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Vuja De - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

157 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 25.44%
Wants: 25
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.96% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale with Black Currants, Locally Foraged Lemon Leaves, Hibiscus, Cane Sugar and Elderberry Flowers.

(Beer added by: djmichaelk on 01-19-2011)
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Photo of sendsilk
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Bottle opened on 7.16.14

Sweet fruit, spices with a nice tart middle.

Photo of Alpar
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of KG710
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of HitchSlap
1.25/5  rDev -63.5%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.19/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: dark brown, opaque body with a fat, frisky, frothy tan head; some lace arms draped behind

S: bright fruits and flowers, sweet dark chewy caramel and sharp tart yeastiness

T: dark, sharply tart fruit highlighted with flowery, bright and citric components; dark and earthy characteristics underscore lighter, brighter, acidic and woody flavors

M: light and drying with touches of acidity; smooth and soothing despite the mild puckering effect

O: I'm trying not to sound too wild in my review here, because I'm something of a novice regarding American wild ale, but for my tastes, this beer is a lot better than a lot of the reviews suggest. Think, dark, light-bodied, and tart. If that's your thing, you'll enjoy this.

Also, disclaimer: this is a "store-aged" bottle from 2011, and has apparently benefitted considerably from aging, as I detected none of the acetone flavor/aroma that many reported.

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

750 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Overcarbonated. Huge creamy head. Sticks to the inside. Murky reddish brown body.

Smell - Vinegar. Red wine. Cherry. Acetone. Some must.

Taste - Ouch. Really sour. Vinegary and solvent. Nail polish remover flavor. More distinct red wine flavor. Some cherry and malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Kinda heavy. Doesn't taste overcarbonated. Very sour. The off flavors are rough.

Overall - Couldn't finish this. Drainpour.

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of DaTimBennett
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of mrandypandy
2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of Florida9
2.36/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Oh god, what have I done to offend thee?

This beer pours a brown, sort of (but not really) grape juice or red wine colored liquid. Slight translucent, but mostly opaque. Forms a thin, bubbly, off-white colored head. No lacing. Aroma is...different: Unripe fruit, tart unripe berries, grapes?, sort of like grape soda grape flavoring, but then there is a ctirus-floral-chalky aroma that I have a hard time grasping is an actual smell that I am smelling. The taste is more of same, yet different in all together other unpleasant ways. Taste starts with a rather sweet, floral-spiked vinegar flavor, before turning even more floral, with notes of berry, like fermented blueberry or maybe strawberry, but some sort of vinegary berry that has seen far far better days. Vinegar on the back end. Maybe a touch of malt. Maybe a touch of black tea. Complex, but with a an onslaught of competing flavors that just don't mesh. Medium bodied. Extremely sour, but not brutally so, though I can feel this liquid burning a hole in my stomach. No bitterness. Sweet-sour mess.
In the end, undrinkable. I was incapable of finishing a single glass.

Photo of lionssoccer13
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.11/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out as a deep reddish brown color with a quick fading tan colored head on top. The retention is minimal and there is no real lacing. The smell of the beer is definitely sour, with some vinegar-like notes to it. The taste is a little fruity with some very subtle malt but the sourness of it all overpowers everything else. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied with a very acidic puckering sensation left in the finish. Overall I wasn't that impressed with it, I was happy to have tried it but it's nothing worth seeking out.

Photo of DaveHack
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of hopkrid
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of yokken
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of pixieskid
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of DmanGTR
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of yourefragile
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of MordorMongo
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of iemailjack
2/5  rDev -41.5%

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Vuja De from Cigar City Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.