Sugar Plum Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by PorterLambic:
4.33/5 rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Arrives a rich dark brown with only a hint of light penetration. Dark tan head dropped fairly quickly to a solid film. A ton of lace, though.
Smell is spicy and swert with notes of nuts, roasted malt, nutmeg, turbinado sugar and cinnamon. Good balance.
Taste is malt and spices first with a well-balanced hop presence following. I expected a straight Maduro with spices but got something different. Well done. As it warms a more juniper -like hop note comes through. Very nice with the roasted malts.
Creamy to start with a cleaner than expected finish. Somewhat drying as well. Medium-bodied with a solid effervescence. I could drink this seasonal brew all year round. The spices are well-restrained in the mouth. Slight coating on the palate.
Serving type: on-tap
11-12-2011 21:48:28 | More by PorterLambic
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3.56/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A – Poured out a coca cola brown with a quick finger of off white/brown head that quickly dissipates and leaved nothing around to speak of.
S – Holiday aromas all around in the nose. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice.
T – Follows the nose closely with the flavors. Immediately get the nutmeg and allspice flavors. Very light cinnamon. Has a nice base of caramel malt with brown sugar though it is not sweet. Touches of black licorice in there as well.
M – Medium bodied with low carbonation. Slightly dry finish.
O – I am a huge fan of brown ales so this fit into my wheelhouse nicely. I also dig the Christmas flavors that this is packed with. Nice solid brown spiced ale here. Not for everyone but good by me any day.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2014 02:01:26 | More by GallowsThief
Sugar Plum Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.