Visions Of Sugar Plums
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Strong Ale - Belgian Dark
Ranked #85
ABV:
9.9%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,509
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 16.41%
Ratings:
12
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 25, 2021
Added:
Dec 31, 2012
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  3
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: None
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4.24 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on May 25, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a nice dark ruby brown color with a nice tan head and lacing
Aroma has dark fruits, plum and spice hints
The taste follows the nose with a very well balanced dark fruit, plum and spice flavors
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A very well balanced Belgian Dark Ale

Dec 24, 2020
 
4.54 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina on Dec 24, 2019
 
2 by dkw0063 from Texas on Oct 08, 2014
 
3.5 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on May 26, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by kaseydad from California

2/8/13 notes. Found this at the brewery. Brewery exclusive I am told.

Pours a murky brown ale with a nice size beige head. Light lacing…and then none.

The aroma has a big plum scent with maltiness included. Prunes, leather, pork and boozed-up dark fruit.

The taste is fruity with a big malt backbone. Dark fruit. Plums are again at the forefront here. Dry. Not much in the aftertaste department. Sort of a drawn out malty finish. Can’t taste a ton of booze but the presence is noted. Drinks way easier than the listed 10.2%.

Overall this is my second attempt at this and I do like it better the second time. The plums are becoming more pronounced and it is turning this into something special. I am rating this a little higher because I know there are better things to come out of this….if you are patient….and can find a bottle.

Nov 03, 2013
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3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by scottfrie from California

375ml bottle into Duvel Green tulip.

A: Pours deep brown with a thin, bubbly, light brown head faded to wispy film streaky lace.
S: Lightly boozy notes of plums, raisins, brown sugar and spice.
T: Follows the nose with dominant flavors of dark fruits including plums, red grapes, raisins, tobacco, leather, spicy yeast and a splash cherry juice. Chocolate and caramel finish.
M: Soft fluffy carbonation, medium-full body, clean mouth, faint hint of booze.
O: Really flavorful, complex and smooth dark Belgian. Will age nicely, great fruity profile.

May 08, 2013
 
4.25 by kdown from California on Feb 16, 2013
 
4 by litheum94 from California on Feb 04, 2013
 
4.25 by NorCalYeti from California on Jan 08, 2013
 
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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by flexabull from California

Bottle from the brewery. Belgian inspired ale brewed with plums.

Pours a deep brown color with a very faint white head.

Aromas are quite nice. Dark stewed fruits, sugar, yeast, and some mixed spices on the nose.

Taste is quite sweet. Lots of caramel, dark fruits, and mixed spices. Finish is fairly boozy, with a nice touch of alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is very good. Lots of body, thick, and smooth.

Overall, a nice strong dark Belgian ale. Definitely must be a fan of sweet beers to enjoy this one. I wished I'd bought a couple more bottles, because I think this would benefit for some time in the cellar.

Dec 31, 2012
Visions Of Sugar Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 12 ratings