Name: Criterium Ale (2012)
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Brewery: Cigar City Brewing website
Region: Tampa, Florida
ABV: 5.0% abv
How served: 750ml capped bottle poured into a Franziskaner weizen glass.
My Overall Opinion: Good
I paired this beer with: Grilled salmon and grilled asparagus.
Tasted on: Monday 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
This beer poured a clear golden color with a large 3 finger billowing head and left an nice thick lacing on the glass.
The nose was very light with hints of bready yeast and orange zest.
The taste started off with a light sweet wheat bready tasted then quickly bites you with some bitterness from the hops and orange zest taste. This beer had a medium long finish which was a moderately strong leaning towards the dry bitter side.
The body was crisp with a light to medium body with a moderate level of lively carbonation.
Overall the drinkability was good, but I wish I drank this brew 9 months ago.
On the Label: Ever see bikes move faster than cars? You will on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Tampa’s Downtown!
Criterium – style bicycle racing – like stock car racing on two wheels. Hang out at tampa’s Longest bar with a beer. Grab a bite from a food truck or sidewalk café. Run in the 5k race. Sports enthusiasts, cyclists of all types, families and foodies with all find something to enjoy at the largest one day bike event in the state. www.tampacrit.com
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March 31, 2012- – –
Ever see bikes move faster than cars? You will on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Tampa’s Downtown!
Criterium-style bicycle racing – like stock car racing on two wheels. Hang out at Tampa’s Longest Bar with a beer. Grab a bite from a food truck or sidewalk café. Run in the 5k race. Sports enthusiasts, cyclists of all types, families and foodies will all find something to enjoy at the largest one day bike event in the state. www.tampacrit.com
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.
This American wheat ale is light gold in color and has a slight haze from the use of wheat. Criterium Ale is a crisp wheat beer that has a refreshing hop flavor that is contributed by New Zealand and Australian hop varietals. Motueka, Galaxy and Pacifica lend a complex melange of citrus character and mesh beautifully with bitter orange peel to provide a full flavored yet light refreshing beer. Pair this beer with food truck fare and cycling while sitting at the world’s longest bar.