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Cigar City Pilot Series Asian Saison
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2011
on tap-pours a hazy yellow color and a white ring for a head. Aroma is spice-corriander, light malt, yeast, licorice. Taste is dry, spice-corriander, orange/lemon rind, light malt, yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9489) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Draft… Hazy straw-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. A small ring floats atop the brew and clings stubbornly to the side of the glass until I’ve taken my last sip. The aromatics are herbal and floral – licorice, anise oil and sassafras root. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is spicy and mildly sweet with gently bitterness and very light acidity. Finishes crisp, floral and a tad spicy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2011
Draught at the brewpub, on January 21, 2011
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet at first, then turns spicy and fruity mango with some bubble gum, some banana esters. Bitter and banana aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, dry bitterness that gets mixed with the spices. Banana ester and bubble gum scent.
Don’t let it heat up though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Poured up on tap at Cigar City with opaque yet pure gold body and modest size bright white head. The aroma is full up sweet estery banana and cloves (like a 55 gallon drum of ripe bananas) followed by a mix of apples, apricot and pear as well as an unmistakable yeastiness. The taste has milder banana notes than the nose and mixing with clove spice running into various cooking spice notes that I can’t put my finger on. Between the various spices and banana are both an interesting funky moldy fruitiness and a bit of black pepper. Notes of funk and pear like fruitiness grow into the finish with mild yet growing tartness that dries this thing out a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
Pression @ CCB. Une saison inspirée par les régions asiatiques. Ce qui est certain est que cette dernière utilise des algues asiatiques ainsi que une demi douzaine d’épices de ces contrées. De mon avis personnel, certaines me font penser à la cannelle, graines de moutarde, cardamone/turmeric, poivre ... mais bien sur je peux me tromper. Les algues donnent à la bière un côté marin, pour ceux qui ont déjà pu goûter à des salades d’algues on y note un petit côté de mer salé qui n’est pas du tout trop prononcé. Le tout garde aussi cet aspect de saison. Effervescente au palais, la bière a une dimension intéressante allant à la fois vers le amer de citron et les fruits asiatiques.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6144) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2011
1/15/11. On tap at the brewery in a snifter. Very cloudy yellow pour with a skim of off-white head that’s gone fast. The aroma is all banana with a dose of spice and a hint of licorice. Creamy banana flavors laced with spice and licorice and a subtle hint of some sort of astringency. Not bad!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Growler, courtesy CheeseMan I believe. Pours a lightly hazy, pale golden-straw color. A small, frothy, off-white head settles to a thin, bubbly edge. Rounded, splotchy spots of lacing dot the glass. The aroma is based in a combo of lightly sweet and slightly drier cereal grains. From there, peppery notes of Chinese 5 spice, lemon rind, and citrus chiffon emerge, adding conflicting bitter and sharp scents. Flavors seem to mostly clash as well, semi-dry cereal grains colliding with the peppery, sharp anise and woody clove in the 5 spice. The palate sports a medium body with soft yet active carbonation and a relatively dry finish. I don’t find fault with the mouthfeel, but the lingering spice finish is a bit excessive. Overall, this just is not my cup of tea. Too messy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2676) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Hazy yellowish pour with a thin white head. Tart fruity aroma. Really nice saison yeast esters in the taste, some spiciness and fruit. Very tasty version of a saison.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
On tap at the Jupiter Beer Fest. Hazy straw color pour. The nose is straight bubble gum. The taste is dry with banana, light fruit, and spices. Very cool...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Growler shared by Dstructo at Hunaphu’s release. Here’s what I recall. Spicy aroma with a slight fruit tartness. Light golden color and very easy to drink. Not the best description but it’s what I remember.


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