Blueberry Muffin Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MasterSki on 03-09-2012

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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 16
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Knapp85
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This poured out as a chalky looking brown color, there was a nice nice white head on top that doesn't leave much behind on the glass. The smell of the beer was packed with the aroma of fresh blueberry with some cinnamon. There wasn't too much else on the nose. The taste of the beer gives off a tart fresh blueberry flavor with a big amount of cinnamon in there too. The mouthfeel is drinkable and finishes dry. Overall I wasn't as impressed with this beer as I was expecting to be. I found that the amount of spice in this beer was way too high. All in all I was happy to try it but left disappointed.

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Photo of oline73
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Churchkey in DC. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a layer of off white head that goes away completely.

Smell: Malt and blueberry sweetness right off the bat. This is a very fruity beer, which is to be expected.

Taste: Not as sweet as the smell, but the berries are just as prevalent. Definitely reminds me of a blueberry muffin. Slightly bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with foamy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a really nice beer and a neat concept. I would have it again.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
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 Rifugium
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Blue Dog Tavern, Chalfont, PA

Served in a tulip glass, a cloudy cola brown liquid, with a small beige head that receded to a small ring; dabs of soapy lacing left behind. Great aroma, malty sweetness, and really just pure cakey blueberry muffin, plain and simple. Taste wasn't quite as great as the smell, but it was still good in its own right. Malty sweetness, brown sugar, allspice, chewy blueberry notes are more distant, but still obvious...just not quite as much as the nose promised. Lower carbonation and about medium bodied, very nice overall.

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.22/5  rDev -20.7%
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 Huhzubendah
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is fairly hazy and appears a crimson brown color. The aroma does indeed bring a healthy dose of blueberry muffins. Sweet berries, bread, lightly spiced. Hints of cinnamon. The beer is sweet and best suited for a small sample. Another well done gimic beer. Thin body. Definitely worth a try. Fun.

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Photo of chippo33
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CharlesK
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of ShanePB
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
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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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From tap to large tasting glass at ChurchKey DC on 6/7/12
*From notes

A: Crazy blueish amber. It's hard to explain just how insane this beer looks. Like a blueberry exploded in a glass of well, beer. It's fairly hazy to boot. Not much of a head, but the collar's decent.

S: Just as you'd expect from the name. It's packed with blueberries - crushed, juicy and kissed with cinnamon. Fantastic stuff.

T: Light. Much lighter then I was expecting and hoping for. Watery up front, then a bit of all-spice and processed blueberry paste.

M: Thin and kind of flabby. Too effervescent. On a positive note this is sorta-kinda refreshing.

O: Maybe I just got my hopes up too soon. The appearance and nose were killer. From then on out though, it was down the proverbial hill. I would have liked to see more real blueberry, and a bigger dose of the blue stuff from the start to finish of the flavor profile. A fun if not slightly disappointing tick.

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Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Blueberry Muffin Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 132 ratings