tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle. Straw gold pour, big white head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of lemon, citrus, grass, bread, fruity ester, light dust. Taste is light, bready, stone, citrus, lemon. Palate is very dry, soft, light bitter finish. Excellent. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pretty solid beer from pipeworks. Light color and yeast flavor with citrus and lemon and yeast. Zesty with bubbly mouthfeel. jtclockwork (17100) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours apricot gold with white head. Nose and taste of citrus, sugared mango, lemon, Belgian yeast, citrus zest and spicy bready malt. Medium body. Brigadier (3725) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
22 ounce bottle
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Thanks to tastybeer for sharing this to start off a low key tasting. It s not the most exciting beer. However as a light table beer that is easy going it is perfect. I will definitely continue to keep an eye on Pipeworks going forwards.
Aroma / Appearance - The fluffy white head and golden carbonated base reveal this to be a light session beer. The hints of brett in the lemon zest do the same.
Flavor / Palate - The solid kick of brett is carried by a malt wave. Warm applesauce is distracting for a second. The finish though more than makes up for its flaws. A (mostly) well rounded release I would love to see more breweries trying to do these light styles. With such low ABV and minimal ingredients it takes a skilled brewer indeed to pull it off.
22 oz. bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. The batch # spot is blank on the bottle.
A: Pours a hazy yellowish color with a quick dissolving white head forming on the pour. As it subsides it leaves some soapy lace.
S: Some lemony flavors with a little Belgian yeast. Slightly spicy with some grainy and bready malts. A touch of sweetness as well.
T: Lemon candy with some citrus zest. Slightly sweet bready malts with some Belgian yeast. A little phenolic with some light spice as well. A clean finish.
M: Nice drinkability. Light bodied with some medium carbonation levels. Goes down quick, easy and clean.
O: A nice sessionable Belgian-style pale ale. Nothing jumps out as being crazy to draw you in, just pretty standard overall with some nice citrus zest.
Serving type: bottle
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Batch #69. Pours a cloudy pale gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy and creamy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, a bready pils malt backing, and a few floral citruses. Some pepper, orange zest, and straw. Flavor is similar. Clean, bready pils malts with a somewhat peppery Belgian yeast, straw, and slightly zesty citrus peel. Finishes clean and dry with a light peppery bitterness, some florals, and a touch of citrus zest. Lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a somewhat lively, moderate carbonation. Overall, a simple and clean Belgian Ale, but really easy drinking and balanced. Nothing crazy, but really well done. Good beer. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
22 oz bottle from Printers Row (Chicago, IL). Been very excited for this collab, especially as it’s a smaller beer. Pours a rich hazy golden yellow hue, touches of mellow orange glow, a good haziness. Frothy brighter white head atop is a nice layer, laces well as it sticks around as a small film. Aromas offer yeasty spice, bread dough and gentle estery fruit. Lively citrus rind, orange juice, lemon, grass. Bread dough, straw, and pale grainy malts. A gentle funkiness, yeasty elements with a touch of coriander, touches of pear, citrus, and yeast live on. Initial offers a gentle body, touches of dryness, rind, dry grainy malts, dough, crackers. Dry grassy and earthy hops, gentle spice and yeast. Middle shows some more rind, citrusy lemon and orange, straw, and gentle dough. A lighter body, more dry through the whole beer, remaining light and session worthy. More dry and citrusy rind finish, gentle spice, yeast, touches of lotion and straw, dry bready malts. Dryness, yeast, gentle doughy malts, dry straw, gentle yeast and more rind. Gentle citrus juice, more dry without the bigger sweet fruit and malt body. Earthy hops, gentle yeast, richer rind with a smaller maltbill that makes this too drinkable. Good flavors, nose is a bit stinky off the bat but settles out as it sits. Pretty nice offering here. Citrus zest and oils linger, dry and prickly, after you get into it further deyholla (12032) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear pale gold with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of light grain and grass with a strong note of orange peel and an underlying light yeast. Flavor starts with light orange peel and earthy sweet grain and is joined by a nice light grass note in the finish. Drinkable. kaser (6366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Yellow with minimal head. Orange I guess. Lemon aroma. Fruity lemon wheat taste but isn't overpowering. Pretty good kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep hazy golden with a tan soapy white head. Citrus and lemongrass aroma with a sweet floral flavor. Highly carbonated. Good beer.