Vuja De
Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
Wild Ale
3.44 | pDev: 24.71%
Dec 06, 2015
Jan 19, 2011
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Notes: Ale with Black Currants, Locally Foraged Lemon Leaves, Hibiscus, Cane Sugar and Elderberry Flowers.
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Rated: 3.5 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

Dec 06, 2015
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Reviewed by imonhiatus from New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
I have had this bottle since the release, well I guess it is now or never. ripping through a bunch of questionable bottles tonight. popped and filled a b2 tb oversized snifter. brew pours a deep crimson that settles almost black. massive frothy dark off white head that hung firever. nose is real sharp. nail polish remover ..not pleasant. taste is actually in a great spot right now. super tart cherry black currant. while a bit sharp and acetone, it has subsided into the background giving it an almost Framboos plasticiness. interesting but probably as good as it has been since it was first bottled. not bad. drink em if you got em.
Aug 10, 2015
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Rated by KVNBGRY from Florida

4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Looks like murky poo, highly carbonated, smells very sour, and tastes fairly caramel-like and sour.
Apr 15, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by nathanmiller from New York

Feb 10, 2015
Rated: 2.75 by sendsilk from Florida

Dec 01, 2014
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Rated by HuskyinPDX from Washington

3.75/5  rDev +9%
Bottle opened on 7.16.14

Sweet fruit, spices with a nice tart middle.
Aug 15, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Alpar from Wisconsin

Aug 12, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by KG710 from Georgia

Jun 29, 2014
Rated: 1.25 by HitchSlap from Colorado

Jan 24, 2014
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4.18/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: dark brown, opaque body with a fat, frisky, frothy tan head; some lace arms draped behind

S: bright fruits and flowers, sweet dark chewy caramel and sharp tart yeastiness

T: dark, sharply tart fruit highlighted with flowery, bright and citric components; dark and earthy characteristics underscore lighter, brighter, acidic and woody flavors

M: light and drying with touches of acidity; smooth and soothing despite the mild puckering effect

O: I'm trying not to sound too wild in my review here, because I'm something of a novice regarding American wild ale, but for my tastes, this beer is a lot better than a lot of the reviews suggest. Think, dark, light-bodied, and tart. If that's your thing, you'll enjoy this.

Also, disclaimer: this is a "store-aged" bottle from 2011, and has apparently benefitted considerably from aging, as I detected none of the acetone flavor/aroma that many reported.
Dec 12, 2013
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

2.3/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
750 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Overcarbonated. Huge creamy head. Sticks to the inside. Murky reddish brown body.

Smell - Vinegar. Red wine. Cherry. Acetone. Some must.

Taste - Ouch. Really sour. Vinegary and solvent. Nail polish remover flavor. More distinct red wine flavor. Some cherry and malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Kinda heavy. Doesn't taste overcarbonated. Very sour. The off flavors are rough.

Overall - Couldn't finish this. Drainpour.
Nov 23, 2013
Rated: 3 by jaydoc from Kansas

Nov 12, 2013
Rated: 4 by jacewg from District of Columbia

Oct 25, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by DaTimBennett from Florida

Jul 26, 2013
Rated: 2 by mrandypandy from Georgia

Jul 21, 2013
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Reviewed by Florida9 from Illinois

2.38/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Oh god, what have I done to offend thee?

This beer pours a brown, sort of (but not really) grape juice or red wine colored liquid. Slight translucent, but mostly opaque. Forms a thin, bubbly, off-white colored head. No lacing. Aroma is...different: Unripe fruit, tart unripe berries, grapes?, sort of like grape soda grape flavoring, but then there is a ctirus-floral-chalky aroma that I have a hard time grasping is an actual smell that I am smelling. The taste is more of same, yet different in all together other unpleasant ways. Taste starts with a rather sweet, floral-spiked vinegar flavor, before turning even more floral, with notes of berry, like fermented blueberry or maybe strawberry, but some sort of vinegary berry that has seen far far better days. Vinegar on the back end. Maybe a touch of malt. Maybe a touch of black tea. Complex, but with a an onslaught of competing flavors that just don't mesh. Medium bodied. Extremely sour, but not brutally so, though I can feel this liquid burning a hole in my stomach. No bitterness. Sweet-sour mess.
In the end, undrinkable. I was incapable of finishing a single glass.
Jul 21, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by lionssoccer13 from Florida

Jun 12, 2013
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured out as a deep reddish brown color with a quick fading tan colored head on top. The retention is minimal and there is no real lacing. The smell of the beer is definitely sour, with some vinegar-like notes to it. The taste is a little fruity with some very subtle malt but the sourness of it all overpowers everything else. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied with a very acidic puckering sensation left in the finish. Overall I wasn't that impressed with it, I was happy to have tried it but it's nothing worth seeking out.
May 27, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by DaveHack from Pennsylvania

Apr 30, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by hopkrid from Florida

Apr 08, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by yokken from Minnesota

Feb 17, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by ObeMaltKinobee from Illinois

Feb 13, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by pixieskid from Germany

Feb 13, 2013
Rated: 4 by beernads from Florida

Feb 07, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by DmanGTR from New York

Jan 28, 2013
Rated: 2.25 by yourefragile from District of Columbia

Jan 27, 2013
Rated: 3 by spycow from Illinois

Jan 14, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by MordorMongo from Indiana

Jan 14, 2013
Rated: 2 by iemailjack from Florida

Jan 07, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by bbadger from Texas

Dec 14, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by djtomain from Florida

Dec 02, 2012
Rated: 3.25 by Gtg642 from Michigan

Oct 31, 2012
Rated: 2.75 by t0rin0 from California

Sep 15, 2012
Rated: 4 by jda007 from Florida

Jul 20, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by PthPndr from Florida

Jul 05, 2012
Rated: 4 by scott2269 from Ohio

May 07, 2012
Rated: 2.75 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Apr 23, 2012
Rated: 2 by brystmar from Texas

Apr 13, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by joshodonn from Florida

Apr 01, 2012
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Reviewed by billab914 from Virginia

3.72/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Another bottle shared by Rhettroactive. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tasting glass. It poured a murky dark brown color with a thick foamy head to it.

The aroma is slightly funky with a lot of fruitiness coming through. A little bit of a malty, slightly caramel like flavor is there. I liked the light funk to it. Not bad overall, but not great either.

The taste shows a little more funk and sourness to it but the tart fruits show through as well. Pretty big malty base to it as well. Pretty decent flavors to it.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. Overall I thought it was pretty good. It had a nice mix of funky, tart fruits and some decent supporting malt flavors. It was pretty drinkable as well.
Mar 28, 2012
Vuja De from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 159 ratings