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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-10-2014)
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ckollias

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-19-2014 11:30:41 | More by ckollias
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CRon_T

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-26-2014 14:00:00 | More by CRon_T
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jokermanboy

Florida

5/5  rDev +23.2%

04-11-2014 00:20:35 | More by jokermanboy
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johnyb

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-14-2014 14:17:09 | More by johnyb
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-19-2014 20:22:42 | More by acurtis
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

05-13-2014 20:37:20 | More by Alieniloquium
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-19-2014 17:40:31 | More by blindpiggie
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cyrushire

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-27-2014 04:36:47 | More by cyrushire
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-07-2014 16:34:20 | More by kbuzz
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-29-2014 22:44:29 | More by TheSamKuehn
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HoldenDurden

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-21-2014 20:06:26 | More by HoldenDurden
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jegross2

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

06-05-2014 06:07:12 | More by jegross2
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jivex5k

Florida

5/5  rDev +23.2%

04-24-2014 00:02:34 | More by jivex5k
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DerrickW

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-10-2014 00:53:00 | More by DerrickW
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JulioH

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

SOUR.

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.

05-19-2014 05:12:19 | More by JulioH
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +1%

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.

07-05-2014 02:47:55 | More by rlee1390
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coachrummy

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17%

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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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hopkrid

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-13-2014 21:05:13 | More by hopkrid
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Oliversarmy1085

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Texas

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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -3.7%

Thanks cousin Sonny for hooking me up with this one.

A- Split into four pint glasses for our tasting with a slightly hazy, fairly clear for a sour, deep golden body. A white head forms to about one finger with a foamy texture. Cap falls after a few moments to a thick ring and nice islands in the middle. Lacing starts with a thick pillow but only a few spots below that.

S- Cedar cigar boxes explode out of the bottle and glass immediately reminding me of the boxes I used to make homebrew stir bars. Just pure, fresh spicy cedar invading the nostrils. Musty, dusty old cigars really come to mind for me with some citrus and tart lemons.

T- Compared to the nose, this is a whole other beer for this portion. The cedar is still dominant up front and lingers in the finish but between it changes. After the initial cedar fades I get a blast of grapefruit citrus and sourness like biting into a fresh lemon. Other hints of passion fruit, vinegar, spice, gin, herbs and musty cigars (its hard to separate the two).

MF- Light-medium bodied with a fizzy and silky texture. Carbonation is medium-high. Fairly high sours linger like lemon juice on the palate.

This beer is... interesting. I enjoy the taste quite a bit but the cedar is certainly out of control in the aroma and dominant in the flavor. I like the lemon, grapefruit citrus sours and they work well with the cedar.

06-08-2014 19:23:36 | More by cbutova
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Humidor Series American Sour Ale from Cigar City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.