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Leon's Grandson's It's My Birthday Barley Wine-style Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Leon's Grandson's It's My Birthday Barley Wine-style AleLeon's Grandson's It's My Birthday Barley Wine-style Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.79% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bartos on 01-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 14
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 can
Feel: medium body; good carbonation; a bit hot.
Plenty of dark soaked fruits in the nose.
O: decent, but poorly hidden alcohol. Would probably benefit from aging.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.89/5  rDev +1.8%

Can as a trade extra. Thanks! Pours insanely thick from the can, dark brown amber, with a big creamy khaki head. Big brown sugar aroma, lots of figs, sweet toffee maltiness, and some hay. Flavor is sweet toffee and biscuity malts, some brown sugar and figs, light grassy hop notes, very sweet and rich. Huge body here as expected from CCB. Not mind blowing by any means but solid and rich, and my first canned barleywine.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is dark cola brown with a lot of tight tan head. Nose has a decent malt presence, some dry chocolate, musky caramel, a bit sugary, notes of oxidation and booze. Taste is the same, some decent malt up front, gets sugary and sweet mid palate, cardboard and booze in back. Full bodied, assertive carbonation, body holds up well.

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Leon's Grandson's It's My Birthday Barley Wine-style Ale from Cigar City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.