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RATINGS: 763   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The Humidor Series is a rotating offering of Cigar City Brewing beer aged on Spanish cedar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
Courtesy of Philippe (Bov)
Hazy amber color; generous head. The aroma is very spice, with strong incense, and with some piney resins (no fruits). Strong caramel and toffee flavor, within a correct body; smooth, overcarbonated mouthfeel; medium residual sweetness; very resiny, with a sharp spices and incense profile. Strong bitterness, leading to a long final.
Surely original, and interesting the first time, but excessive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle, 75cl. A hazy, dark golden beer with a foamy, off-white head, two-finger thick. Lots of cedar on the nose. Not much left of the normal IPA aromas. Touch of something bretty too. Cedarish flavor too, some sugary maltyness and a nice bitterness. Spiced. Full-bodied, lightly warming and pleasantly carbonated. Long, cedarish, bitter finish with some spicyness. A really nice beer, but I miss the IPA aromas and flavors. They’re there, but too subdued. Wonderful cedar aroma and flavor though. Nice. 110917

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (15410) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle from Skjold Burne. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are peach, grapefruit, flowers, caramel, hops and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15333) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2012 New rating: Cask at Pony Bar, NYC. Cedar aroma, woody, malty, hay, apples, grass, pear, some roasted notes, citrus. Such a change from the bottle version. Cedar flavor, fruity, hoppy, woody, some grass, hay, pine apple, grapes, pear. Old rating: 2.4. Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Hazy golden beer with a small offwhite head. Cedar aroma. Way too much cedar. Hoppy and fruity. Cedar flavor, again way too much. Hoppy and fruity once you manage to get behind the massive wall of cedar. Why mess up a good beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle shared at CPK with Ed and Paul. Pourscloudy gold with a white head. Very sharp cedar character overall. Strongpine notes. Big sugar, some almost licorice notes or something. The anise. Strong cedar. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet, sticky finish, notes of pine and grass, sharp grapefruit. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14917) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Feb. 2011. Pours hazy orange with a small creamy lasting head. Nose is hops, brett , oak and dust. Very exotic - apricot and pineapple. Smooth... Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14825) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2011
Cloudy dark orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, cedar wood and rather hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. I’ve never had a beer aged on cedar before. It was great and very different from oak aged beers. 290611

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14667) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2011
Bottle at Sune’s clear amber - white head. Wood and hop juice. Fruity. Toasted. Peppery. Orange. Light malty. Caramel. Very nice. High drinkability.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Koelschtrinker (14114) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 30, 2011
Zu Beginn ist der Hopfen weich aber bestimmt, er weist deutliche Holznoten auf, dunkel, vollmundig. Die Intensität ist erwähnenswert, da das Bier keinesfalls alkoholisch wirkt, selbst die Bitterkeit ist äußerst moderat. Stattdessen machen sich intensiv blumige Noten breit, die auch nach geraumer Zeit nicht weichen sondern sich sogar noch ausbreiten. Bananige Nuancen sind hier ebenso vertreten wie Orangen- und Melonennuancen. Perliger, feinhopfiger Abgang mit weiterhin intensivem, nie aber aufdringlichem Hopfen. Der Nachgeschmack zieht sich übermäßig lange, ohne trocken zu sein – zuletzt noch einmal holzig, wenig Grapefruit. Unglaublich harmonisch – ein mehr oder weniger perfektes Bier. 10/14/14/15/14/15

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pours a murky orange color with a white head. Cedar aroma is definitely there, but nowhere near as over the top as some cedar beers. Citrus and floral hops with a light pine. Spicy wood, vanilla, and sweet caramel malts. The flavor is relatively the same as the aroma. Cedar is prominent, but not overpowering. Citrus peel, pine bitterness, wood, hints of vanilla, and fairly sweet caramel and toffee malts.

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