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
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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 olafphysics
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Fcolle2
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy brown with a 1 finger tan head.

Dark fruit is very present in the nose, warm brown sugar aroma. Malt has a toffee like note to it. Yeast also add another fruity dynamic on top of big belgian motes with clove and soices intertwined to it.

Taste is good and follows the nose brown sugar and toffee like malt are forward. Sugar is much milder in the taste. Finishs with a yeasty toffee note with a slight alcoholic bite. Dark fruit on the after taste.

Mouthfeel has good carbonation and medium body.

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Photo of Kubrickx
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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 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 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 Florida9
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep chestnut brown. Still fairly translucent in color. Forms a minimal fizzy off-white head that reduces fairly quickly, leaving just a faint swirl of foam on top of the beer. No lacing. Beer appears rather flat-looking after just a couple of minutes.

S: Aroma is bright and sweet, smelling like a farmer's market on an autumn day. Dates, figs, chocolate, and chestnuts.

T: Taste is similar to the aroma. Earthy, with a distinct sweetness to the beer. Light brown sugar and caramel notes, dates, sweet tea, cola, banana bread, and just a hint of chocolate. Finish is earthy, but it's a sweet earthiness. But this sweetness actually becomes somewhat grating as you drink the beer.

M: Medium bodied, but comes off feeling thin and slightly watery. Plus the carbonation on this one is very low. Not exactly flat, but not too far from it either.

O: I'll readily admit I'm not too big a fan of the style, but I liked this take on it. Rather sweet - too sweet for my tastes - but interesting and flavorful. I would say this beer begs to be paired with food and I believe I would have enjoyed it more if I had.

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Photo of kawilliams81
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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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
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