Defensemaster (30) - GERMANY - OCT 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy and golden like a tropical sunrise, Cigar City Patio Pils exhibits a spicy, citrus aroma fitting for a beer from the Sunshine State. The flavor is sweet and grainy, but the finish is dry.
---Cheers until next time!
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of DrewFace. Thanks! Pours a bit hazy, yellow appearance with a white head. Fairly grainy, spicy pils malty, herbal, spicy hoppy, light green pepper aroma. A touch sweet, quite toasty cracker, grainy, chewy, light corn flavor. Has some potential but not quite perfect.
wheresyourball (481) - El Cajon, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from a trade. Pours a Coors light clear gold color with a bubbly white head. Nose is odd; raisins, plasticky. Flavor is sweet fruit, honey, bread. Strange.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle
Thanks to tastybeer for the freebie. This is a solid lawnmower beer that is not Cigar City’s greatest release but works for the style. I would probably drink much more locally rather than source more. However if you happen to be in the area and see it on the shelves give it a try (especially if you can score a single).
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated and transparent base sparkles like a golden ginger ale. Rich white head captures the scents of toasted wheat, noble hops, and dry cereal grains. This is effective but pretty basic.
Flavor / Palate - Cheerios, dry malts, and simple hops permeate the profile from start to finish. There is not much depth here. However it works as a starter beer or for a hot summer day. The delayed bitterness puts it a notch above other similar beers because it is not boring nor does it seek too much attention. Instead it strikes that perfect balance of "just enough."
OKBeerFan (59) - - AUG 28, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This has got to be one of the best pilsners out there! Budweiser only wishes they could make a beer this good. The rating may seem high, but I'm rating it in the family of Pilsners and not comparing to other styles that I prefer or like better.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wisdomsolo (390) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Not great either. Bright yellow in the glass with a lacy little head. Light flavor of hops. Bubbly palate.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Mekong. Aroma is of light malts and some slight floral hops. Flavor is a match, but is slightly full bodied and malt focused. I didn’t get corn, just a certain fullness in the palate. The hops were pleasant, but I wish there had been more of an upfront punch and a dryness on the finish. But not bad.
BMMillsy (1254) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the brewery on tap. Pours clear golden. Aroma is hay, straw, sweet malt. Flavor is hay and honey with a crisp clean finish. Easy drinking and very light. A great summer boat beer. Usually not a huge pils fan but this is nice, and at 7% I am impressed.
beastmaster (225) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Yellow and clear. Light head. Flavors everywhere. Light, hidden booze 7%? Light hops.
biggsbowler (249) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours amber with a white frothy head, very bubbly. Some hops and malts smells in the nose. Tastes bready, grainy, and some bitter grapefruit at the end. Its a pils.