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Xenu Honey Cream Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pours light straw in color with light honey, light corn and soft floral notes from the German Noble hops. Flavor has moderate floral bitterness with notes of corn and light notes of honey. Light bodied and thirst quenching, this is one of our lightest offerings.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: Gtreid on 06-04-2011)
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tugg407

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

01-06-2012 07:34:55 | More by tugg407
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

12-21-2011 21:16:11 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.6/5  rDev -26.6%

Poured on-tap at the Cigar City Brewing tasting room in Tampa. The beer was served in a pint glass, and it poured a crystal clear, light yellow coloring with a slim film of head. The aromas is crisp, toasty, and slightly sour. Mid-bodied, with a decent lacing on the glass while you drink. Harshly sour flavor, with a drying feel from the hops. Difficult to palate. The aftertaste is a harsh muddle of overtart and bitter. The beer has an astringent and puckering finish. Odd characteristics for the style.

06-11-2011 18:24:53 | More by GarthDanielson
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JohnQVD

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

02-17-2013 22:42:45 | More by JohnQVD
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-07-2013 23:33:07 | More by iemailjack
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WynnO

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-09-2012 21:37:43 | More by WynnO
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Gtreid

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -11%

On draft at the brewery.

A: Slighty cloudy straw yellow. Small, fizzy white head appears the Faded to almost nothing. No lace to speak of.

A: Strong, grainy corn smell. Pale malt and more corn. Maybe a slight grassy hop presence, but not much.

T: If I didn't know this was a cream ale, I would have sworn it was a lager. Huger lager characteristics, not much bitterness or hop flavor. Finishes just slight dry and smooth.

M: Light body with pretty good carbonation. Again, almost macro lager like.

O: Too much like a macro for my taste. Not enough flavor or aroma either. I can appreciate what they were trying to do, but won't be drinking again. Skal.

06-04-2011 17:31:35 | More by Gtreid
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sendsilk

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-11-2014 06:00:13 | More by sendsilk
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-29-2013 03:37:56 | More by mixed_master7
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adam42381

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-14-2012 15:00:00 | More by adam42381
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

A: straw, very clear. Two finger white foam head.

S: very bready and yeasty with some malt

T: lager style malt and yeast character. Honey notes.

M: light body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: not much cream here. I second the strong lager tendencies others have experienced.

08-22-2011 01:26:20 | More by kylehay2004
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.38/5  rDev -4.5%

I had this on tap at Cigar City.

A: Yellow, clear and with slight head. Think store-bought honey.

S: Very mild indeed, but I got some honey, yeast, and a milt a hop.

T: Despite the menu description, this was not very assertive. However, I found this one crisp and somewhat enjoyable. The honey really shines here, make then beer live up to it's style title.

M: not much creaminess, but not particular thin either. This one was passable in this area.

O: I found myself gulping this one down, which was a good thing. However, this wasn't really my thing.

07-10-2011 22:49:39 | More by Chaney
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-27-2014 23:32:04 | More by GRG1313
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lionssoccer13

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-26-2013 16:24:23 | More by lionssoccer13
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-12-2014 14:34:06 | More by tommy5
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DaTimBennett

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-26-2013 03:25:20 | More by DaTimBennett
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closisinthehouse

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-03-2013 23:34:40 | More by closisinthehouse
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Stiggy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-29-2011 02:08:18 | More by Stiggy
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maddicts

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-04-2013 22:25:43 | More by maddicts
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CampusCrew

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

I had this at the Kickbacks Cigar City/St Somewhere dinner. I'm reviewing this by memory on this I had this at the Kickbacks Cigar City/St Somewhere dinner. I have had most of CC's regular beers but I have not tried this yet. i guess they needed to atleast to a lighter beer for the mass. This is my least favorite beer they make that I have had. it's light, grainy and not balanced with hop presence at all. but it's on style with what a cream ale should be. I liek the story of the name.

09-16-2011 16:39:16 | More by CampusCrew
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JamesH

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-13-2012 20:49:56 | More by JamesH
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GuttaMane138

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-02-2014 13:57:10 | More by GuttaMane138
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SDean82

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-28-2013 21:24:56 | More by SDean82
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%

Pours a clear, bright, golden yellow with a biggish white head that dissipates rather quickly. Amazing lace.
Smell is malty with notes of citrus, hops and pepper to balance it out. A slight musty note spoils the party somewhat though it might be the glass.
Taste is a pretty good. A bit hoppier than I expected, kind of came across like a flavorful and slightly malty version of a regional lager but quickly blossomed into a more worthy brew with notes of malt, hops with fainter notes of pepper, citrus and vanilla.
Medium-bodied and an solid effervescence on the tip of the tongue that just disappears. A decent beer but sadly not up to the standards of CCB. Or maybe its my bias towards stouts and other big, malty beers.

07-19-2011 02:36:25 | More by PorterLambic
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HoldenDurden

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

01-08-2013 18:37:47 | More by HoldenDurden
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Xenu Honey Cream Ale from Cigar City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.