Spicy Plum Sour Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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4.5/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Firkin Friday at CCB
A - It pours a cloudy orange-pink, capped with a fizzy head and it is quite lively in the effervescence dept.
S - The nose is heavily spiced, but it is also masterfully balanced. Ginger, chamomile, plum, cardamom, clove, and Indian bay leaf are just the most obvious spice suggestions, there are certainly more to be found. The whole thing has a reasonable similarity to Sleepytime tea on crack, in terms of the volume of aromatics. This is alchemy, quite simply, to create something so laden with complexity.
T - The taste is shockingly sour, especially given the soothing herbal composition of the nose. Big general acidicity hits your throat like a minor Hanssens's Experimental, and it seems neither acetic nor lactic. There is a lot of fruit flavor: cherry, currant, raspberry, pinot grape and of course plum; there is also a lot of the same spicing found in the nose. This is good stuff.
M - Very nice feel on cask.
O - This is a great spiced sour beer. Awesome brew, challenging the limits of accepted flavor dyamics. Can Tampa even get down with such an insane libation at this point?
Serving type: cask
04-02-2011 17:06:17 | More by ktrillionaire
Spicy Plum Sour Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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