11 Pipers Piping | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Scotch-style ale with candi sugar and coriander.

Added by superspak on 09-13-2018

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of REVZEB
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This tastes like an odd scottish christmas cookie. Has a baking spice and sugary feel in the body. Good contrasting smoke and sweetness in taste. Toffee, candi sugar, coriander, soil, peat smoke, smooth malts and short bread all fill the palate. On smell more distinguished, where in taste they get a little muddled together. Decent booziness on the finish of sips as well.

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Photo of Vylo
4.77/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a large, thick bottle, this brew is a dark hickory color with slight head. The aroma has intense malt notes....a hint of fruit, caramel, and coriander spice. The taste is sugary and has a little alcohol warmth. Full in body and flavorful. Wonderful.

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Photo of nrbw23
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this one is woefully underrated here on BA in my opinion, an amazing and really different holiday beer, easily my favorite from the series over the past handful of years. when i saw the label, i was literally engaged in a conversation that was pondering why one would put coriander in a scotch ale, it sounds like a weird and unnatural fusion of styles and ingredients, especially with the candy sugar, but the price was fair, and i kind of unequivocally trust the bruery. im glad i did, this was a highlight of our christmas beer session, its like nothing i have ever had before, and offers something decidedly different from the cinnamon and clove and vanilla everyone wants to use this time of year to make beer festive. this has a beautiful deep mahogany color to it, a high rising white belgian looking head, and wonderful lace and clarity, really attractive brew in the glass, its size is evident too though, long legs and some viscosity, though quite obviously well carbonated at the same time. aroma and flavor are identical, with the flavor being just a little more pungent to me, which i love. the coriander has a nice toasted earthy note, not floral and herbaceous like it can sometimes be, and the candy sugar and the deep malt base give the more the vibe of a complex quad than of a scotch ale, although that nutty kilned malt warmth and light peat element keep it scotchy too, its a nice hybrid between the two really. i dont get a lot of flavor from the yeast, but i dont really need it, and its still easy to admire the fermentation here, its clean for how big it is and how sweet in the middle, and it really gives an uplifting feel to this in the right places, it doesnt drink as heavy as it should for its strength, even though i can taste the alcohol a bit. toasted breads, rum soaked raisins, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, and the coriander late. its nuanced and complex and positively delicious. this might have been my favorite of the holiday beers in our lineup, and stands as one of the best in this series. enormously impressive!

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Photo of deereless
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a brown, almost black body with minimal head and lace. Spicy, malty, boozy aroma. Spicy, boozy taste as the spice blends in with the booze for a heated sweet taste (thanks to malts) and finishes a little muddled.

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Photo of avalon07
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a 3/4", creamy, off white, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A good, but not stunning, aroma of malt, spices, a sugary quality, and some caramel.

T: Tasted of a light amount of hops (barely noticeable), a good shot of sweet malt (present throughout), a somewhat boozy quality, a little coriander, a bit of caramel, and some candi sugar. This is kind of a thin flavor. All the ingredients are there for something good, but it comes off as a little thin and slightly watery. Still, it's not awful.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an uneven beer, but it has likable aspects. Worth a look.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bruery Terruex tasting room on 11/11/18.

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjrider
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown root beer color with thick foamy head dissipating into a ring of foamy bubbles and a bit of lacing.Nose is fairly mild with hints of sweet malt and whiffs of coriander. Taste follows with more noticeably pronounced sweetness and coriander. Feels a bit on the thin side for the style. Not sure if I like the coriander ,seems a bit too heavy in the mix.

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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