El Lector - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
3.76/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
12-29-2012 02:08:03 | More by Rifugium
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%
Very nice dark translucent brown. Appropriate for a dark English ale.
Nice balance between hops and malts. Definitely noted the nutty aromas.
Consistent with the smell. Nutty, nice balance between hops and malts. Slight after taste of floral notes ... added to the complexity of the beer.
lighter bodied beer, appropriate for an ale. But definitely heavier than a lager.
Very good to great, drinkable beer. Would definitely have again. Probably one of my favorite Dark English Ales. Highly recommended.
12-21-2012 12:48:31 | More by KarlosT
El Lector from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.