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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Dry hopped lager aged on Spanish Cedar


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Sampled at EBF. Pours a clear gold with some white head. Nose is nice and hoppy, light wood, malt. Flavor is malt, toasted wood, citrus. Medium bodied, dry finish. Sort of an old style IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1091) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
On tap at Crunchy’s and Beggar’s Banquet. Most people seem to be getting a strong wood flavor from this. I am getting almost all citrus. It smelled and tasted liked a ruby red grapefruit; juice, flesh, pith, rind, everything. Extremely refreshing while maintaining enough of a bitter bite to keep it out of the too-sweet-should-be-called-a-wine-cooler category. I’m hoping they bottle this one day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1577) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Draft at Hopcat. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a small amount of head that lingered a bit. Huge cedar wood aroma and not much else. Taste is cedar wood mixed with some grassy and spicy hops. Very interesting. Definitely lots of flavor packed in here. I think this would be a great beer to have with a cigar. But I also think it would be better with a higher abv and more body. Still very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Gold pour at GABF. Neat beer. The hops blend really well with the cedar. A nice lightly toasted malt backbone really puts this into nice balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Draft sampled at GABF with Andrew and Moreau. Pours a lightly hazed golden yellow body with thin white lacing. Aroma is cedar, hop and light spice. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of cedar, light fresh hop and some spices. I really liked this, reminded me of the Cigar City Humidor conditioning.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Draft at Shorts. Hazy light-medium orange body, medium-thick cream head. Spicy, woody nose, also marijuana. Bitter, tannic cedar body, dusty, bitter, pungent wood and juicy, smoky marijuana. Huge astringent finish. Intense and cloying.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Super intense spanish cedar nose. Taste is similar, light dry spicy cedar, touch of pepper, light grapefruit. Interesting, but not terribly drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paintedmaple (330) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2012
This is an awesome cousin to the hard-to-find Short’s Spruce Pilsner! Very dry and very woody and yet light and refreshing...the hop aroma’s pair well the the cedar. I am hoping that they are looking to find another woody lager/plis to go with the fantastic Spruce Pils and add this one to the line-up, because I want to have this again! Note to Short’s: Abies concolor (White fir) has a wonderful spicy orange aroma to the needles and wood...need I say more?


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