Cigar City Brewing Vuja De (365 Day 222)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Monday, July 11th, 2011

Cigar City Vuja De

When I picked up a bottle of Vuja De by Cigar City Brewing last week on vacation I had no idea of what I was in for. It could of been any style on the horizon as I would have purchased because I just wanted to try a bottle.

When I looked it up on the internet and noticed that the beer was an American Wild Ale I was excited. It was hot and humid yesterday in Chciagoland and I just finished up almost three hours of work in the yard. Needless to say I was sweaty, smelly, and damn thirsty. So a sour seemed like it would allow me to relax and cool off.

Vuja De is definitely a complex beer. The bottle mentions many added ingredients that I couldn’t make out. I did find cherries, currants, lemon, apple, sweet, white grapes, tartness, barn yard/earthy, and a boat load that I can’t even put into the words. Some might say this beer is too busy but I think the layers make the beer interesting and give the senses a chance to pick up more with each quaff. I really liked this beer and threw back the 10% 750 in less than an hour. Needless to say grilling out was fun.

After having the bottle of Vuja De, I wish I would have purchased at least two bottles. I believe this beer will age nicely in your cellar. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 10 (15%), Drinkability: 8 (35%), Overall: 8.8

Useless Fact: When the volcano Krakatoa erupted in the Dutch East indies in 1883, the sound was heard in Bangkok, 3,000 miles away. At Batavia, 100 miles away, the sky was so darkened that people had to light their lamps during the day. The fine particles ejected by the blast covered almost every part of the world, and for the next two years a thin haze of these particles could be seen in the sky each night as far away as London.

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