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Cigar City Jean Ribault French Pale Ale

Cigar City Jean Ribault French Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: Cloudy orange under an off-white creamy head which lingers long like a velveteen blanket. Swirls with extremely sticky lace which lingers from first quaff to last. Lovely lacing.
Nose: Sour/tart tropical fruits. Apricots, cantaloupe, starfruit, and guava. Really sour sourdough bread. Grains of paradise and caraway. Prickly pear and agave. Splintered bark and golden leather soft to the touch. Grapefruit and lemon rind in the back and along the edge. Candied ginger.
Palate: Zing! Zow! Grabs my tastebuds and doesn’t let go…not that I want it to. Sour tart not-quite-ripe tropical fruits such as starfruit, papaya, guava, and a touch of agave. Candied ginger and spice in the breath. Loaves of freshly baked sourdough. Far more herbs than the nose implied: juniper, flower stems, grains of paradise, and caraway. Citrus rind and rustic oaky finish.
Final Thoughts: Fabulous doesn’t come close to describing this offering from Cigar City Brewing. While on draft, I quaffed many pints before it was unfortunately retired from their brewing cycle. But maybe just maybe, Cigar City will bring this beer back if I say please with a cherry on top. Please.
(An original written work by Beer Ambassador, LLC. Plagiarism is not tolerated.)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhliesen (735) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
On tap at Broken Barrel, old rating. Hazy orange with a thick, white head. Strong aroma of pine and fruit, perhaps an apricot? Lots of carbonation. Bready tastes with spice and fruit bitterness on the finish. 7/12

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On tap at Churchkey (Wash. DC). Poured a hazy golden orange color with a small white head. Mildly hoppy aroma with some roasted malts in the background. Taste has a funkiness up front with hay and lemon, along with some grainy maltiness. Then a herbal hop bitterness and some alcoholic burn and slight oakiness to round out the finish. Medium body with a good amount of carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2134) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Fruity and floral nose, with some Brett notes. Hazy with a 2-cm creamy head. Big fruit initial -- watermelon rind, spices. Some great bittering in mid. Finish is tart, sourish, and bitter. Smooth, juicy, and prickly. Like a Belgian Pale Ale with a lot of fresh-squeezed fruit. Love it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2012
on tap-pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasty/cocoa-medium malt. Taste is roasty/cocoa-medium malt, earthy/spice hops. Apparently as mis labeled keg, would like to know which this was and get some Jean Ribault still. 3.5

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (6037) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2012
7/28/12. On tap at Kickbacks. Slightly hazy amber pour, almost orange, with a nice khaki head that sticks around forever and laces in nice foamy rings. Spicy yeast in the aroma with plenty of phenolics, nice floral aspects, malt, and a hint of tartness. Nice flavor with lots of phenolic bitterness, spicy yeast, floral aspects, pale malts, tropical fruits, a hint of tartness, and lingering orange and lemon. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
On tap at Coffee District - as the original reviewer explained, this beer defies categorization A: Cloudy orange with a frothy head. Good retention and sticky foam S: Wow, super fruity nose (apple juice, grapefruit, guava)...This tastes ALOT like Guava Grove batch one. Never had a beer hopped with these hops, but it lends a juicy ripe fruit aroma. Complex and balanced T: Guava, apples, white grapes, and almost a Chardonnay characteristic. Very similar to Guava Grove somehow. MF/O: Smooth carbonation, tangy tart guava finish. Delicious beer, glad to try another winner from CCB

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours clear golden with a nice, foamy white head. A bit of lacing and a thin cap. The nose has some nice peppery phenolics along with some light earthy hops. A bit of pilsner base comes underneath. Flavor hits the same notes with the yeast being most prominent. Good spicy, earthy character. Light-medium body with smooth bitterness. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draft. Large off-white head atop cloudy apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, some spicy, light kiwi, strawberry. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, straw, bread, strawberry, cantaloupe. Soft light-medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2012
On tap at Churckey for the Funky Buddha and CCB event. Peppery spice ane phenolics with hints of bandaid and earth. Medium body with low carbonation.


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