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Criterium Ale (2012) - Cigar City Brewing

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Criterium Ale (2012)Criterium Ale (2012)

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Criterium Ale is a beer that we plan to change every year for the Cigar City Brewing Criterium & Street Festival. This year's Criterium Ale is an American wheat ale with bitter curacao peel added.

(Beer added by: shand on 02-17-2012)
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KickInTheChalice

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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
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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.

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Criterium Ale (2012) from Cigar City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.