Cigar City Humidor Series American Sour Ale

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 39   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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The latest addition to our bottled lineup of Humidor Series® beers, this sour ale was fermented with lactobacillus to give it its tart character. The addition of Spanish cedar adds notes of black pepper and sandalwood for a unique balanced creation. Spanish cedar provided by thebarrelmill.com

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3.7
bytemesis (8222) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle from 2014, thanks Homer Pours clear orange, large creamy white head, slow to dissipate with nice lacing. Aroma is lemon, woody, hints of apple. Flavor is light tart, lemon, wood. Medium body. Interesting. Low acidity.

3.9
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle a few years old from the cellar. Pours thick and unclear orange and amber in color. Aroma brings some unique funk and aged yeast, of sure how I feel about the funk. Had it a few years ago when I got it in Tampa and the lacto hadn’t quite developed enough, they dry tartness is now present for sure. There is a tangy flavor on a thicker than expected body as well. Don’t know that this bottle hasn’t already peaked maybe.

4
rxeight (3043) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
From bomber at a bottle share. Probably the most unique beer of the evening. It’s essentially a sour mixed with a cedar closet. Very balanced.

3.5
Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Homer. Pours hazy light amber; white head. Aroma: sweet tarts; old hops, vegetal, tartness, brown sugar. Cedar yo. Taste: Moderately sweet, light tartness, like a vegetal candy. With caramel and nondescript fruitiness. Easy to drink, though. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation. Overall: interesting, nice, feels like it’s a bit older than ideal (or maybe younger than ideal -- like I hit the anti-sweet spot). Also, from my reaction to every beer I’ve had to night, maybe I’m just grumpy, so will gladly re-rate if I encounter this beer again.

3.4
JK (6090) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Where the Wild Beers Are, 2014. Sour aroma. It has cedar, and lots of it. I pick up some fruit flavor. Lightly tart finish. Good.

3.7
douglas88 (9049) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Bottle thanks to Sean. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head. A big woody funky nose. Perfume, cedars, sour, fruity. Big grapefruit. Interesting. Really smooth, big flavors, perfume and citrus.

4.3
neepsntatties (1973) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle shared by "Douglas88" (many thanks!). Colour...cloudy gold with a thin head. Nose...cedar greens, lime zest and lemon curd. Palate...very tangy! The tang dissipates a bit then the cedar comes on big! This tastes like a light bodied cigar! There’s loads of citrusy flavour and even more cedar stave on the soft palate. Nice!

4.1
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Hugely sour with wood and some light baking spices.

3.7
RobertDale (6373) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical, and wood. Taste is lemon, orange, tropical, spice, malt, and some cedar. Nice.

3.3
kathouse (1874) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Amber with deep orange highlights. Thin white foam. Fruity and musk. Light grape note. Very tart and dry. Cedar doesn’t show until the end lending a strange twist to the sour fruit. Different.


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