burg326 (5368) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at CCB, poured a cloudy yellow color with aromas of citrus, light wheat and some grapefruit. Flavors follow suit with some husk qualities, ok beer overall.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chewy and a bit leafy. Moderately bitter with a bit of citrus rind. Light grain in the background.
jcartamdg (3086) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow, big white head. Aroma of bitter citrusy hops and grain. Taste follows very bitter grapefruit with a fresh milled grain finish. Nice hop profile but too much grain on the finish.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy yellow. Nose is citrus and heavy grains. Flavor is grainy, worty with hints of grapefruit and lemon peel.
sloshgator (707) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cigar City Criterium Ale (2013) is pure delight -- so good that I had two in one sitting. Getting it fresh from Cigar City Brewpub definitely helped this rating, I’m sure. Aroma is very prominent with a slight yeast quality and fresh fruit notes. Criterium pour is a shiny golden color with a nice head. Taste is well-balanced with a distinct citrus note -- like a fresh ruby red grapefruit. Get Criterium Ale while you can. I understand they make it only once a year, so it might be in short supply.