Date Sugar Yeast Magik
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
3.68 | pDev: 11.96%
Sep 05, 2014
Jul 31, 2013
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Rated: 4 by funkyaudio from Illinois

Sep 05, 2014
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22 oz. bottle, with handwritten Batch #167 written on the label. Finally getting around to trying this offering from Pipeworks, this bottle is just over a year old now. I believe this is my first dubbel from Pipeworks, not a style I'm particularly fond of, but I have high expectations.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a murky mahogany brown colored body, with just under a finger of tan bubbles for a head. Leaves behind some thin spotty lacing. Looks okay.

S - The smell is comprised of alcohol phenols, dried dark fruits imparted from the dates, a light cinnamon type smell, candied sugars, and notes of brown bread.

T - Taste follows the nose - lightly spicy, yeasty, dried dark fruitiness from the dates, figs, berries, & candi sugar. The Trappist ale yeast makes itself known. Again, I'm getting notes of cinnamon and brown bread, and other spice rack notes.

M - The feel is full-bodied with low lying carbonation. Slightly syrupy and boozy on the palate.

Overall, it was a well made and well preserved effort, but I will wait to see what they can do with this style next time. Recommended if it is still available to you.

Pipeworks Date Sugar Yeast Magik ---3.5/5
Aug 05, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Thebrianeffect from Illinois

Jun 15, 2014
Rated: 5 by Braden from Tennessee

May 25, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by RMelyon from Illinois

May 24, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Drucifer from Illinois

May 19, 2014
Rated: 4 by Kubrickx from Illinois

May 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by alexm1309 from Illinois

Apr 22, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by NickyPogs from Illinois

Mar 25, 2014
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Reviewed by chanokokoro from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Pipeworks Brewing Company branded snifter/short stemmed tulip

Pours a hazy mahogany capped by a one finger light beige head. Average retention; hints of lacing here and there. Brown sugar, candi sugar, dark fruit, sugar plums, and dried dates on the nose. Opens with caramel and candi sugar initially. Bold date, plum, hints of molasses and brown sugar join in. Finishes semi-dry with continued dates, candi sugar, and warming alcohol. Syrupy body, low carbonation. Nothing groundbreaking as far as the style goes, however a very solid brew which is nothing short of enjoyable.
Mar 20, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by jsher1112 from Illinois

Jan 18, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by vinny21bal from Illinois

Jan 12, 2014
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Reviewed by rhoadsrage from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
(Served in a chalice)
Batch 166
A- This beer pours a slightly dense brown body with a thin film of off-white head that is supported by a gentle carbonation.

S- The nice dark sugar notes blend with date syrup, circus peanuts and banana/plantain esters. There is a soft peppery phenol in the finish, but this is a very good sniffing beer.

T- The nice flavor of dates and classic dubble yeast character has some hints of nougat and pear esters with a gentle touch of sweetness in the finish. There is a slight cidery note that comes through as it warms but it adds a nice twist. There is a nice alcohol note with a mineral tang in the aftertaste.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a creamy fizz and a warming alcohol heat to it.

O- This is a nice dubble style beer with good support by raw sugar and dates and it seems like it adds layers to each sip as it opens up.
Jan 08, 2014
Rated: 3 by Boston_Steve from Massachusetts

Jan 04, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by DerekMorgan from Massachusetts

Jan 04, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jan 01, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Jan 01, 2014
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Reviewed by bschinelli from Illinois

3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A - Dirty or muddy brown color, nearly opaque with thick yeast cloud particulates in the beer. Very little head when poured into the glass, quickly falling into the beer and forming a ring of dark tan bubbles around the glass.

S - Dates, with allspice and belgian yeast phenols dominate the nose.

T - There's a lot of fruit forward tastes; dates of course, but plum follows. The medium tastes are of spice and phenols again. It finishes with a sweet dark sugar on the back of the tongue.

M - Spicy, peppery medium body with a hint of oily resin from the hops.

O - I liked it. This is a very good dubbel, paired very well with some ham and potato perogies.
Dec 27, 2013
Rated: 3 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Dec 11, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by maxcoinage from Illinois

Nov 16, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Oct 27, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois

Oct 26, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by patjohnfive from Illinois

Oct 24, 2013
Rated: 4 by wyatt13 from Illinois

Oct 20, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by CesarLopes from Brazil

Oct 14, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by sleuthdog from Illinois

Sep 29, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by jplopez21 from Illinois

Sep 21, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by mjohnson17 from Illinois

Sep 18, 2013
Rated: 4 by stortore from Illinois

Sep 14, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by CityofBals from Illinois

Sep 12, 2013
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Reviewed by kawilliams81 from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a dark amber with a 1 finger beige head. Small bubbles and trails.

Toffee, big dark fruits, dough, spices, typical dubbel aroma.

Roasted malts, toffee, raisins and dark fruits, light spices.

Not a bad first try st a dubbel but has some heat to it.
Sep 11, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH from Illinois

Sep 09, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by imperialking from Illinois

Sep 05, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by cnbrown313 from Illinois

Sep 04, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Archemedies from Massachusetts

Sep 04, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by sweemzander from Illinois

Aug 29, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by jaydoc from Kansas

Aug 27, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by GRG1313 from California

Aug 25, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by spycow from Illinois

Aug 24, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by olafphysics from Minnesota

Aug 24, 2013
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