Cigar City Cider and Mead Reviews


oh6gdx
Cigar City Cider and Mead There’s Always $ In The Banana Stand 2.8
Draught@CBC2015. Pale yellow colour with no head. Aroma is sweet ripe apples, some banana, toffee and mild herbal notes. Flavour is of banana, some strange sweetness, mild wood as well as some sugary notes. Strange and a bit too sweet.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

oh6gdx
Cigar City Cider and Mead Fight the Power Sour Apple Cider 3.4
Draught@CBC2015. Orange colour, with a small white head, which goes away quite quickly. Nice farmyardy notes meeting apple pie in the aroma. Flavour is green apples, some mild hay, grass and mild toffee too. Somewhat dry palate. Refreshing.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

markwise
Cigar City Cider and Mead Unwin 3.3
On draft at Cider and Mead. Pours a deep red with a fizzy white head. Nose is some earthy currants, some berry flesh, and some apple. Flavor is similar with the berry and currant hitting first followed by some tart and almost sour burn. Light to medium in body and lingering earthy berry into the finish.
Friday, January 22, 2016

markwise
Cigar City Cider and Mead Rambunctious 3.6
On draft at CCCM. Pours a deep yellow with a fizzy white head. Nose is some apple, cinnamon, spice, and some earthy fruit. Flavor is similar with apple, cinnamon, spice, pepper, sweetness, and burn. Light in body and interesting overall.
Friday, January 22, 2016

markwise
Cigar City Cider and Mead Peach InCider 3.6
On draft several times, most recently at Rock Brothers River Rock Festival. Pours a deep yellow with a fizzy white head. Nose is apple, slight citrus, and a big fuzzy peach. Flavor is similar with apple, some sweetness, and a big fuzzy peach. Light to medium in body and nice overall.
Friday, January 22, 2016

markwise
Cigar City Cider and Mead Peach Habanero Cider 3.7
On draft at CCCM. Pours a deep yellow with a fizzy white head. Nose is some apple, some sweetness, big fuzzy peach, and a polite earthy pepper. Flavor comes off similarly: apple, some sweetness, big fuzzy peach with some polite pepper burn in the finish.
Friday, January 22, 2016

markwise
Cigar City Cider and Mead Cowboy Dan’s Caramel Extravaganza 3.6
On draft at Brewers Ball. Pours a golden yellow with a fizzy white head. Nose is some sweet apple, big caramel, and some sweet and spice. Flavor is similar with a big caramel apple as the takeaway. Light in body and very sweet overall.
Friday, January 22, 2016

markwise
Cigar City Cider and Mead Sweet Potato Pie 3.6
On draft at CCCM. Pours a deep gold and still. Nose is honey, some sweet potato, some pie spices, and some brown sugar. Flavor is sweet with sweet potato, some pie spice, and some brown sugar. Medium in body and very nice overall.
Friday, January 22, 2016

markwise
Cigar City Cider and Mead In a Headlock - Bourbon Barrel Aged 3.6
On draft at CCCM. Pours a medium golden yellow and still. Nose is honey, oak, vanilla, bourbon, and a maple/ dark sweetness. Flavor is similar with honey, vanilla, bourbon, maple, and oak. Medium in body and a nice barrel-aged mead.
Friday, January 22, 2016

markwise
Cigar City Cider and Mead Corn Bread 3.9
On draft at CCCM. Pours a pale yellow and still. Nose is sweet corn, creamed corn, and a hint of honey. Flavor is honey and corn-- it tastes like liquid sweet corn bread. Light in body and very nice overall.
Friday, January 22, 2016

markwise
Cigar City Cider and Mead Bolweevil 3.5
I love rating after Sea Bass because I feel like I can just plug his rating into Google Translate! On draft at CCCM. Pours a pale yellow with a fizzy white head. Nose is apple, papaya, and tropical fruit. Flavor is similar with apple, papaya, and tropical fruit. Light in body and a nice cider overall.
Friday, January 22, 2016

markwise
Cigar City Cider and Mead Cranberry Sauce Mead 3.6
On draft at CCCM. Pours a medium red with a fizzy white head. Nose is cranberry and sharp berry with light honey behind it. Flavor is cranberry sauce--sharp and pointy cranberries that bite and mild honey behind it. Light in body, huge in cranberry, and on target for what Jared was going for.
Friday, January 22, 2016

markwise
Cigar City Cider and Mead Wise Prick 3.4
On draft at CCCM. Pours a medium yellow with a fizzy white head. Nose is some light apple, tart citrus, and floral notes. Flavor is similar with some sharp prickly pear, apple, and citrus. Light in body and a nice cider overall.
Friday, January 22, 2016

BiiruBierBeer
Cigar City Cider and Mead Sweet Potato Pie 3.7
Smell is malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a bit of vanilla. Taste is the same. Medium body, low carbonation, no foam, and a slight alcohol bite to it.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

brokensail
Cigar City Cider and Mead Moose Blood 3.4
On tap @ Cigar City Cider and Mead. Reddish-orange in color. Nice enough fruit character. Plenty of fruits, particularly raspberry and strawberry. Maybe a bit of peach and orange. Decent honey character, but could definitely use some more. A little bit of alcohol heat and tangy berries.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

brokensail
Cigar City Cider and Mead In a Headlock - Bourbon Barrel Aged 3.2
On tap @ Cigar City Cider and Mead. Clear golden-orange mead ​with just a bit of white foam. Pretty intense barrel aroma. Strong vanilla, maple, coconut, and whiskey. A whole lot of honey, pepper, and wax. Maybe just a touch of toasted marshmallow. Too boozy for my tastes. The barrel doesn’t really allow the honey character through at all, either.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

brokensail
Cigar City Cider and Mead Acai Dragonfruit 3.3
On tap @ Cigar City Cider and Mead. Light orange-pinkish sort of color. Kind of an interesting, weird cider. There’s a nice spice and baked apple character. Pretty mild dragonfruit and acai, actually. Slight tannic note to it. Kind of heavy on the cinnamon. Interesting, I suppose.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

brokensail
Cigar City Cider and Mead Who’s The Man In A Little Pink Shirt 3.5
On tap @ Cigar City Cider and Mead. Clear golden pour. Nice balance of the spices, particularly the cinnamon and nutmeg, with the apple flavor. Has sort of an apple tart/pie thing to it. Don’t really get the cocoa, but that’s okay... Pretty light cherry skin quality. Mild acidity to the finish as well. Nice sweetness that is restrained and sort of in check. One of their better offerings during my visit.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

brokensail
Cigar City Cider and Mead Strawberry Cream 2.6
On tap @ Cigar City Cider and Mead. Clear mostly yellow/golden colored cider. Huge strawberry syrup/candy flavoring to this. Apple is more in the background and is kind of muted. Slight acidity, but more like green apple candy than anything. Not a big fan as there isn’t much more going on other than liquid candy.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

brokensail
Cigar City Cider and Mead Plan B 3.1
On tap @ Cigar City Cider and Mead. Rosé in color. Nice tang and acidity. Plenty of apple, slight cherry and fruit skins, and some caramel apple. Sour green apple is particularly prominent on the finish. A good bit of cherry, but more of a background accent. Kind of a cherry 7-Up thing to it. Light carbonation.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

hackobock
Cigar City Cider and Mead Moose Blood 3.4
May 2, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, green session.
Clear red with no head. Aroma is floral honey, sweet and tart red berries and hints of caramel and alcohol. Taste is quite sweet and light tart honey and berries, finish is light tart with a slight berry skin astringency and some boozy notes. Medium bodied, oily texture, no carbonation.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

hackobock
Cigar City Cider and Mead Peaches and Cream Cider 3.8
May 2, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, green session.
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet juicy peaches and apples with a light tart touch, hints of vanilla. Reminds me of the soda Trocadero. Taste is sweet and light tart, fruity, juicy with creamy vanilla hints. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Did enjoy this quite a bit.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

tchaos
Cigar City Cider and Mead Sweet Potato Pie 3.8
Growler from Cccm. Pours a still, clear Amber. Aroma is very faint honey, earth, and tuber. Taste is a very nice balance of honey, spice, and sweet potato. Medium full mouthfeel.
Friday, December 18, 2015

tchaos
Cigar City Cider and Mead Candy Cane 3.5
On tap at Cccm. Pours a clear, still light pink copper. Aroma of peppermint, vanilla, and mild earth. Taste is a minty honey balance...medium-light body.
Friday, December 18, 2015

tchaos
Cigar City Cider and Mead Cocoa 3.9
On tap at Cccm. Pours a still, clear, deep tan. Aroma is full-tilt Cocoa. Taste is mildly-bitter Cocoa forward with honey and earth notes. Medium-light body.
Friday, December 18, 2015

tchaos
Cigar City Cider and Mead Gingerbread 3.5
On tap at Cccm. Pours a still, off-clear light yellow. Aroma is straight up ginger, spice, and honey. Taste is a light-bodied blend of ginger, spice, and honey.
Friday, December 18, 2015

MeadMe
Cigar City Cider and Mead Candy Cane 3.5
Pours pale pink. Aroma is full on candy cane. Flavor is minty. Crushed candy cane. Minty. Mildly medicinal. Thin, uniquely tasty.
Friday, December 18, 2015

tchaos
Cigar City Cider and Mead Figgy Pudding 4
On tap at Cccm. Pours a still, off-clear light caramel. Aroma of dark fruit, honey, and toffee. Taste is an excellent balance of dark fruit, spice, and honey. Excellent holiday mead.
Friday, December 18, 2015

MeadMe
Cigar City Cider and Mead Cocoa 4.1
Pours muddled gold. Aroma is meadowfoam honey. Flavor is Hershey syrup Marshmallow and honey. Stupidly good.
Friday, December 18, 2015

tchaos
Cigar City Cider and Mead Moose Blood - Bourbon Barrel Aged 4
On tap at Cccm. Pours a clear, still red-copper. Aroma of fruit, honey, and vanilla. Taste is an excellent balance of barrel characteristics, fruit, and honey. Barrel did excellent work on this style.
Friday, December 18, 2015

tchaos
Cigar City Cider and Mead / Brekeriet Nailed It 3.6
On tap at Cccm. Pours a clear, still, faint gold. Aroma of flowers, honey and mild wax. Taste is botanical forward light-medium blend of honeys.
Friday, December 18, 2015

MeadMe
Cigar City Cider and Mead Gingerbread 3.6
Pours yellow. Aroma is gingerbread house. Flavor is mild honey. Fresh gingerbread with mild spice. Light and a touch thin. Good
Friday, December 18, 2015

MeadMe
Cigar City Cider and Mead Figgy Pudding 4.1
Pours golden. Aroma is bready with sweet fruit. Flavor is dark fruit. Bready, with Mild spice. The bomb.
Friday, December 18, 2015

tchaos
Cigar City Cider and Mead / MankerBeer Cloudberry Hill 3.7
On tap at Cccm. Pours a still, clear light gold. Aroma of honey, Berry, and flowers. Taste is a good balance that follows the nose with a fruit-forward flavor and some earthiness on the finish.
Friday, December 18, 2015

MeadMe
Cigar City Cider and Mead / Brekeriet Nailed It 3.4
Pours golden. Aroma is botanical. Elderflower and earth. Flavor is earthy honey. Elderflower. Light Berry and earth. Light body. A bit dry.
Friday, December 18, 2015

tchaos
Cigar City Cider and Mead / Tampa Bay Brewing Collaboration 3.1
On tap at Cccm. Pours a clear, still light yellow. Aroma of honey, lemongrass, and pepper. Taste is a light-bodied balance of honey and lemongrass. Slightly thin.
Friday, December 18, 2015

MeadMe
Cigar City Cider and Mead / MankerBeer Cloudberry Hill 3.9
Pours pale yellow. Aroma is floral Berry. Flavor is cloudberry and earth. Honey sweetness with mild botanicals. Medium body sweet. Lovely.
Friday, December 18, 2015

islay
Cigar City Cider and Mead Hard Cider 3.5
12 oz. can, consumed on 12-12-15. Pours a bright, brilliant, clear golden with many bubbles. No head. Most ciders don’t look good to me, but this one very much does. Scents of caramel apple and white wine. Lemon tartness in the flavor. Seltzer water. Somewhere between sweet and dry. Tart yet sweet apple like a Honeycrisp. Light to medium body. Lively enough. I’m not a big fan of hard cider, but this is a good one. Quite likable.
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pyrmir
Cigar City Cider and Mead The Blind Eye 2.8
On tap at CBC15. Clear yellow with no head. Aroma is sweet, a bit artificial, floral, perfume, honey and apples. Taste is sweet, perfumy, honey, slight tart, apples with a sweet finish
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pyrmir
Cigar City Cider and Mead Peaches and Cream Cider 1.6
On tap at CBC15. Clear yellow with small white head. Aroma and taste is perfumy as hell, peach, some sweet apple juice, vanilla, grapes and apple skin. Did not like this at all
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pyrmir
Cigar City Cider and Mead Caramel Extravaganza 2.6
On tap at CBC15. Light golden with small white head. Aroma and taste has caramel, strange chemical notes, candid apples with some astringent apply notes. Not for me
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pyrmir
Cigar City Cider and Mead There’s Always $ In The Banana Stand 3.1
On tap at CBC15. Bright yellow with no head. Aroma is sweet, fruit, banana, caramel and candid apples. Taste has banana candy, bubblegum, faint sugary apples.
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pyrmir
Cigar City Cider and Mead Fight the Power Sour Apple Cider 3.6
On tap at CBC15. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is sweet, a bit artificial, lemon, sugary and candy/bubblegum. Taste is sweet, some lemon and artificial apples. Good
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pyrmir
Cigar City Cider and Mead Hard Cider 3.3
On tap at CBC15. Clear yellow with small white head. Aroma and taste has apples, light acidic and faint fruity notes. Good but not too memorable
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Pyrmir
Cigar City Cider and Mead Blackcurrant Cider 3.7
On tap at CBC15. Clear light golden with no head. Aroma has sweet red berries, apples, honey and light wood. Taste is meady, berries, faint funky straw like notes, sweet apples, currant and some wood.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

_angst_
Cigar City Cider and Mead Moose Blood 3.6
Hand bottled plastic bottle brought directly from CBC to my hotel room sick bed. Many thanks to rlgk for getting me this! Pours clear pale red leaving some subtle legs on the glass. Smell is fruity and floral with tons of honey, raspberries, strawberries, lingonberries, minerals and alcohol. Taste is sweet, sour, fruity and floral. Mouthfeel is round, tiny viscous, slightly tart, slightly berry skin astringent, boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and sour with honey, raspberries, lingonberries, cranberries, hay, minerals, alcohol and lemon peal. Quite good if a bit hot.
Friday, December 11, 2015

_angst_
Cigar City Cider and Mead Fight the Power Sour Apple Cider 3.3
Draught @ CBC2015. Pours tiny sparkling golden with a fizzy goldenish white head that doesnät leave any trace while dissipating. Smell is fruity with granny smith apples, minerals, paper and lemon zest. Taste is sour and fruity. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, tiny mouth-puckering and light bodied. Finish is sour with sour apples, minerals and lemon peal. Decent but a bit one-dimensional…
Friday, December 11, 2015

_angst_
Cigar City Cider and Mead There’s Always $ In The Banana Stand 3.6
Draught @ CBC2015. Pours tiny sparkling golden with a small fizzy goldenish white head that doesnät leave any trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity with tons of fresh mashed banana, tart apples, dry soil, minerals and lemon peal. Taste is sour and fruity. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, slightly round and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour with apples, sour banana candies, lemon juice, minerals and lemon peal. Cool cider. Gimmicky, but cool…
Friday, December 11, 2015

hackobock
Cigar City Cider and Mead The Blind Eye 3.3
May 2, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, red session.
Clear yellow without any head. Aroma is floral honey, peach, some apple, grape and citrus notes. Taste is sweet honey with some fruity and floral notes with a slight vinous finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation,

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

hackobock
Cigar City Cider and Mead Caramel Extravaganza 3.6
May 2, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, red session.
Clear dark golden without any head. Aroma is sweet caramelized apples, a touch of citrus and apple skins. Taste is quite sweet with a touch of balancing tart fruitiness. Finish is caramel, apples and slight tart citrusy notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Very sweet (in a good way), not what I look for in a cider but good for what it is.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015