alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glad to have ticked this. Adam you’re the man! Smells fantastic, super citrusy and not nearly as much cedar as their last attempt. I really appreciate the subtle wood notes. There is a burn at the end of this, I think it was the coriander. The ginger in this rocks, really adds to the beer. Very clean and really enjoyable all around.
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly murky caramel colored pour with no head. Nice aroma of spanish cedar with spices. Taste is cedar up front before a fairly generic and sweet malt backbone with some spices. Coating mouthfeel. The cedar is nice; otherwise did not care for the beer.
jsquire (3344) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden color with a nice white head. Spicy coriander nose with some citrus notes. Grapefruit, bitter orange, coriander, and honey sweetness. I don’t get cedar...
Daniel719 (79) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
This was a terrible beer. Granted it was old but you can tell it was never good. There’s a reason that this beer was never very popular. Poured into a snifter. The smell is bad and the taste is worse. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone. That’s all I have to say about this. Don’t waste your time.
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Keir- thanks again, Keir! Pours a hazed gold with a medium white head. That’s after gushing like crazy, of course. Thanks again, Keir, for splashing my back as you ran to the sink with it! This has a massive cedar aroma, which gives it that woody, dry, spicy nose- leaves, herbs, celery salt, maybe a dash of ginger, with pale malts and a bit of fruity funk. The flavor is a somewhat toned down version of the same, with some late florals and citrus. Some sugary sweetness, too. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, spicy mouthfeel. Pretty unique saison. I like the cedar stuff CCB does.
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Thanks Cory for this one!   Dusty pale orange, minor haze, thin sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Huge cedar nose, HUGE.   Minor citrusy spices.   Hard to pull those out because of the cedar.   Not as strong with the cedar on the tongue, more of the coriander, ginger, and citrus peel.   Very bright candied citrus peel and pith, in conjuction with the cedar.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Warming, but can’t taste the 9% ABV.   Resiny finish, citrus oriented, with cedar lingering well beyond.   Interesting...
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, some spices. Flavour is fruit, spices, citrus, wood.
kappldav123 (4588) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tried this at CBC2012. Deep golden in the glass, small head. Extrem spicy aroma with notes of pepper. Starts extrem spicy-woody, quite unbalanced. Not my favourite.
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Adam. Aroma: strong notes of cedar, quite like sticking one’s head in a humidor, grapefruit, some pepper, floral, faint malt notes.
Appearance: slightly murky light amber pour, fluffy white head with average retention, leaves a bit of lacing. Taste: cedar again sort of takes over, some spice and citrus as well, distinct farmhouse yeast dough/pepper notes, slight sweetness in the finish. Palate: medium body, medium-high carbonation. Overall: interesting brew, complex.
Borup (5082) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, malt, spice, hops and wood.
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, wood, apricot, spices, malt and hops.