Sugar Plum Fairy
Alphabet City Brewing Company

Sugar Plum FairySugar Plum Fairy
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Style:
Winter Warmer
Ranked #99
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,406
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 5.91%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
14
From:
Alphabet City Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
84
Good
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Notes: Alphabet City Sugar Plum Fairy is a deliciously complex Belgian Dark Ale made with Belgian candy syrup, A special Trappist yeast and real plum purée.
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4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich malty sweet aroma with dark fruits and spicy phenols.

The flavor brings those elements together nicely as well. Dark fruits up front and yes the plum notes are evident but not overwhelming. I like the flavor they lend. Leans fruity sweet rather than tart or sour...although there is some tartness on the finish.

Nice malty sweet backbone.....hints of chocolate...some spiciness.

Smooth texture...easy drinking...8% but just a touch of booziness. This is impressive. Kind of a dubbel/quad hybrid.

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ZAP from Minnesota, May 14, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent Mahogany with a thumb of mocha colored head. Great lacing & above average head retention

S: Figs & plumbs

T: Follows the nose, dryness from the Candi sugar, woody & leafy hops up front. Leafy & woody hops mix with plums, figs & dryness, plus just little cherry & raisin, plus a little brown sugar. Finishes dry with plenty of dark fruit & leafy hops

MF: Fairly smooth carbonation, medium body

Has a lot of classic Belgian Dark aspects, think it needed just little more flavor to make it stand out

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russpowell from Arkansas, Dec 31, 2019
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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

There is no date on the can although I do like the artwork on it. The pour is brown with red tinges with a thick & foamy white head. On the taste I get the Belgian candy syrup upfront & the plum puree starts show itself through the middle & the finish, some malts, & a faint cocoa powder note. The 8% abv is well hidden. Furthermore, the mouthfeel is thick & syrupy. Oh well, at least now I can say that I was able to try a beer with Belgian candy syrup & plum added to it. Cheers! B

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Nass from Florida, Dec 29, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. 8% ABV listed on can. Stamped on can bottom is '1500 MPN 1345'.
Brown colored body, with a strong tint of red. One finger of light tan head, which sticks around as an island and ring. Leaves behind some strings of lacing.
Aroma of sweet candi syrup, dark malts, and slight plum.
Taste of semisweet plum and dark malts.
Thicker mouth feel, with a syrup texture. Has a numbing effect on the tongue. Very good carbonation.
A pleasant winter sipper, with a heavier body and a taste that is not too sweet. Enough alcohol to create a warming effect as the beer is consumed.

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3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is very hazy brown in color. It poured with a narrow ring of off white bubbles around the collar and some lacing on the surface.
S: Light aromas of yeast are present in the nose along with bits of plums.
T: The taste has flavors of plums, yeast, and some malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied but a little thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a touch of alcohol warming.
O: This beer is a little filling and would make for a nice selection on a cold winter night, particularly if you let the beer warm up when some sweetness starts to come out.

Serving type: on-tap

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metter98 from New York, Mar 12, 2018
Sugar Plum Fairy from Alphabet City Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 14 ratings