Blueberry Muffin Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
3.33/5 rDev -17.6%
This poured out as a chalky looking brown color, there was a nice nice white head on top that doesn't leave much behind on the glass. The smell of the beer was packed with the aroma of fresh blueberry with some cinnamon. There wasn't too much else on the nose. The taste of the beer gives off a tart fresh blueberry flavor with a big amount of cinnamon in there too. The mouthfeel is drinkable and finishes dry. Overall I wasn't as impressed with this beer as I was expecting to be. I found that the amount of spice in this beer was way too high. All in all I was happy to try it but left disappointed.
09-30-2012 16:35:54 | More by Knapp85
4.1/5 rDev +1.5%
First had: on tap at Blue Dog Tavern, Chalfont, PA
Served in a tulip glass, a cloudy cola brown liquid, with a small beige head that receded to a small ring; dabs of soapy lacing left behind. Great aroma, malty sweetness, and really just pure cakey blueberry muffin, plain and simple. Taste wasn't quite as great as the smell, but it was still good in its own right. Malty sweetness, brown sugar, allspice, chewy blueberry notes are more distant, but still obvious...just not quite as much as the nose promised. Lower carbonation and about medium bodied, very nice overall.
09-30-2012 01:13:58 | More by Rifugium
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
I had this on-tap at Churchkey in DC. Served in a snifter.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a layer of off white head that goes away completely.
Smell: Malt and blueberry sweetness right off the bat. This is a very fruity beer, which is to be expected.
Taste: Not as sweet as the smell, but the berries are just as prevalent. Definitely reminds me of a blueberry muffin. Slightly bitter in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with foamy carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: This is a really nice beer and a neat concept. I would have it again.
06-13-2012 02:55:03 | More by oline73
3.6/5 rDev -10.9%
Draft at Cigar City during Hunahpu Day 2012.
Pours dark chocolate brown color with mahogany edges and a one finger yellowish beige head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Another great smelling beer from Cigar City. These guys really nail the aroma on these dessert beers. It has the usual character of maduro with lots of roast and sweet malt notes but there's also some spice and a bready pastry presence. It really smells like a muffin with some blueberry sweetness that smells more organic than artificial.
I love maduro so I was excited to see how the blueberry muffin characteristics would change the beer. It smells great but unfortunately, the flavor doesn't live up to the promise of the nose. The maduro elements are most prominent with a nice balance of sweet and roasted malt but the muffin/pastry character that was so interesting in the nose is barely noticeable. There is however some slight spice and a decent amount of blueberry flavor in the finish that provides some subtle sweetness. Another interesting experiment that I'm glad to have tried but isn't as successful as some of the other maduro treatments.
06-12-2012 09:24:41 | More by corby112
District of Columbia
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is fairly hazy and appears a crimson brown color. The aroma does indeed bring a healthy dose of blueberry muffins. Sweet berries, bread, lightly spiced. Hints of cinnamon. The beer is sweet and best suited for a small sample. Another well done gimic beer. Thin body. Definitely worth a try. Fun.
07-03-2012 01:05:50 | More by Huhzubendah
3.35/5 rDev -17.1%
Reviewed from notes. On tap at Churchkey Savor week. Dark caramel in color with a thin white head.
The aroma smells pretty much exactly like a blueberry muffin. It's a little buttery and sugary with lots of blueberry flavor to it.
The blueberry dominates in the taste. I get a little of the muffin qualities to it, but not as much as I got in the aroma. The blueberry doesn't seem very artificial though, which I appreciate.
The mouthfeel is thin and a little watery, carbonation is low. Overall, I thought it was a good but not great beer. I really liked the muffin qualities in the aroma, but the blueberry seemed to overshadow them in the taste. It was a very interesting and cool beer to try though.
07-26-2012 19:30:55 | More by billab914
3.21/5 rDev -20.5%
On tap at Bx Beer Depot. Served in a taster glass.
Appearance - Deep brown body. No head. Hint of a reddish tinge.
Smell - Blueberry, but it isn't strong. Spices and caramel malt. A bit of a corn aroma.
Taste - More blueberry. Some sweet caramel. Spicy. Dry in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Dry with a minimal bitterness. Medium low body.
Overall - Not sold on it. Doesn't scream blueberry muffin, but I get the idea.
11-09-2013 01:29:10 | More by Alieniloquium
District of Columbia
3.8/5 rDev -5.9%
From tap to large tasting glass at ChurchKey DC on 6/7/12
A: Crazy blueish amber. It's hard to explain just how insane this beer looks. Like a blueberry exploded in a glass of well, beer. It's fairly hazy to boot. Not much of a head, but the collar's decent.
S: Just as you'd expect from the name. It's packed with blueberries - crushed, juicy and kissed with cinnamon. Fantastic stuff.
T: Light. Much lighter then I was expecting and hoping for. Watery up front, then a bit of all-spice and processed blueberry paste.
M: Thin and kind of flabby. Too effervescent. On a positive note this is sorta-kinda refreshing.
O: Maybe I just got my hopes up too soon. The appearance and nose were killer. From then on out though, it was down the proverbial hill. I would have liked to see more real blueberry, and a bigger dose of the blue stuff from the start to finish of the flavor profile. A fun if not slightly disappointing tick.
06-18-2012 04:42:57 | More by Rhettroactive
Blueberry Muffin Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.