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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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (1853) - 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...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Pours and electric yellow. Nose is heavy banana and 5 spice, bread and grain. Some spices. Flavor is mild citrus, mild spice, yeast and grains. Super drinkable. This was brewed with seaweed, which doesn’t shine through and I’m pretty glad it didn’t.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2562) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6341) - 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 (5961) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2011
pours a light golden yellow. aroma is tart bananas and earthyness. taste is banana, ginger and vinnager. palate is pretty good for this style. medium mouthfeel with a bit of clamyness. overall a pretty decent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Draft at the CCB tasting room. This one pours a hazy straw yellow color and topped by a small head of off white foam that settles quickly to a thin film. Small spots of lace slide down the glass and rejoin the body below. The aroma shows a good amount of banana, clove spices, and fruity esters to go with the yeast profile. The flavor follows with mild banana, clove, 5 spice, some tart fruits, and bready yeast. Luckily I don’t get much in the way of seaweed, but the chinese 5 spice adds some nice spiciness to the flavors. Medium bodied with balanced carbonation that leads to a slightly dry, bitter sweet finish. From the ingredients I definitely wasn’t expecting all the banana notes. This is still an interesting take on the style and enjoyable on a hot Florida day. Good brew.

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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