Blueberry Muffin Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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88
very good
132 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MasterSki on 03-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.25%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
9
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0
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.22/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Bx Beer Depot. Served in a taster glass.

Appearance - Deep brown body. No head. Hint of a reddish tinge.

Smell - Blueberry, but it isn't strong. Spices and caramel malt. A bit of a corn aroma.

Taste - More blueberry. Some sweet caramel. Spicy. Dry in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Dry with a minimal bitterness. Medium low body.

Overall - Not sold on it. Doesn't scream blueberry muffin, but I get the idea.

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Photo of Varkias41
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of benzalman
3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billab914
3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. On tap at Churchkey Savor week. Dark caramel in color with a thin white head.

The aroma smells pretty much exactly like a blueberry muffin. It's a little buttery and sugary with lots of blueberry flavor to it.

The blueberry dominates in the taste. I get a little of the muffin qualities to it, but not as much as I got in the aroma. The blueberry doesn't seem very artificial though, which I appreciate.

The mouthfeel is thin and a little watery, carbonation is low. Overall, I thought it was a good but not great beer. I really liked the muffin qualities in the aroma, but the blueberry seemed to overshadow them in the taste. It was a very interesting and cool beer to try though.

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Photo of kblautenslager
3.46/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of masterofsparks
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of corby112
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Cigar City during Hunahpu Day 2012.

Pours dark chocolate brown color with mahogany edges and a one finger yellowish beige head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Another great smelling beer from Cigar City. These guys really nail the aroma on these dessert beers. It has the usual character of maduro with lots of roast and sweet malt notes but there's also some spice and a bready pastry presence. It really smells like a muffin with some blueberry sweetness that smells more organic than artificial.

I love maduro so I was excited to see how the blueberry muffin characteristics would change the beer. It smells great but unfortunately, the flavor doesn't live up to the promise of the nose. The maduro elements are most prominent with a nice balance of sweet and roasted malt but the muffin/pastry character that was so interesting in the nose is barely noticeable. There is however some slight spice and a decent amount of blueberry flavor in the finish that provides some subtle sweetness. Another interesting experiment that I'm glad to have tried but isn't as successful as some of the other maduro treatments.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Unassuming brown ale visually.

Nose is actually more buttery and strawberry to me rather than blueberry, although it is present as well.

Flavor-wise, in addition to a sweetening streusel attribute, the blueberry comes forward more, and CCB shows yet again they can nail the profile of a favorite comfort food in beer form right on the head.

Although this is another novel beer with a bit of a thin mouthfeel, I could see this being a crowd favorite with pints multiplying on tables as soon as everyone shares a sample.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Blueberry Muffin Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
4 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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