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Cigar City Batch #69 Double Cream Ale - Figs

Cigar City Batch #69 Double Cream Ale - Figs
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6646) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
Entering old-rates, Fruit in the Room Event. Même revue que sa version originale. Figue est bien présente rajoutant une note douce de fruits noirs mais restant en retrait par rapport au profile général de la version #69.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2011
On tap at Fruit in the Room. Pours a slightly hazy, deep golden color and topped by a small, foamy off white head. The foam recedes quickly and leaves a thin film with some spotty lace on the glass. The aroma shows notes of sweet corn, heavy cream, grains, booze, and a touch of dark fruit that I assume is figs. There is some earthy hops in the background that add some balancing bitterness. The flavor follows suit and is pretty sweet based in corn and sweet doughy malts followed by some cream, faint fig character, and some spicy hop bitterness on the back end. Nearly full bodied and smooth, but slightly sticky from the sugars with balanced carbonation that leads to a bitter-sweet finish. This is basically the double cream with a hint of fig, and I’m just not a big fan of double cream.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Tasted this at Fruit in the Room. Nose is grain/fruit. not alot of fig in the taste more earthy than anything. palate is great like more cigar city beers. Not my favorite double cream

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9115) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Draft… CCB Fruit in the Room 2010… Lightly hazed, deep golden ale with a small, wispy, white head. Aroma-wise, there’s an insinuation of fig along with musty dark fruits and the usual musky, spicy, earthy hops. Medium to full-bodied with middling carbonation. The flavor is basically bittersweet and lightly fruity – I’m picking up no fig here at all. Lengthy, bittersweet finish… the sweetness lingers a good while. I like this base beer less each time I drink it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2010
On Draft at Fruit in the Room. Pours an orange amber with a white head. Nose is grain, sweetness, floral, vague fig/ fruit. Flavor is similar with a finish that is slightly fruity. Figs take a seat in the back or trunk here.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6854) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
On tap at Fruit in the Room at Cigar City Brewing. Pours deep gold with copper core and thin white head. The aroma is pretty sweet and sugary with vague sweet fruit notes and really no fig going on that I could tell. A nice long pull combined with some imagination I seem to pick up a bit of fruitiness that could be fig. The taste has the double cream base right at the front being sweet, pretty thick, apricot fruitiness then to corn kernels and pepperiness. What fig notes I get seem to be well underneath and mostly hidden under the Double Cream.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Tap @ Fruit In The Room. Poured a clear medium orange-amber color, honey like with an average sized egg shell head. Nose is malty and slightly floral with notes of bread, honey, dark fruit, and light vanilla. Body is pretty full with a smooth, creamy mouth feel. Flavor is mostly sweet with big notes of caramel and honey with lesser notes of fig, date, and booze also a fair amount of bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Nose has a strange sharp vineous character, grainy, alcohol. Flavor was sharp booze, semi acrid weirdness. It tasted hot with hints of acetone or cleaner. This one was a miss. Can’t win ’em all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2010
aroma is difficult to detect, quite neutral. errant grainy, pils malt. appearance is translucent darkened burnt sienna with good foamy head. flavor is hard asprin bitterness (also found in tangerine aged) up front but saved by seedy fig meat and warming booze. other fruits follow the fig but not the expected prune/raisin, closer to a light strawberry/raspberry sweetness: some saving grace where tangerine had none.


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