Cigar City Spicy Plum Saison
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2010
On tap at the Blind Tiger during their Cigar City event. Pours a hazy and headless papaya juice color. Spicy cinnamon on the nose, and just tons of raw fresh plums. Most intense plum aroma I’ve ever smelled on a beer. Lightly acetic with some spicy acid to it. Vanilla flavors, and a lot of that goo that ends up around the cherries in pie filling. Light acid and cinnamon on the finish. Very crisp and yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2012
Entering old rates. Draft @ CCB Couleur cuivrée, col blanc. Profile alterner sur une sorte de funk levure avec ce côté agreeable de la prune laissant des notes variant entre fruité et épicé. Palais entre un fruité sec et une certaine aidité lancinante. Le tout a ce côté funk/acide qui est prenant avec cet ajout de renfermé presque de fruits fermentés mûris.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2010
On tap at CCB pouring up peach/apricot juice hazy copper with white head. The aroma is smooth peach and plum fruitiness with bold sharp jabs of spicy and slightly funky yeastiness slicing through at will. It almost gets chalky dry in places. Overall a nice full fruity/tart/funky aroma. The taste is sort of plum and peach fruity sweetness quickly becoming tart, under ripe peach and plum fruit skin tannin tartness, dehydrated fuzzy apricot chunks and yeasty spicy tartness. I was hoping it would be funkier and more barnyard but this fresh it really comes up far short. Would love to try it with some age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Tap at BT. At least this one was pretty nice- way less aceto than the passion saison. Pours almost the same color- bright peach skinned, pinkish sunset red with hints of violet. Aroma is less aceto, good fruitiness, plum, dark skins, low acetone, musty, tart light vegetable, slight spice, pepper, phenolic and celery salt, funk and good lacto and brett sourness. Flavor is more vege, plums, skins, plastic, phenol, earth, good lacto sourness, some hints of tannins, tartaric acids from the skins, spicy cardamon, coriander, celery, and pepper. finish is dry- but overall is a bit muddy. Still enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2010
The aroma is spicy, vinegar, mustard, plum, awesome!! The appeanace is a hazy orange, small white head. The flavor is spicy, plum,brown mustard. The body is medium, the mouthfeel is a little slimy. The finish is most definitely sour. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2011
I really liked this. Aroma has spice, pepper, cinnamon, fruit, lots of grape, plums and sourness. Flavor is sweet, sour, candy like, hints of spice, lots of pie like spice, cinnamon, cake and pepper. Tart fruit, plum and some cherry, little bit of yeast character. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
tap at blind tiger - this was awesome. amazing arouma, bit of black pepper heat at the back of the throat. very good balance, strange fruity tart, raspberries, plums funky lactic tart, hint of acetic. perfect attenuation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2010
On tap @ CCB. Pours hazy pink. Nose is huge sweet plum, raisin, sour apple, big cinnamon spice, all spice, sweet fruit, funk. Flavor is sweet fruit, clove, cinnamon, pungent spice, lemon grass, citrus, sour grapes, sour fruits, some lactic acid, big barnyard funk. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours like guava juice. Nice aroma of black cherry and candied sugar with a touch of cinnamon spice. Flavor is patented Guava Grove juiciness (grapefruit and guava) with a touch of red pepper and a surprisingly sharp level of acetone. A touch of nail polish comes through, but the finish has plenty of guava juice and pepper. Really nice level of acidity with a spice level that complements things well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2011
On tap at CCB. Pours a cloudy, dark orange color with a reddish hue and topped by a small off white head of foam that settles quickly to a thin film and leaving some lines of lace around the glass. The aroma is really nice showing notes of cinnamon, spices, and fresh plums to go with the funky yeast, must, and some lactic sourness. The plums and spices really shine though. The flavor follows suit with the fresh plums and lactic sourness to go with some tart fruit skins, cinnamon spices, pepper, earth, and the funky guavas from the base beer. The funky yeast from the Guava Grove starts to make itself known on the back end. Just a touch acidic from the active yeast. Medium bodied, smooth with subtle carbonation that leads to a spicy, funky, fruity finish. This is a really nice treatment to the Guava base with a really nice aroma. Good beer, really enjoyed this one.

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