jjuf1853 (1228) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow color with minimal head. Tons of cedar on the nose. Flavor is simply awesome. Boozy without being overwhelming considering the 9%. Excellent collaboration.
burg326 (3543) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft when released, poured a light hazy peach color, aromas of cedar, potpourri, ginger, and citrus. Flavor is much the same, with some spice. Interesting beer, least favorite of the four.
Palidor19 (2928) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
there is an exuberant amount of herbs and spices that I cant ever begin to describe.still the flavor is amazing with a very strong maltiness. while there is a lot of spice the hops are not very strong, still its quite a feat.
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is very complex and spicy with cedar, citrus fruit, ginger, and malt. The appearance is hazy gold with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall another interesting beer that I like but not one I want regularly.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On vacation! Drank this one on the beach! Woop woop. Poured a golden color. Smells a bit citrusy with some orange and grapefruit aromas. Taste is similar. Pretty funky aftertaste. I am guessing that is the cedar. Took me a few swallows to get used to it. Different tasting. Not bad, just different.
dchmela (2610) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 750 ml bottle. Light amber pour with a thin white head. Grapefruit hops barely cuts through the huge cedar wood nose. Clean malt with a big grapefruit hop bite and cedar woodiness. The best of the series.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: orange and peach with a light haze – like a mist covering an orchard of oranges and peaches. White bubbly haze fades into a collar, mostly full. Swirls smooth and creamy. Enticing.
Nose: orange peel, ginger, cumin. Leather and funk in the background. Pithy dried tangerine skins. Aloe and cactus. Candied caramelized ginger slivers with a hint of honey. Paprika. Raw cedar chips permeate and infuse and meld and harmonize. Orange candies and orange cedar. Cedar boxes.
Palate: cedar dryness in finish – long and parching and lingering atop the tongue. Orange skins. Ginger in the breath. Dry spiced tropical quality – skins of tropical fruits – cactus, aloe, and guava. Yeasty spicy cedary deliciousness. Cedar is yummy – if chewing on cedar chips could be delicious, this beer proves it. Ginger, paprika, and cumin are one with the cedar. More orange peel – tangerine and mandarin.
Final Thoughts: delicious! Another winner from Cigar City with some help from The Bruery out of Placentia, CA. I really like what Cigar City is doing with cedar. As an on-again, off-again cigar smoker, my affinity for cigars and cedar and old leather and oiled mahogany. Yum! I wouldn’t mind seeing this in my fridge and thus my glass, again.
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG in Austin. Light, hazy pour with a small head. Aroma is a little spice and fruit, but mostly cedar cedar cedar. Taste is like camping, woody spice, and adhesive.
Hair6a11 (1319) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is murky gold with a very modest white head that disappears pretty quick. The nose is heavy on the coriander and the cedar, really. Some citrus, I suppose, as well. The flavor profile is bitter initial, semi sweet, more cedar, earth, oranges, cereal grains, and pepper... Interesting brew - not bad.
djd07 (3328) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy yelllow gold with small off white head. The aroma is clove and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with dry clove and citrus. A decent Biere de garde from. CCB.