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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle from Josh. He’ll join one of these days. Pours a hazy sort of blood orange color with a good, stiff finely bubbled off-white head. Lots of citrus, lowkey caramel, and fruit for aromas, along with something herby/woody. Medium body with frothy creamy carbonation. Flavor is mixed hop, mild caramel, and it moves to something woody. Never "ate" cedar before. Turns the ale astringent. Very. Very different from oak. Finishes toward floral, so the bitter isn’t what it started as. But with the wood, hop and astringency this is one tasty brew. Note: gave palate a 5 cause this is so new and pleasingly different to my mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11486) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden/orange with big off-white head. Flavour is malt, hops, wood, cedar, flower, caramel, citrus, grass and peach.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11277) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
Cloudy pale amber with a lasting off-white head. Oh, what an aroma! U/nique combination of spice and citrus! Lots of pepper, some orange and pineapple, and a unique touch of cedar, not unlike brettanomyces. Sweet and spicy flavour with lots of fruity hop chracter, and plenty cedar. Reasonably bitter with lots of wooden aftertaste. The sweetness could have been on the cloying side if I didn’t have to share the bottle...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11257) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Skjold Burne, Aarhus.
Pours lovely, clear amber with a medium, nice creamy, slightly off-white head. Great lacings. Aroma has mild wood, apricot, white pepper, peach and sweet crispy malts. Mild, light prickly carbonation, great dry and light creamy palate. Flavour is very elegant and still quite complex. Very bitter, but the wood kinda soaks it up a bit and softens everything out wonderfully. Peach, white pepper, apricot, red apple. Long lingering bitter finish. Absolutely wonderful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2010
750ml bottle-pours a big off white head that laces and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, cedar/some pine. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, cedar/pine/earthy hops with a slight bite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11212) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is cedar wood, malt, hop. Flavour is cedar wood, malt, citrus, hop, caramel. Bitter finish. Full body. Stange nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11084) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2009
750ML Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellentl lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hop and woody aroma. Medium body with slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy cedar oil and bittersweet hop flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a change of pace standout beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Koelschtrinker (11054) - 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


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