Cigar City Vuja De - Red Wine Barrel Aged
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 299   ABV: 9.96%
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Ale with Black Currants, Locally Foraged Lemon Leaves, Hibiscus, Cane Sugar and Elderberry Flowers. Designed and brewed in collaboration with Bob Sylvester of Saint Somewhere Brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2158) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2011
on tap at CCB on Hunahpu’s Day - 3/12/11. deep red pour with bright red highlights and a 1/4" off white head. vinegar nose with oak, tart apple and light funk. medium body - very acidic with notes of red wine, vinegar, oak, light vanilla. creamy vanilla tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2144) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2011
On tap at CC. Murky brown pour. Aromas of grapes, red wine, and citrus. Really tart with the cabernet barrel characteristics showing up big time. A great choice for the aging of this beer..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Brown pour, off white head. Aroma of red wine, light vinegar, unripe fruit, some interesting herbs and spices. Flavor of opus 1...well not really, but it was from an Opus 1 barrel...red wine flavor, tart vinegar, faint sweetness. Quite a unique beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Wow. This was one of the most under appreciated growlers released on Hunahpu Day. Pours the Vuja De brown color with a small white head. Nose is vinous grapes, wood, tartness, vinegar, some slight citrus, and lactic. Flavor is similar with the barrels and the red wine character of maybe a cab sav complimenting all of the tart qualities of Vuja, but then the funk and the sweetness also have something to add. Then there is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Yeast that has something to say right up to the finish. A bit thinner in body that the regular Vuja, but still very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pours a murky brown. The nose is grapes, wood, licorace. Red wine comes in the taste. Lemon and tartness are heavy in it. I like this but I thought red wine seabass was better

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
This was on Tap at Hunahpus Day 2011, pours looking like the regular Veja De, the taste of this is much, much deeper, the taste of the wine really comes to the forefront. Interesting, but almost too overwhelmingly sour and bitter, its a weird combination. I literally got the "Bitter Beer Face". I wouldn’t want to drink a ton of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1711) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pours a murky brown. Nose is vinous grapes, wood and lactic acid. Flavor is very sour with hints of dry wood, red wine, apples and sweet and sour fruits. Strange beer.

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