Brother Blue Beardo - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev +1.3%
Dark and opaque caramel color. Almost no head and a flat appearance.
Smells sweet with artificial grape notes. I know it's blueberries in here but I'm smelling grape. Brown sugar, figs.
Taste is sweet dark fruit. Caramel, brown sugar. The blueberry is subtle and in the finish. Slightly boozy.
Mouthfeel is chewy, thick, mild carbonation.
A decent beer, but I'm not fond of fruiting this style. It's something you want to split, not take on a bottle yourself.
11-29-2013 03:00:18 | More by Vonerichs
3.76/5 rDev +0.8%
Dark tootsie roll brown color, very thin layer of tan foam on the surface, that fades away quickly. Small amount of spotty lace on the opposite side of the glass, but not much. Surface is glassy.
Bubblegum and caramel in the aroma, yeast esters, mild indistinct fruitiness.
Smooth and full bodied, light acidity from the fruit, big caramelized sugars. Yeasty spice, nutmeg, spiced cookies. Light blueberry in the aftertaste, creamy feel as it warms up. Overall it's good, the blueberry is faint but it's there. A smooth big Dubbel for the colder weather...
11-02-2013 21:32:17 | More by emerge077
3.75/5 rDev +0.5%
750 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Batch # 227 - 228 printed on the label. Another new beer from Pipeworks, this time a dubbel, a style I am not too familiar with. Keeping an open mind and open expectations on this one.
Poured into an over-sized wine glass.
A - Pours a very dark cola / mahogany colored body with perhaps just a hint of purple hue thrown in there. Aggressive pour conjures just under a finger of brownish-purple bubbles that dies down to a ring quickly.
S - Yeast funk is what jumped at me initially. Afterwards, the dark Belgian candi syrup comes into play, some brown sugar / molasses, some spice, and just a hint of fruitiness from the blueberries, but you would never know it just by the smell alone.
T - Taste turns it up a notch from the aroma with some sugary Belgian candied sugars, mild caramel, yeast-derived fruitiness, raisins, some unidentifiable peppery spice, and on the end the natural fruitiness of the blueberries comes out.
M - Feel is smooth, creamy, and light with minimal stickiness lingering. Medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a pretty average beer from Pipeworks; definitely not their finest hour, yet it remains a drinkable, enjoyable specimen. Blueberries aren't exactly the most powerful flavor out there, and what does manage to come through is authentic and well-done. Extremely light for being a 10.00% abv beer, also. Worth a try.
Pipeworks Brother Blue Beardo ---3.5/5
11-14-2013 04:41:17 | More by mfnmbvp
Brother Blue Beardo from Pipeworks Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.