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RATINGS: 755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The Humidor Series is a rotating offering of Cigar City Brewing beer aged on Spanish cedar.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (14158) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14146) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14108) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13801) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2010
750 ml bottle at DC local tasting. Courtesy of our generous host nimbleprop, and I liked this one better than he did. Dark golden color, edge head. Aroma of giant black pepper, smoke and ash. Taste is black pepper with a coriander finish. Interesting and unique.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2012
Amber. Basically bright with a thick head that dies down, leaving a thick lace on the glass. Rich woody aroma with earthy, fruity hops - complex nose for an IPA. Heavy cedar character - very woody. The malts are big, slightly sticky and with a biscuity taste. There is a lot of bitterness, too, earthy and with some citrus and resiny notes. Bold brew, my type of IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2009
( 750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy ) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a moderate white head. Aroma of grapefruit, girly soap/bubble bath, cedar, and florals. Flavor of caramel malt and hops (citrus, herbal, earth) with a bitter, dry cedar finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11899) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11874) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2009
(75cl bottle, thanks ygtbsm94) Small beige head atop murkly apple cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pineapple, some cedar. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some cedar, light pineapple, berry. Medium body, some resin, light acidity, creaminess.


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