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El Lector - Cigar City Brewing

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El Lector
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BA SCORE
85
very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
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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Reviews by olimpia84:
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olimpia84

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the Dunedin House of Beer. It was poured into a pint glass.

A: dark brown/dark coffee color with a one finger head that quickly faded into a thin superficial tanned layer. Excellent lacing present in the beer.

S: a bit hard to find, but coffee notes are predominant with a slight malty and vanilla smell.

T: light coffee in the beginning along with roasted malts that give way to a final hops presence and a earthy/rooty finish in the aftertaste.

M: light to medium body, medium carbonation. Very drinkable despite its dark nature.

O: a very solid brew, it's very drinkable and packs a good taste to boot.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2011 00:27:26 | More by olimpia84
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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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2012 02:08:03 | More by Rifugium
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KarlosT

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4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2012 12:48:31 | More by KarlosT
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El Lector from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.