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Sugar Plum Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

Sugar Plum Brown AleSugar Plum Brown Ale

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.43%


Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cigar City Brewing's official celebration of Christmas. A rich-bodied brown ale forms the stage for holiday flavors which dance a festive ballet highlighted by pirouetting leaps of Christmas inspired spices. Cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, rose hips and chamomile compliment the subtle chocolate and light coffee notes of the malt and the addition of roasted carob and chicory complete the performance. Brewed once a year to celebrate the Christmas season. Pair with fresh cracked nuts, fruit cake and share with friends and family. Merry Christmas from the CCB family!

22 IBU

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 01-03-2009)
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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.

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Sugar Plum Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.