wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange. Nose is spice cedar, wood, flowers, various spice, herb. Flavor is spices, tartness, light malts, aromatic cedars, various herbal qualities. Dry, medium light body. Carbonation is mildly fizzy.
b3shine (5333) - Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by brew3crew). Looks solid; a murky apricot with a bit if sediment, lively carbonation, and off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; semi-sweet, woody, and peppery. Tastes like it smells with a nice, fruity mouthfeel with a touch of tartness. Enjoyable.
travita (3930) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The look is golden in color, has an off white head, and is clear. The smell is pepper, cedar, spiced, heavily spiced. The taste is spiced, fruits, sweetness, and wood.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium sweet malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by grassy and slightly medicinal flavors. Midway through the sip the flavors dry out a bit and somewhat tart green apple and pear flavors join into things. Near the end of the sip the flavors dry out even further with hints of woody and herbal notes that carry through to a mildly bitter ending.
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/02/2011: Cigar City Gruit Humidor Series Ale...
Aroma: Honey, Late Harvest Riesling, virgin strawberry daiquiri mixed
with a virgin margarita. Appearance: Cloudy orange color; minimal
off-white crown. Flavor: Dry with cedar notes; fruity mouthful;
Chianti-Riesling blend; sour twang (like fresh blackberry) in the
finish; the aftertaste includes tobacco/smoke. Palate: Medium to
medium-full body; calm mouthfeel; smooth. Overall: This is a really
nice beer, but I don’t have a lot to say about it since it’s difficult
to describe in meaningful detail; the cedar aging definitely shines
1 Pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad!
Rating #153 for this beer.
jkwalking05 (3701) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Batch #2. Hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is of cedar, light funk, floral notes and oranges. Taste is of cedar, light citrus and spices.
alexsdad06 (5362) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear to slightly hazy orange amber color with a small white head. The aroma has cedar, some fruity notes, green peppercorn, herbal notes with some sweetness. The flavor is drier and a bit less fruity than the nose indicates, cedar, herbal, tart berries, earthy with some general malts as a base. Interesting, but not something I would do very often.
jcartamdg (1942) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper gold with no head. Aroma of cedar and that's all I'm getting. Taste is tart, citrusy and cedar. Very interesting, not bad
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jbruner (2296) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 2010-02. Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with thin, lacy white head. Aroma of sour fruit and yeast. Taste is like an aged belgian sour, tart and ballsy. Great beer.
ekoerper (588) - Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: sour apple, spices, big cedar note, earthy. Hazy amber, white head with decent lacing. Flavor: more sour apple, lemon, fairly tart, spices, plenty of cedar but not overwhelming, some toasty malt. Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Interesting brew, the cedar masks the other flavors and aromas somewhat, but this is pretty tasty.