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Cigar City / Dunedin Auld Alliance - Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City / Dunedin Auld AllianceCigar City / Dunedin Auld Alliance

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%


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

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
French-style Scotch Ale.

(Beer added by: olimpia84 on 09-15-2011)
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Reviews by dcloeren:
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dcloeren

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very masculine tobacco brown with a touch of beige head.

The aroma on this brew is classic scotch ale. Great toffee and caramel sweetness with a little booze. Sweet and warming... Very inviting.

The taste follows suite. Sweet sticky toffee costs my mouth with caramel malty undertones.

This is where the beer gets extremely unique. Bier de garde yeast takes the syrupy scotch ale to an extreme carbonation overload. It doesn't ruin the beer but it is a little off putting... Makes the beer a little airy on the tongue and takes a little flavor profile odd it.

An amazing aroma and taste were offset with the yeast in this brew. Not bad by any means but Te yeast takes over the brew for sure...

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 23:03:46 | More by dcloeren
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-14-2014 19:17:35 | More by kjkinsey
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TheDoak

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-27-2014 03:48:19 | More by TheDoak
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

01-13-2014 19:10:52 | More by beernads
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-15-2013 05:29:12 | More by jkball01
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

10-12-2013 21:26:20 | More by zekeman17
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TR0219

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

10-08-2013 15:08:03 | More by TR0219
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

dark brown/black pour with 2 fingers of foamy tan head, slow dissipation. smells very heavy on the booze - oak barrels, scotch, vanilla, raisins/rum, brown sugar. getting a lot of sweet malt (but not cloyingly sweet), some subtle roasted flavor, subtle oaky taste, brown sugar and dark fruit (fig/plum) are dominant, definitely cannot taste tha alcohol anywhere as much as you can smell it. medium body with high carbonation.. a little odd to have this much carbonation in a dark beer with this high abv content, but it helps make it slightly easier to drink somehow.

i'm not a huge fan of this style particularly, but this is a very enjoyable beer and fairly easy to drink (considering the abv and size of the bottle) on an early fall evening. kid's asleep, wife's in bed - it's just me, kingdom hearts, and this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 01:10:27 | More by facundoCNB
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Dad got this for me in FL last year. Thanks a lot pops!

From a 750 into a CCB tulip

APPEARANCE: A slow pour yields a two finger, medium-loose looking, foamy, light tan head with good retention. Muddy sienna brown with higher levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a solid foam cap. A foam film remains but leaves o lacing down the glass. Lots of carbonation in this one.

SMELL: Fruity with sweet caramel and toffee aromas. Dark fruits such as raisins and dates, with some funky hay notes. Some apples and notes of leather as well. Bold enough.

TASTE: Potent and boozy, though it's only 8% and change. Leather, caramel with sweet dark fruits as well. Raisins and dates again, with spicy alcohol at the swallow. Bold but dry aftertaste of sweet fruits, light bitter chocolate, some spicy booze and some hay flavors from the saison yeast.

PALATE: Thinner body and higher levels of carbonation. Light but creamy, goes down okay and finishes slightly dry. Some burn after the swallow. Too light and carbonated.

OVERALL: This is alright, but it's overcarbonated and the light feel doesn't work well. It's also pretty boozy for the abv. There are some scotch ales that I quite enjoy, but haven't found one from CCB that agrees with me yet. Can't win 'em all. Thanks again dad! Appreciate the haul.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 18:55:28 | More by Jeffo
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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sendsilk

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.8%

08-25-2013 06:17:24 | More by sendsilk
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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Vec2267

Florida

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark brown bordering on black, tons of thin chocolate milk colored foam, falls quickly but comes back to life with a swirl

S - rum soaked raisins/fruit, alcohol

T - quite fruity (raisins, figs), caramel, quite sweet but a tart twang as well, alcohol

M - the carbonation keeps a very big, sweet beer from becoming syrupy

O - another quality beer from a great brewery, the sum is better than any one piece, quality beer but the taste becomes chore at the end of the bottle, the alcohol also detracts

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 01:04:12 | More by Vec2267
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Cigar City / Dunedin Auld Alliance from Cigar City Brewing
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