RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Rattle & Hum. Opaque blonde, bit of a white head. Nose is fresh spicy greenery, touch of cinnamon, grass, thistle, nettle, shedload of young heather. Lemony gueuzeness. Mouth is lemon, massive lemon, wood, cedar obviously, bit of gueuzeness. Bit like if someone stuck an antique sideboard in a pint of gueuze. Weird, do I like this beer? I don't know, i really don't know.
cpetrone84 (1166) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is clear orange with off white ring. Nose is heavy citrus and grapefruit with a faint note of cedar and barely any Saison. Taste has more farmhouse to it with a strong grapefruit and citrus backbone. Fairly sour dry finish on a fuller syrupy body.
zgaier (1158) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with a dissapearing white head and aroma of spices. Taste is unique, lots of spices, fruits, and hops that create a complex flavor with a tart, astringent finish. Unique and different brew.
OmegaX (1144) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share with Chipalsa. Pour is a clear amber color with small bubbles and a white head. The aroma is pretty interesting. Bits of black pepper, lots of cedar, some lemon and orange peel, a bit of yeast, and a touch of alcohol make this one up. Taste wise, this is heavy on the cedar. Up front there is a good amount of citrus (lemon peel and orange zest), slight caramel, a bit of yeast and even some yeast in the front. Smooth and light with a dry finish. This type of beer isn’t my usual style but was enjoyable and drinkable at the 9% abv. Cheers!
SlackerMads (1140) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with a quickly diminishing white head. Leaves little lacing. Aroma is pepper, cedar, tangerine, grapefruit, light booze, light fermented grass. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Grapefruit astringency in the finish along with cedar notes.
ansjelaah (1045) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gedronken met joes, benzai en dutchdrebus, goudkleurig, sigaren kistje geur, houtsnipper, zo rook onze oude kast. Hij smaakt ook naar hout en een beetje verbrand. Veel koolzuur.
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is pepper, cedar, yeasty biscuits and alcohol.
Taste is tons of pepper; yeah, tons of pepper, cedar, a bit of yeast, and booze.
Finish is dry, pepper, and some residual sugar hidden by the cedar and spice.
jbeatty (914) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 02/21/2012. Pours hazy apricot, soapy white head that fades within a couple minutes, residual surface foam. Aroma carries a big kick of cedar and white pepper, undertones of ginger, a floral character with lightest sweetness on the finish. Taste is dominated by peppery cedar, medicinal herbs and orange ginger in the background, bitter wood aftertaste. Palate is medium, adequate carbonation, with a dry finish. I like a nice cedar character from time to time, but this is perhaps overkill in that department, to the detriment of other flavors and complexities. This went well with food, but by itself maybe hard to stomach more than a glass.
arone12 (905) - 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.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle served in a CCB snifter.
A: Looks like urine. Thin white head, clear gold body.
S: That is some potent cedar. Smells like the inside of a cigar box with a spicy lemon grass and some underlying peppery yeasty. Like with all the cedar aged CCB beers the cedar aging creates a huge imbalance.
T: Luckily the cedar is a little more subdued than the nose, but it is still too much apart of the beer. There is a light hop presence with some stone fruit and some back end yeasty notes of pepper and light must. 9% is well hidden
M: Light bodied, medium carbonation. Cedar spice in the aftertaste detracts from some of the drinkability.
O: As with all the cedar aged CCB beers the cedar is just too much and basically decimates the base beer. A little less cedar aging and the cedar might complimentary as opposed to the leading flavor.
Serving type: bottle