Xenu Honey Cream Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Xenu Honey Cream Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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