Xenu Honey Cream Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pours light straw in color with light honey, light corn and soft floral notes from the German Noble hops. Flavor has moderate floral bitterness with notes of corn and light notes of honey. Light bodied and thirst quenching, this is one of our lightest offerings.

20 IBU

Added by Gtreid on 06-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.63/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow golden color with white head. Cereal grains mostly on the nose, not much else; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with cereal grains and just a slight sweetness. Really didn't get any honey on this one.

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3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chaney
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Xenu Honey Cream Ale from Cigar City Brewing
3.45 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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