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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11421) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Hazy pale golden/yellow beer with a huge white head. Fruity aroma, perfume, citrus, grapefruit, spicy notes, bitter. Fruity flavor, grapefruit, citrus, perfume, lemongrass, hoppy bitter, dry, crisp, wheat notes. Fruity citrus finish with grass and lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012

Name: Criterium Ale
Date: March 04, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Wrecking Bar
Vintage: 2012
Appearance: hazy gold, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, citrus, orange, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, up front balancing bitterness, fruity, earthy, lingering bitter finish
Overall: quite bitter but I like it
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 24, 2012
Flöska @ KingCecil’s birthday party. Unclear golden. Sweet fruity yeasty alco pleasant aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, fruity citrus piney and wheaty, some yeast, some alcohol. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle… Hazy golden ale with orange highlights and a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Although the aroma is restrained, I’m able to pull some nice citrusy, grassy and Euro-hop notes from my glass. Light to medium-bodied and ultra-fizzy. The well-balanced flavor presents citric hop bitterness, crunchy wheat malt, smooth bread malt and light clove. Finishes crisp, moderately bitter, and then bone-dry. Cleanly brewed. Since the bouquet doesn’t really come into play for me, I could drink this straight from the bottle at the beach... daily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle @ home, courtesy of markwise. Thanks Mark! JetsonFest II. Clear golden orange appearance with an off white head. Orange peel, somewhat bitter herbal hoppy, grainy wheat malty aroma. Somewhat citrusy, fairly bitter, herbal/earthy, grainy wheat malty, grassy flavor. Ehhhh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Copper/gold pour, white head. Aroma is loaded with wheat, crackery notes and nice citrus hops. Flavor is much hoppier than I expected with some wheat/caramel malt notes. Good summer drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Hazy yellow color, white head. Sweet, grape, yeast scent. Yeast, spicy, apple taste. Very spritzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Spicy, choriander, orange, dry, hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2012
750mL bottle. Poured cloudy straw golden with a tall, dense, well-retained white head.. sticky lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up fresh orange peel paired with dusty earth and wheaty notes.. some white spices complemented.. loved how it came back to the orange on the back of the nose. The flavor found tart wheat and orange peel throughout.. a touch metallic on the edges.. dry finish with tart orange and wheaty notes plus grassy character. Medium-bodied at most, with very filling carbonation on the palate.. refreshing.. this was solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Big thanks to both dcschiller and markwise for this one. The 750.mL bottle pours deep gold with dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up spicy hop notes, orange peel aromatic blooms and some sweet clean malts in the background. The taste is similar with crisp fresh notes of spicy hops and citrus hops sweetened nicely by some smooth sweet maltiness. In the background is a mild sensation of sort of herbally grassy earthiness adding additional depth to the experience. Damn tasty easy drinking hot weather beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a cloudu golden with a medium white head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, white wine and orange peel. Flavour of bitter orange peel, citrus, wheat, yeast and slight spice - very dry. More flavourful than your average wheat ale. Solid.

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