Humidor Series American Sour Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Humidor Series American Sour AleHumidor Series American Sour Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 04-10-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
142
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
10
For Trade:
1
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On tap at Vine & Barley Palm City. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange. Huge white head. Beautiful lacing inside the glass. Medium collar.

Smell - Smells like a fresh grapefruit. Lots of cedar. A little musty.

Taste - Tastes like grapefruit, too. Lots of cedar, but it comes more in the aftertaste. It has a moderate sourness. Woody finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, despite the low ABV. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Straightforward grapefruit and cedar. Thankfully, they work well together.

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Reviewing the Humidor Series American Sour Ale, a wild ale aged on Spanish cedar from Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa, Florida.

Score: 94

2014 vintage bottle served in a mini wine goblet and enjoyed on 06/04/14. Thank you Jon for sharing this treat.

Appearance: Pours a honey-amber color with a thin fizz of head that quickly settles to a ring around the glass. Poor lacing, okay retention. 3/5

Smell: Bright, lemony cedar and grapefruit! A faint waft of funk. A bit of grassiness too. 4.5/5

Taste: Cedar hits first, and lasts throughout as a nice backbone underlying tart lemon, grapefruit juice, and black pepper. Lasting cedar-y finish. Everything here integrates well. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation. Nice sour zing on the mid-palate, but it is not bracingly sour. Juicy mouthfeel and finish. 4.5/5

Overall: Different, strange, and delicious! You would not think cedar would marry so nicely with a sour/wild ale, but it really does when done right like it is here. This was unexpectedly excellent brew and a great addition to Cigar City's 2014 release lineup. I will definitely be revisiting this one in the future.

Cost: $10 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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Humidor Series American Sour Ale from Cigar City Brewing
4.04 out of 5 based on 142 ratings.
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