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Cigar City Criterium Ale 2012

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Wheat Ale
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
2012 version of the Cigar City Criterium Ale - note: this beer is a different recipe every year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2012
750ml bottle, sweet aroma with a bit of Orange peel. Smooth and well balanced... Pretty good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (3164) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
strong solid beer all the way, has a strong amount of hoppy that are great but don’t pack the punch that you think it would need. malts are medium and the water itself is mineral. very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
The aroma is floral, fruity, malty, and yeasty with a wheat ale base. The appearance is golden with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is a bit thin. Overall a fun beer to drink and quite refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light, clear copper with a frothy white head and active carbonation. Aroma is light wheat, minimal orange peel, and a smidge of grainy bitterness. Taste mirrors the aroma with wheat, a bit of spice, light bitterness through the finish, and what seems like a slightly skunky off note after the finish. Clean but not necessarily crisp mouthfeel. Okay beer and certainly something nice for a hot day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
newcigarz (43) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Cloudy yellow pour with a fluffy white two finger head. Aroma of fresh citrus and hay. Drinks very crisp with a clean dry finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1986) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Pours hazy golden with a wispy head. Taste is hoppy with notes of citrus. Flavor is there.Finish is dry and bitter and of moderate duration .Another great brew of CCB. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Pours a gold yellow with a white head and hoppy, wheaty aroma. Taste is of hops, wheat, grapefruit, and pine and has a crisp, clean finish. Drinkable, good brew from Cigar City

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
This beer poured a light golden body with a bone-white head. The smells was lots of hops, honey and bread. While the taste was bready and dry, it was also a tad fruity with a crisp, bitter finish. Thanks to OmegaX for sharing this good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle into snifter. Pour is clear yellow-orange with a sloppy, white head. There is quite a bit of wheat and grain aroma, with a lot of citrusy hops coming through. As far as taste goes, this one is full of cracked wheat and citrus peel (grapefruit). It is very dry and crisp, leaving a refreshing taste on the palate. Nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2012
750ml bottle purchased at the source... pours a hazy pale peachy orange brown hue, mildly transparent, and topped with a creamy white head that slowly retreats leaving a thin wispy film... aroma of pale semi-sweet grains, a touch of light lemon and orangey accent that add a refreshing quality to it. crackery malt and a light earthy bitterness surfacing late... flavors tend to flavor the light grassy bitter end of the spectrum upfront. bits of grain and citrus fruits materialize but the aforementioned surely take precedence. the grassy dry bitterness is evident through the beginning, middle, and end. citrus peel pithy finish encapsulates it all. lighter easy going and drinkable with semi-lively carbonation to go with it.

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