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Cigar City Criterium Ale ESB

Cigar City Criterium Ale ESB
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
light amber color, aroma of toast, earthy/citrus hops, caramel, flavor of caramel, toast, citrus hops, tropics fruits, light dry on the finish, not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Small sample at Knightly Spirits during the Campeador release. Nice pleasant aroma of dried fruits. Flavor wasn’t in your face but more laid back with bitter hop notes. Not too bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Mid amber with nice light notes of hops that then drive to a more malt driven but herbed mouthfeel. A nice balanced finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
on tap-pours a retaining tan head and amber/copper color. Aroma is fruit, light/medium malt. Taste is fruit/spice hops, wood, light/medium malt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2011
Tap @ CCB: Malty and clean, light hops and grass, some fruity caramel and chewy malt. Decent and balanced ESB with a nice earthy hop note.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2011
On tap at CCB pouring clear amber with off white head. The aroma lets out hoppiness in the form of earthiness, spiciness and a mild level of tropical fruitiness. The taste has spicy hops, a touch of tropical fruit as well as malt roastiness, malts and a modest level of floral hops. As it heads to midway and into the finish the mild roasty malt notes grow to modest levels creating a light drying sensation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2011
On draft at Cigar City. Pours brown-orange with a tan head. Nose is malt, some nuts, some biscuit, some tobacco, some slight sweet cherry-like fruit quality, and a hint of yeast. Flavor is similar with biscuit, malt, nuts, some tobacco, and some background sweetness. Medium-bodied and overall a malty, calm, nice ESB.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2011
Draft @ CCB. Slightly hazy orange pour with a thin tan head. Nose is bready with notes of caramel, toffee, and light pine. Medium body with a crisp mouthfeel. Fairly well balanced between sweet caramel/tofffee notes and more earthy grain and grassy notes. Finishes with mild hop bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2011
Pours a nice looking sparkling brown with a white head. Aroma is wheat and earthyness. Taste is earthy and rice. Just not my kind of style

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Pours deep orange, thin foamy head. Nose is sweet, grainy, bready. Flavor is semi sweet, hints if butterscotch, grains and wet bread. Earthy and yeasty. Very drinkable with semi full body.


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