Date Sugar Yeast Magik | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Date Sugar Yeast MagikDate Sugar Yeast Magik

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by KFBR392 on 07-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by chanokokoro:
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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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rhoadsrage
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.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Opaque light brown with a rather flat appearance. The carbonation quickly rises to the top, forms a thin dish soap bubbly head, then dissipates without a trace in a matter of seconds. From there it looks like a glass of caramel.

Nice standard aromas from a dubble... phenols, cloves, sweet and sugary. Hint of caramel.

Banana flambe. Spices, cloves, nutty, and again, sweet.

Mounthfeel was a little flat, much like the appearance.

Overall, I really enjoyed the beer and if it would have had just a tad more carbonation would have scored much higher for me. The smell and taste were very good for the style.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of emerge077
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep chestnut brown color, opaque with low clarity, a thin layer of parchment-toned surface foam. Floating island veil of skim in the center, no lacing to be seen.

Phenolic Belgian yeast aromas, nutty, clove, nebulous spices, trace candi sugar sweetness.

Full bodied and syrupy smooth, light spiciness in the middle and lingering into the aftertaste. Some peppery alcohol heat counters the nutty sweetness. Rich flavors of dates and nuts, ripe banana, caramel, rich malt and yeast character. Overall a nice Dubbel that I enjoyed sipping on for an hour or so.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of mfnmbvp
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

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Photo of Kubrickx
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Drucifer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of patjohnfive
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of cnbrown313
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of krl2112
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of Boston_Steve
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of funkyaudio
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of KFBR392
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Murky medium brown color. No head on the pour or retained. Below average carbonation. Simple, interesting look.

Taste: Exotic spices and dark fruits hit the nose right away. A doughy fresh yeast aroma. A slightly spicy tone supplied by the dates. A bold aroma which is rounded and balanced.

Taste: The front is a blast of dark complex fruit. The body is filled with strong exotic spices and plenty of dates. These accents continue to dance on the palate long after drinking. The finish is medium sweetness with a malty dryness.

Mouthfeel: Lots of spicy tones linger with a very complex addition of dark fruits.

Overall: A really tasty beer. Pipeworks continues to show either quality with some many different and difficult styles of beer. I have been especially impressed with their belgian offerings like this one. A very easy drinking dubbel.

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Photo of maxcoinage
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Thebrianeffect
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of gregdafdxguy
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The dubbel that drinks like a quad. My bottle didn’t have carbonation issues, I got bubbles and a fizzy tang on the tongue, but this is supposed to be lightly carbonated I think. And it is. Makes it very creamy, very sweet, nothing really balances out the sweetness. But it tastes great, all the quad flavors of banana/clove/bubblegum I love. Appearance is a rich brown. I won’t get another bottle, but I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of jabo134
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Archemedies
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Date Sugar Yeast Magik from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 52 ratings