Mamaw's Mean Cobbler
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Mamaw's Mean CobblerMamaw's Mean Cobbler
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From:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
 
Virginia, United States
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #21
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,895
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 7.86%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
14
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 02, 2022
Added:
May 15, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  1
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Mamaw's Mean CobblerMamaw's Mean Cobbler
Notes: Mamaw’s Mean Cobbler is a delightful variation of our Peach Tripel with vanilla, cinnamon, coconut, and milk sugar additions delivering the classic flavors of a southern-style peach cobbler baked fresh in grandma’s kitchen.
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Rated: 4.28 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Sep 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jun 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.66 by Cashbail from New Hampshire

Jun 21, 2021
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.46/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
16 oz can into a chalice.

Pours an opaque burnt orange color with a finger of fluffy white head. Good retention. Leaves a lot of cobweb lacing around the top of the glass.

Aromas of fresh peach, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. A little pie crust. Yep. Peach cobbler.

The flavor follows the nose: canned peaches with nutmeg and cinnamon. Some vanilla. Bready malt serves as the pie crust. As the beer warms there's a bit of coconut and clove.

The feel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. A little syrupy. Some mild alcohol presence.

Overall, I hate this beer. It tastes good. It smells decent. But this is labeled as a Belgian Tripel. How do I give this a fair rating? It's a solid fruit beer, but it's a straight up blasphemous and horrifying excuse for a Tripel. I guess I'll just say: Read the can. If you want a true Belgian style Tripel, do not buy. But if you want a beer that tastes like Peach Cobbler and also gives you a good buzz, drink this for days.
Jun 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

May 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bought from Tavour. By far one of the most interesting brews I've had this year. A tripel that breaks the traditional mold into pieces. And it tastes great (with proper imagination.)

Relative to traditional tripels, Mamaw's Mean Cobbler is messy... a bit too hazy, but above average for its active protein swirls. It Smells like the champ at a Georgia peach contest at the state fair. It actually Tastes the same (again, an active imagination makes this possible.) Sitting in my mouth (concealing its true alcohol content), Mamaw is not Mean... but is deceptive.

I bought two cans from Tavour. The first I was so entranced with that I forgot to review it on BA (a 1 in, let's say, 2000 rarity.) But I saved the second can for late in the summer when the peaches were ripe and I could get a pie from the exemplar pie shop, Hoosier Momma. The pairing was exquisite... but Hardywood has to share the credit 50-50.

This is my second from Hardywood. They are doing God's work in bringing a better culture to Richmond... and I'm very glad to enjoy them here in Chicago.
Sep 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.01 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Aug 30, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
By no means is this a traditional tripel, but man is it a delicious summer treat! Opaque orange body with a white cap and light lacing. Vanilla laden sweet peach with bold cinnamon and general esters in the nose. Taste is wonderfully vibrant rendition of nose: satisfying coolness on the palate with the peach, vanilla, lactose, and coconut, yes coconut, with the contrasting baking spices without being jarring, meanwhile the lighter yeast bridges it all with a kick of clove to boot. Feel is cool, crisp, light but medium weight and summery. The wife loved it
Aug 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.14 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Aug 02, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jul 20, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is hazy and a little dark yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that left some lacing down the sides of the glass and a narrow collar around the edge.
S: Moderate aromas of peaches are present in the nose along with notes of spices.
T: The taste follows the smell and starts off with flavors of peaches and has notes of coconut and lactose with hints of cinnamon.
M: If feels medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked this tripel as it tasted more like a spiced peach cobbler than it did as a sweet and alcoholic tripel.

Serving type: can
Jul 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.27 by TechTriumph from Virginia

May 10, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Kregger’s at Hand in Richmond, VA.

This one pours a slightly hazy golden orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells like sweet peach, cinnamon spiciness, vanilla cream, and some clove.

The base tripel is essentially buried underneath the peach cobbler here, other than that some candied sweetness and a touch of clove. The peach is juicy and spiced in the best way. Cinnamon can often ruin a beer - it doesn’t here. The vanilla is a subtle touch of creamy sweetness on the back end.

This is creamy and fairly thick, with no booziness and a decent level of drinkability.

This is a purely fun beer that approximates the dessert very well.
Jun 18, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A-Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has abundant peach hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a peach flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent Tripel
Jun 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.64 by hophugger from Virginia

Sep 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by stortore from Illinois

Jun 29, 2018
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Rated by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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Jun 02, 2018
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Reviewed by ManlyMuppet from Maryland

4.89/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Truly masterful. I cannot imagine a closer approximation to drinking peach cobbler. The first sip is startling, because they nailed it so well. I hope they produce this more widely in the future.
Sep 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by Jason_cs from Florida

Jul 09, 2017
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Reviewed by VeganUndead from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
They hit the nail on the head with this one. While the heavy spice addition does drag you down a bit buy the time you finish a cup, this smells and tastes exactly like peach cobbler
Jul 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by brocktune from Virginia

Jun 24, 2017
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Reviewed by HattedClassic from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Cloudy yellow with orange hues makes for a really nice look. Smell and taste are fantastic. Strong and consistent peach cobbler notes. Cinnamon is present but not overwhelming. Peach adds a good light tart. Flour and sugar notes. Body is medium bordering on heavy. Very light carbonation. It's insane how strongly this beer resembles peach cobbler.
Jun 24, 2017
Mamaw's Mean Cobbler from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 23 ratings