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Humidor Series American Sour Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Humidor Series American Sour AleHumidor Series American Sour Ale

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-10-2014

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On tap at Vine & Barley Palm City. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange. Huge white head. Beautiful lacing inside the glass. Medium collar.

Smell - Smells like a fresh grapefruit. Lots of cedar. A little musty.

Taste - Tastes like grapefruit, too. Lots of cedar, but it comes more in the aftertaste. It has a moderate sourness. Woody finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, despite the low ABV. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Straightforward grapefruit and cedar. Thankfully, they work well together.

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Reviewing the Humidor Series American Sour Ale, a wild ale aged on Spanish cedar from Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa, Florida.

Score: 94

2014 vintage bottle served in a mini wine goblet and enjoyed on 06/04/14. Thank you Jon for sharing this treat.

Appearance: Pours a honey-amber color with a thin fizz of head that quickly settles to a ring around the glass. Poor lacing, okay retention. 3/5

Smell: Bright, lemony cedar and grapefruit! A faint waft of funk. A bit of grassiness too. 4.5/5

Taste: Cedar hits first, and lasts throughout as a nice backbone underlying tart lemon, grapefruit juice, and black pepper. Lasting cedar-y finish. Everything here integrates well. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation. Nice sour zing on the mid-palate, but it is not bracingly sour. Juicy mouthfeel and finish. 4.5/5

Overall: Different, strange, and delicious! You would not think cedar would marry so nicely with a sour/wild ale, but it really does when done right like it is here. This was unexpectedly excellent brew and a great addition to Cigar City's 2014 release lineup. I will definitely be revisiting this one in the future.

Cost: $10 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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Tastes like cider with lime juice on it. I found it to be a bit too acidic for me.

Pours a nice yellow beer. Smells like limes, sour, maybe lambic. Taste is straightforward. No magic. It could easily be sold as cider. Strong taste of lime and grapefruit. I tasted no depth, like barrels or funky yeasts. A light beer that could pass like chardonnay.

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A-Semi cloudy orange, slight carbonation and a one finger head that lingers.

S-Grapefruit and Cedar. Lots of both. Some grass and very slight tartness. But mainly grapefruit and cedar.

T-Graprefruit. And Cedar. Lots of both. Starts with the grapefruit and ends with the cedar. more tart than sour.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, crisp almost dry finish.

O-Not really balanced as the cedar and grapefruit are in your face but good nonetheless. If it was a tad bit more sour the beer would be greatly improved.

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Humidor Series American Sour Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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