Criterium Ale (2012) - Cigar City Brewing
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3.79/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
750ml capped bottle poured into a Franziskaner weizen glass.
Tasted on: February 18, 2013
Notes: Wheat Ale Brewed With Bitter Curacao Peel. Bottled on January 30, 2012. So please note and take into account that I am drinking and reviewing this beer which is now past its prime
A: This beer poured a clear golden color with a large 3 finger billowing head and left an nice thick lacing on the glass.
N: The nose was very light with hints of bready yeast and orange zest.
T: The taste started off with a light sweet wheat bready taste then quickly bites you with some bitterness from the hops and orange zest. This beer had a medium long finish which was moderately strong leaning towards the dry bitter side.
M: The body was crisp with a light to medium body with a moderate level of lively carbonation.
O: Overall the drinkability was good, but I wish I drank this brew 9 months ago.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2013 21:27:50 | More by uturn
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
From notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip.
My pour is a golden orange color, slightly hazy, with a gentle white froth that leaves a bit of lace down the glass.
The wheat and grains in the aroma are cut by the bitter curacao and mellowed with a bit of fruity orange zest.
There is definitely a bitterness here that I do not usually get out of wheat beers. It starts out with a basic wheat flavor, with the usual associated sweetness enhanced by a nice orangey zest. The bitterness that comes in has a grassy character to it, and there is a pithy citrus rind flavor at the end.
The curacao peel definitely adds a bit of flavor in an interesting way, and it also adds some oiliness to the mouthfeel. The carbonation is mellow and smooth.
Overall this is a nice beer, one that I could consume in quantity if handed to me.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2013 02:07:56 | More by KickInTheChalice
3.69/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From the taps at Cigar City in Tampa. From notes.
A - Sem-hazy golden pour with a little sediment. One finger soapy white head. Good lace drapes and a film of retention.
S - Light aroma. Citrus and light sweet fruits.
T - Citrus, wheaty. Quite light again. Lemon. Sweet light fruits.
M - Good carbonation, light to medium body, clean spicy/citrussy finish.
O/D - Decent hoppy wheat here. Nothing new, but well executed and quite solid.
Serving type: on-tap
04-26-2013 12:57:18 | More by tbeckett
Criterium Ale (2012) from Cigar City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.