Tiger Bite | Cambridge Brewing Company

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Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Todd on 08-17-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by PeatReek:
Photo of PeatReek
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice solid yellow body, a touch hazy, with a thin white head. The aroma is interesting; cool and spicy, lemony-citrus and herbal. The first thing that hits you upon sipping is the fizz; the body is nice and light and the prominent carbonation complements it well. The taste is incredibly smooth; it starts dry but not what I'd call crisp and develops with a clean, moderate bitterness to a nice floral, lemony, herbal finish. This is a great summer session beer; it's a shame I didn't find it until fall (and why's it say "retired"? I just had a glass tonight). Still, I could drink tiger bite all night.

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Photo of HighCarbDiet
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

another awesome beer from the CBC. had this the same night as l'amour du jour. a good one-two punch.

this is a beer that defies categorization. american? asian? belgian? beer? wine? extreme? small?

ST - served in a narrow, white wine type glass, about 12 oz.

A - similar in appearance to the l'amour du jour. somewhat pale, golden color. much paler than the vienna gold, and a bit less gold. some haze, but largely transparent. well carbonated, but with a smallish head, by the time i got around to sipping.

S - wow. such a delicate, faint citrus scent. this is what the CBC does best - balance. the lemon/lime (predominantly lime) scent is obvious, but doesn't overpower or smack you in the face.

T - wow again. sweet, but not cloying. light malt/grain flavor, perfectly balanced with the citrus/herbal taste. hops are muted, to good effect. it definitely shares some similarity with a white wine, but without the sickening sweetness. and it lacks the intense carbonation of a champagne/sparkling wine. much more complexity than any white wine i've ever tasted (which isn't many). would pair nicely with a salad featuring citrus fruits or dressings, or with fish. i'm thinking some kind of tomatillo/pineapple salsa on swordfish.

M - light bodied, moderate carbonation

D - extremely drinkable. i'll go back for more. i wish CBC had a bigger growler selection (though i understand why they don't).

again, a unique and creative beer. i'll take this over a triple IPA or quadrupel any day. another reason to be glad to live in MA...

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Photo of czechsaaz
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very unique and interesting beer. Pale gold, a little cloudy, smallish head. Very spicy aroma from the use of Kafir lime leaves and lemongrass. A little like Thai Tom Kar Gai soup (that's good IMO.) The beer itself is crisp and dry with a pronounced lemongrass flavor. The beer is aged in oak but the "woodiness" of the finished product is really subtle. Nice med-high carbonation of fine bubbles. Makes a nice summer thirst quencher. If you're in the area, get there and try it if only for the unusual nature. I liked it so much I went back the next afternoon to have another glass on a two-day trip to Boston.

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Photo of taez555
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass.

This beer poured a clear, slightly opaque, golden yellow body with a small head.

The nose was subtle, but had hints of malt, grass and a leafy lime smell.

The taste was very similar. Dry and light bodied. A nice touch of biscuit or mild caramel malt, with just enough bitterness to balance the beer well. The big thing in this beer is the kaffir-lime and lemongrass. Both are very noticeable, and yet never overpowering, and sit perfectly in the mix to make a very refreshing touch. Almost like what corona with lime would have tasted like if it were invented by a beer nerd. (Corona doesn’t even deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as this beer, but unfortunately it is the only other famous beer and lime combo)

Overall a very crisp and refreshing beer. This beer is just made to pair with food, and I’m very sad I missed the bass festival. Although it did pair just as well with the humus and smoked turkey pita wrap. A great beer I’d love to drink on a regular basis during the warm summer months.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An interesting beer fermented with wine yeast and aged in oak, theres also kafir lime and lemongrass in there. Its supposed to be a crossover between beer and wine.

Served in a straight shouldered wine glass, its a pale gold with no real head and spotty lacing. The aroma is lightly citrusy with some herbal hops. The taste is fruity with noticeable lemon and ginger flavors and a Wine yeast. The finish is dry and wine like. Oak flavors arent very noticeable.

This is an interesting creation with a lot of similarities to white wine. Its only 4.2%, you would have expected stronger.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the brewpub with appetizers on 3/30.

Poured a very light yellow in color with faint whispy stings of foam on top. Fairly clear with just a hint of haze. Nose was light and just a bit yeasty, but more like a sparkling wine or light white wine.

Flavor was lightly complicated. Very light malts but a yeastiness that clung without being pungent. Instead of hops there was lemongrass (?) used according to the description and this gave the beer a light, spingy, fresh laundry flavor. Extremely light. If I did not know this was beer fermented with a white wine yeast I might have thought this was a bad sparkling wine. However, it was very interesting and unique but I would have lost interest after a few glasses.

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Photo of PatandDavid
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap this summer at CBC. Slightly tawny gold in the glass. Whispy white highlights line the glass. There's a faint whiff of limes and some yeastiness. This beer was incredibly smooth. It was light, crisp, with a soft lemongrass tang in the finish. Crispness wasn't all from the carbonation either. Medium bodied. Rather unique.

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Photo of rousee
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This might be the best beer that I have ever tried at this place which is my favorite brewpub of any I have ever visited in any city in the USA . I do constantly try to find brewpubs and beers I have never tried before. I got the whole explanation of the brewing process from Will the brewmaster on how they do this stuff and lets just say it ain't simple. The one thing about this beer that I found most impressive is that it takes a beer and mingles it with Viognier wine yeast and they then change it from a steel barrel to an oak and another fementaion ensues and the rest is way beyond my explanatory skills. The fact is--for a Summer beer and especially for some folks who are wine fans as well as beer afficionados, I like this creation most because it take a beer and mingles it with wine and still remains extremely beerlike. Nothing is overdone here. No flavor is too strong. Of course, it may have hit my pallate just right that day--who knows.

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