burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2013
On draft at CCB, poured a cloudy yellow color with aromas of citrus, light wheat and some grapefruit. Flavors follow suit with some husk qualities, ok beer overall. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
Chewy and a bit leafy. Moderately bitter with a bit of citrus rind. Light grain in the background. jcartamdg (3436) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow, big white head. Aroma of bitter citrusy hops and grain. Taste follows very bitter grapefruit with a fresh milled grain finish. Nice hop profile but too much grain on the finish. sloshgator (741) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
Cigar City Criterium Ale (2013) is pure delight -- so good that I had two in one sitting. Getting it fresh from Cigar City Brewpub definitely helped this rating, I’m sure. Aroma is very prominent with a slight yeast quality and fresh fruit notes. Criterium pour is a shiny golden color with a nice head. Taste is well-balanced with a distinct citrus note -- like a fresh ruby red grapefruit. Get Criterium Ale while you can. I understand they make it only once a year, so it might be in short supply.