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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 39   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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The latest addition to our bottled lineup of Humidor Series® beers, this sour ale was fermented with lactobacillus to give it its tart character. The addition of Spanish cedar adds notes of black pepper and sandalwood for a unique balanced creation. Spanish cedar provided by thebarrelmill.com


Fritz123's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1268) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at home with friends...thanks for cooking Dan! Snifter. Pours a hazy orange brown with a thin head. Aroma of cedar spirals and sour lacto right away with some peaches and mangoes. The taste is sour notes with the lacto yeasts, fruity flavors like peach and mango, the cedar spirals which add that lovely cedar/sandalwood aromatics especially on the finish. Medium sour. Medium body and clean woody finish. I love this one from CCB.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1736) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
From bomber at a bottle share. Probably the most unique beer of the evening. It’s essentially a sour mixed with a cedar closet. Very balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1359) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Homer. Pours hazy light amber; white head. Aroma: sweet tarts; old hops, vegetal, tartness, brown sugar. Cedar yo. Taste: Moderately sweet, light tartness, like a vegetal candy. With caramel and nondescript fruitiness. Easy to drink, though. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation. Overall: interesting, nice, feels like it’s a bit older than ideal (or maybe younger than ideal -- like I hit the anti-sweet spot). Also, from my reaction to every beer I’ve had to night, maybe I’m just grumpy, so will gladly re-rate if I encounter this beer again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4837) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Where the Wild Beers Are, 2014. Sour aroma. It has cedar, and lots of it. I pick up some fruit flavor. Lightly tart finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6810) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Bottle thanks to Sean. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head. A big woody funky nose. Perfume, cedars, sour, fruity. Big grapefruit. Interesting. Really smooth, big flavors, perfume and citrus.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1291) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle shared by "Douglas88" (many thanks!). Colour...cloudy gold with a thin head. Nose...cedar greens, lime zest and lemon curd. Palate...very tangy! The tang dissipates a bit then the cedar comes on big! This tastes like a light bodied cigar! There’s loads of citrusy flavour and even more cedar stave on the soft palate. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Hugely sour with wood and some light baking spices.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3988) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical, and wood. Taste is lemon, orange, tropical, spice, malt, and some cedar. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1195) - Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Amber with deep orange highlights. Thin white foam. Fruity and musk. Light grape note. Very tart and dry. Cedar doesn’t show until the end lending a strange twist to the sour fruit. Different.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7441) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle that I brought to WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Golden orange pour, fairly clear. Sweet, lacto-sour, and some cedar. This was pretty cool.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (854) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
At the April 19, 2014 Trinity Saison fest. Pours amber-light brown with slight head and lace. Aroma of cigar box & slight cat litter with funky fruit. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of funky sour fruit, grapefruit rind, lemon zest. Overall sour, complex, somewhat funky, refreshing and tasty.


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