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Sugar Plum Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Sugar Plum Brown AleSugar Plum Brown Ale

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 15
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tpd975 on 01-03-2009

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
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3.55/5  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.

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2.99/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice darker cloudier brown hue with a thin half finger head that fades almost immediately to leave a thin light cloud. Pretty standard.

S - Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, sweeter malts. Has an almost dirty aroma. Weird.

T - Taste is faint faint plum, lots of spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, faint ginger. Awfully sweet here, candy and cloy. Like a very sweet winter warmer. Getting none of the usual brown ale notes.

M - Mouthfeel Is lightly carbonated, very syrupy/heavy.

O - Overall, not a huge fan of this beer. Overly sweet and spiced.

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Sugar Plum Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.