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Sea Bass - Cigar City Brewing

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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 20.44%
Wants: 25
Gots: 41 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: aepb1 on 09-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

According to the head brewer, this a "dark farmhouse ale".
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml, 2010?
Lost Abbey tulip

A: Pours a murky reddish hued brown color. Tons of carbonation, over carbo. Four fingers off white slightly tan head. Tiny bubbles streaming up sides of glass. The cap had dark brown funky goop on it.

S: Smells like a full on sour beer, more than a Saison. As I have heard, this one has gotten funky over the years. Balsamic vinegar. Tart cherry. Tanic woodiness. Smells of Flanders red.

T: Tip of the tongue is that tart acidic sour tinge. Then in the middle of the palate you get this strange OFF funkiness. Like rancid woodiness. Infection maybe? Not pleasant. There is an almost cocoa like flavor in there. Finish is dry, but some of that funk lingers with you.

M: Medium bodied. Thank god carbonation sort of clears the palate.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My dad picked this up for me when he visited last November. I poured this one into my CCB snifter because I do not have a chalice.

Appearance: Holy moly a geyser. This one spewed all over my computer desk as I opened it then I let it drip down into the snifter. Once I got it under control and poured a little, it had a huge rocky head on top of a murky dark brown beer.

Smell: This one has a huge smell which is nice on a fall evening. I smell apple juice, maybe some nutmeg and other fall spices. The yeast is a dominant factor here, lending a significant load of character.

Taste: This one has a load of character. A very prickly acidity over a somewhat dark malt base. This beer is somewhat sour or tart, maybe a bit too much. A bit of roast char is noticeable after a few sips also. For 8 ABV, the alcohol is actually quite apparent.

Mouthfeel: This one is over carbed, maybe from letting it sit for almost a year. The body is middling and the flavors coat the mouth quite well.

Overall: Not a balanced beer, but really flavorful. I am glad to have had it before CCB quite brewing it. An experiment that did not quite hit it's mark.

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Pours a dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and some sour and tart fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a slightly tart finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite tasty and easy to drink.

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Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into pint glass.

A: Dark reddish brown, with quite a bit of tan head. There is significant visible carbonation.

S: Sour, vinegar, funky tart, rotting strawberries, with a background sweet smell.

T: Tart, sour, sour pineapple, funky, acerbic. All with a dry finish that is a bit puckering.

M: More light bodied than it looked. Carbonation lends tingliness to the mouthfeel.

O: This is good, but I wish there were more overt fruit flavors here. I will say that this one REALLY improves as it warms up a little. So make sure you savor slowly and let it come up several degrees!

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Sea Bass from Cigar City Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.