Figgy Pudding | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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174 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States
block15.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Inspired by a 16th century English Christmas cake our Figgy Pudding is brewed with English Pale & Specialty malts & molasses and fermented with London ale yeast. After fermentation we matured Figgy Pudding in brandy barrels before conditioning with mission figs, Ceylon cinnamon and nutmeg."

64 cases of 750ml bottles produced in November 2010.

Re-released in November 2011.

Added by msubulldog25 on 11-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
174
Reviews:
48
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
38
For Trade:
3
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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.87/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Growler Guys. Given John's recent post on this being the best batch yet, I had to try it.

A very dark brown with a thin, brown head with decent retention and lacing, this looks good. The nose is liquid fruitcake. Rum, dark fruits, nuts, this takes me back to Christmases of my youth when we'd bake rum heavy fruitcake for Christmas. Turti fruiti, almonds, candied raisins, dates, molasses, dark brown sugar, this is just nuts. The palate opens sweet with molasses, treacle, buckwheat honey, rum, brandy, figs, raisins, dates. Mildly spiced with the cinnamon complementing the alcohol. The mid palate has more of the fruit notes, with dates, figs, tutti fruiti and raisins. Sweet on the finish with molasses, buckwheat honey and fruit, this beer is full in body, softly carbonated and pretty spot on. Given that there's nothing else quite like it on the market, I'm tempted to call this the best Block 15 beer I've had, or at least, the MVP in their lineup.

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3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11/13/2016

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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 81tillinfinity
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Super rich mouthfeel that blankets your tongue in a sweet holiday richness. This is a big sticky beer with figs that give a sweetness as well as bitterness. The depth of this beer is endless. The brandy is there as well as the spices. This is so good.

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4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Possible infection. Somewhat sour. Not the type of beer I'd expect for a holiday offering. Not sweet, but being it's May the sour is less of an issue. OK.

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Figgy Pudding from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
4.02 out of 5 based on 174 ratings.
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