Vuja De | Cigar City Brewing

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Vuja DeVuja De

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.96%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale with Black Currants, Locally Foraged Lemon Leaves, Hibiscus, Cane Sugar and Elderberry Flowers.

Added by djmichaelk on 01-19-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.3/5  rDev -34.3%
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.

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Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of DaTimBennett
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of mrandypandy
2/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of Florida9
2.38/5  rDev -32%
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.

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Photo of lionssoccer13
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.14/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of iemailjack
2/5  rDev -42.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Vuja De from Cigar City Brewing
3.5 out of 5 based on 159 ratings.
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