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Cigar City Humidor Series Batch #69 Double Cream Ale

Cigar City Humidor Series Batch #69 Double Cream Ale
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Batch #69 Cream Ale, aged on cedar for two weeks

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2011
Entering old rates. Draft @ CCB. Même base que #69 avec un peu plus d’épice et de boisé venant du cèdre qui se marie vraiment bien aux bières plus houblonnées. Intéressant traitement surtout avec le douceur crémeuse de cette bière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Growler, courtesy jdubfl. Pours a clear, dark golden color with a swirly, off-white surface film. Minimal, wet spots of lacing dot the glass. The nose explodes with an aggressive waft of woody, oily, peppery cedar, dominating the underlying and secondary notes of clean, creamy corn grain. Flavors follow suit, with the grainy, corny, bready malt base again being manhandled by intense, oily cedar and dominant, spicy wood notes. Medium bodied, with a lively carbonation, the palate starts out round but finishes with an acute, drying edge. Fans of cedar will adore this, but I found it to be a bit aggressive for this base style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8446) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Another handbottle thanks big time to Ibrew2or3. Pours a cloudy light brown color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is massive cedar and light caramel. The flavor is dominated by a aggressive hot cedar, some sweet biscuit and smooth cream ale flavors. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Growler at RBWG, courtesy JdubFL. Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color and topped by a small foamy off white head that leaves skinny rings of lace behind. The aroma is full of the oily, peppery, cedar wood to go with hints of citrus fruit, creamed corn, and bready malts. The flavor follows with the citrus fruit, creamed corn, cereal grains and malt all adding sweetness, but then balanced nicely by the spicy, peppery cedar wood. Some floral hops add some needed bitterness to go with the cedar wood on the back end. The cedar really adds a whole new dimension to the base beer. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation and a lengthy sweet finish. I prefer this version to the base beer for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2010
growler at RBWG, pours gold with a medium white head. Aroma is floral with some hay and cream. There are light wood notes as well. Sweet peaches and cream oatmeal with a soft mouthfeel and a little bit of booze in the finish. This stuff rocks, although I struggled to taste any of the cedar elements.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2010
32oz Growler tasting at home, courtesy of AskDrTodd. First off, thanks very much Todd for letting me learn about this style... but good God, I have no intention of trying something like this again. I won’t bother with a true rating, as I really can’t appreciate the style. But basically, if you like the taste of cedar, give it a try. I still look forward to trying their base beer (Double Cream) one of these days.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Pours out a hazed orangey gold color from the 32oz. growler courtesy of Todd (AskDrTodd): Fresh aroma of wet cedar, orange meat, hint of lemon, vanilla tones, tropical fruits, light bread malts, and lightly grated peppercorn. Flavors of warm orange, smoked cedar, vanilla cream, hints of lemon zest, pepper, grassy hops, and cane juice. Medium-bodied, finely carbonated. Light light alcohol presence. Drinkability: Much better than regular #69. Loads of fresh cedar really hit the palate. Candy sweet. Pairing: Pecan brownie and caramel-fudge swirl cheesecake, topped with caramel turtle pecans and chocolate. Rebuy: Oh yes. #371 on 31032010, DG.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12752) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
(Growler) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, cedar, caramel, and pepper. Flavor of pepper, cedar, caramel, pine and herbs. Cedar is dominate throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8203) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
On tap at Brass Tap courtesy of THE Gillard. Thanks Ryan. It pours up deep gold with white head. The aroma is spicy wood at first and as it warms a pepperiness grows and is supported by notes of sweet malts and smooth sweet corn. The taste is thick and chewy bringing up smooth blended grains, malt infused sweet creamed corn and then mildly spicy cedar. It seems to get a bit too spicy and almost peppery after half a pint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Had at RBWG 2010. Slightly corny but otherwise hoppy, woody, and really good. I was surprised!

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