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Cigar City / Dunedin Auld Alliance - Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City / Dunedin Auld AllianceCigar City / Dunedin Auld Alliance

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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 11
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
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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3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Dark brown pour into a pint glass. Fizzy light tan head forms to about a finger and size and retains decently. A ring sticks around leaving a few patches of thin lace.

S- Definite Belgian yeast spice and dark fruit/raisin up front. Not much else going on, just some caramel and toasted malts.

T- Again, the Belgian yeast takes over with a spicy (coriander, earthy allspice, slight clove) feel and the dark fruit and raisin flavors that come along with it. The rest of the beer is comprised to me of brown malts and some caramel. A bit medicinal after several sips.

MF- Bubbly feel in a highly carbonated body, foamy even. Finishes with a slight bitterness.

I find that the Belgian yeast isn't exactly the best choice here. It takes on more of a quad/strong belgian flavor, not really like a Scotch ale to me even under that spice and medicinal fruit flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 07:25:26 | More by cbutova
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-24-2012 05:00:11 | More by mcorwin
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-22-2012 04:06:20 | More by bchlr4lfe
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2.68/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

99th Review
Bottle to snifter

From notes. Pretty sure this was opened at the DL Variant + Others Tasting in Chicago (October 2011), but not 100% sure.

A: Burnt brown. Single (tan) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Caramel and Belgian yeast. Weird and uninviting for sure.

T: All spice, black pepper, corriander, and a faint hint of caramel. I'm looking for roasted malt (or any malt at all), but cannot find any; just bitterness here.

M: Medium body & carbonation.

O: It should be noted that Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy is not my favorite style, but I just don't see how this falls into the category. I'd classify it more as a cross between a farmhouse and quad. Interesting and unique for sure, but I'll leave it for others to enjoy and/or try.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 12:52:46 | More by spdyfire83
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4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to moose3285 & his constant underground railroad of southern beer crossing into freedom in the north. Here is another 750 ML escapee. Poured into two big glasses while watching Intervention. #ironic

Pours dark, dark red, with an insane head, which always comes with a concern...the nose is rich Belgian yeasts, banana, sweet malts, & bits of roast. Interesting.

Auld Alliance is a hybrid hydra, & those heads are odd. And likable. The Belgan yeasts are a big, spicy blast, followed closely by the scotch/malts, closely reminiscent of Big Sound at its best. Beautifully sweet. Raisin, banana, roast pops in & out. Alcohol flares. The spicy yeast reasserts itself on the end of the slide. Light & cheery for a wee heavy.

Delicious. Original. This is what a collaboration should be, two brewers teaming up to raise their collective games rather than dumbing it down to a lower common demoninator (which seems like the rule). Excellent beer that tastes like nothing I've had before.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 03:14:35 | More by maximum12
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-02-2012 05:54:10 | More by calcio360jrd
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-20-2011 04:56:29 | More by StayWhatYouAre2
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-09-2011 05:09:45 | More by iemailjack
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4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-black with a large tan head. nice to look at.

S-caramel and butterscotch with a belgian/saison funk to it. smells interesting and tasty! good strength

T-comes in with a good dry taste of dark belgian malts with hints of toffee and then it quickly becomes very bitter and creamy. the after-taste is made of dark fruits and toffee. this is quite unique.

M-heavy carbonation that is oddly dry with a creamy finish

O-very pleased with this one. CCB never fails to bring something unique to the table. I really hope to get this again some day. First brew I've had from Dunedin...I'll have to search for more of their beers!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 02:45:25 | More by AdamBear
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-05-2011 22:30:18 | More by Miamilice
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-02-2011 05:34:50 | More by DoctorB2B
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-28-2011 21:24:14 | More by heyta
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-26-2011 20:57:34 | More by bsuedekum
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South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

hazy and murky looking dark hazelnut brown with a small amount of sediment floating around in the bottle of the glass. Just a small touch of light peaking through the sides and the bottom,

big deep malty notes dominated over everything else insight giving it a very sugary and earthy overall presence. Lots of bready tones in the background and a deep sense of caramel right up in front. There was a slight touch of some residual hoppiness in there, maybe some grass or a light smattering of fruit trying to lighten it up tingly sensation of spiciness. Some caramel, nutmeg, or cinnamon with a hint of vanilla, all very raw and earthy though with lots of grain mixed in as well. The overall taste was very raw, and unfinished, but in a good way. Lots of sugary notes coming onto it now as it really get going.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 03:21:53 | More by mikesgroove
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-21-2011 15:29:29 | More by bob727
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-20-2011 23:49:26 | More by dpnyby
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-19-2011 14:07:44 | More by PthPndr
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

11-19-2011 05:45:01 | More by KevSal
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

11-19-2011 04:57:47 | More by BeerThursdays
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4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this may have been Dan. Thanks!

Beer is amber / hazy, with a tan head of wispy tiny bubbles, some lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma is complex. Nutty, sweet, mild roast, mild chocolate, low bitterness, overall nice.

Beer is sweet and thinner than expected, easy drinking nice finish, sweet dark fruits and raisins on the palate, sweet throughout, not too dry on the back end, a sweet little beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 21:24:02 | More by drabmuh
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3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown almost black with a two finger mocha head that disapates into a solid ring around my glass with decent lacing. Aroma is dominated by Belgian yeast, banana aroma with a bourbon, malted aroma in the back. Taste follows the nose, still dominated by the yeast. As it warms it becomes more balanced with the malt. Drinks smooth and hides alcohol well. It's not outstanding but its good and interesting. I'm glad to have tried it!

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 03:08:04 | More by jcartamdg
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-15-2011 03:11:59 | More by Lukafer
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-14-2011 21:43:10 | More by Waltherpk380
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-14-2011 19:50:35 | More by imperialking
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New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-14-2011 16:08:03 | More by alalvarez75
Cigar City / Dunedin Auld Alliance from Cigar City Brewing
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