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El Lector - Cigar City Brewing

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El Lector
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85
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pours a brownish red with a nose of caramel and pronounced nuttiness. Flavor has a solid foundation of toasted grains enveloped by a soft touch of coffee and roasted nuts. Our smallest offering, El Lector is true to its English roots.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: Shaw on 11-19-2010)
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First had: on tap at Cigar City, Tampa, FL

Dark woody brown color, deep to the point of being nearly opaque, capped off with a small tan head that receded to a ringlet; minimal lacing. Light aroma, nutty, sweet bready malts, mild earthy hops. Taste was about spot-on for the style, slightly roasty malts, nutty, pumpernickel, grassy and earthy hoppiness, for a gentle, woody bitterness. Medium body, simple, quite drinkable, and very sessionable [to use a cliche expression for a lower ABV beer]. Perhaps not the most popular style of beer, but I do get in the mood for a good dark mild every once in a while, so this was nice.

Rifugium, Dec 29, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +11.6%

Being from New England (w/ lots of great micro-brews), my brother proudly took me to Cigar City Brewing in Tampa Florida. And I must say I was very impressed with both the quality and the number of excellent craft-brews on tap. The organization is very well run, and I fully expect to find their beers in the New England region in the near future ( I can see them expanding nationally).
I started with a taster rack of Jai Alai (IPA), Resonator Double Bock, El Lector English Style Dark Ale, and the Puppy Breath Porter. All were excellent.

Had the El Lector in a small 4oz tasting glass. ABV was 4.5%

Appearance:
Very nice dark translucent brown. Appropriate for a dark English ale.

Smell:
Nice balance between hops and malts. Definitely noted the nutty aromas.

Taste:
Consistent with the smell. Nutty, nice balance between hops and malts. Slight after taste of floral notes ... added to the complexity of the beer.

MF:
lighter bodied beer, appropriate for an ale. But definitely heavier than a lager.

Overall:
Very good to great, drinkable beer. Would definitely have again. Probably one of my favorite Dark English Ales. Highly recommended.

KarlosT, Dec 21, 2012
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El Lector from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.