kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from CCB. Pours a generally clear amber to copper color with a one finger white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of cedar, pepper, spice, wood, caramel, toffee, floral esters, floral hops. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of piney hops, wood, cedar, caramel, honey, ripe dark fruit, hints of floral hoppiness. Generally medium body with a sweet and cedar finish. Interesting treatment for the double cream ale. . . .
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. Thanks kiefdog for the share. Pours cream ale yellow-orange with an off-white head. Nose is cedar, bread, malt, and peppery spices. Flavor is similar with cedar dominating and the peppery spiciness close behind. Finish has the cedar taking away the harshness of the cream ale’s normal finish. Medium bodied and very enjoyable- along with the peach, this is the best of the cream ale treatments. For a cream ale: awesome.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
octo (22) - USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours amber with a thin white head. smells of that delicious musty cedar that covers up most of the scent of the base beer, some hop smell coming through. Tart, creamy, hops and pepper all attack the tongue at once. definitely get that must in the taste. the cedar covers up the taste of the batch 69 mostly. the alcohol isnt really detectable, maybe a bit on the back of the throat.
dchmela (3014) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think JDub brought this to the RBWG. Dark orange pour. Huge cedar aroma, spice and overwhelming. Spicy cedar, creamy malt and slight touches of citrus. Awesome.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at RBWG 2010. Slightly corny but otherwise hoppy, woody, and really good. I was surprised!
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour. Light head. Aroma is all cedar with a light malty note. Flavor is cedar and more cedar. I like cedar, otherwise I wouldn’t enjoy this beer.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MeadMe (1612) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Cigar City.
A: Pours a nice vibrant orange hue. Tall creamy head, excellent retention and some nice lace.
S: Lightly bready, tropical fruits, hints of lemon.... loads of cedar.
T: Mostly cedar to be honest. Peppery, woody goodness in a glass. Hints of base beer remain beneath. Light citrus, candy sweetness, light grassy hops.
M: Medium in body, good carbonation. If you like lots of cedar in your beer this one is for you.
D: Good not great.