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Visions Of Sugar Plums | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
9 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by flexabull on 12-31-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
9
pDev:
17.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of dkw0063
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of kaseydad
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of scottfrie
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of kdown
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of litheum94
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of NorCalYeti
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of RedTeflon
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of flexabull
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Visions Of Sugar Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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