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El Lector - Cigar City Brewing

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El Lector
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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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CampusCrew

Florida

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance: darkish brown with low head retention
smell: decent hop aroma,

taste: slight nutty, balanced, low hop profile, smooth and very sessionable

mouthfeel: medium bodied

drinkability: what a great session ale. I don;t have a in this style to compare to but I enjoyed it. Looking for more in the full flavor session category.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2011 15:25:31 | More by CampusCrew
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Sean9689

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at the tasting room.

A - Pours mirky dirty brown, small white head, no lacing or retention to speak of.

S - Malts, touch of hops, nuts

T - Solid malty backbone, vegetal off-putting notes.

M - Light, low carbonation.

D - Meh, not my cup o tea...I've had better Milds elsewhere.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2011 20:07:15 | More by Sean9689
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cigar City smokes NYC at Rattle N Hum. Hops in aroma, I was expecting more roast to be bang on the style. Carbonation comes through more aggressively. A good drinker, sessionable as I can have this and head back to whatever I was doing. An average beer overall however. Dark colour without noticeable head.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2011 21:47:06 | More by Sammy
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Gtreid

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at CCB.

A: Pours brown with reddish hues. A fizzy wet sand colored head appears, receedes and leaves some nice rings of lace.

A: Toasted and biscuit malts are forward but a distinct hop presence follows. Notes of chocolate and nuts, with a woodsy, earthy note from the hops.

T: Pretty much the same as the nose, but with a residual sweetness. Toasted and biscuit malts shine. Finishes very smooth and somewhat dry.

M: Medium body, perfect carbonation delivers the flavor nicely.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is dangerously high. Only 4% ABV, with tons of flavor packed in. Overall, this is pretty good for the style, full flavor and low alcohol. Very nice. Skal.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2011 19:42:13 | More by Gtreid
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This may be the first Ben Romano brew I've had...

A - It pours a rusty tannic brown hue, translucent, and has a sudsy taupe head.

S - There is a good amount of aroma given the mild inputs. I get some buttery toasted hazelnut and perhaps a little bit of roasted coconut, too.

T - The flavor introduces some balancing hop elements, but nutty and toasty flavors remain at the forefront. As I drink more, the earthy and herbal hop is strengthening some vanilla and honey-ish nuances in the malt, but obfuscating the rest of the malt profile to a degree.

M - Big body and lots of creaminess for an allegedly 'smaller' brew. Enhancing, no doubt.

D - I would crush tons of this stuff. Isn't that the point of the English Mild?

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2011 06:48:42 | More by ktrillionaire
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy medium brown with orange throughout. Some light penetration at the top and bottom. Small head drops fast on a very full pint pour.
Smell is roasted malt, vanilla, peat, hops (last two are light). Decent balance though a bit weak.
Taste is roasted malt and hops balanced at first with hops coming to dominate over time. Very faint vanilla and peat notes, really had to search. A slight metallic note.
Mediumish body, with light-medium effervescence. A touch of coffee and ash show up in the aftertaste. Quite good especially if you are having several.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2011 04:59:34 | More by PorterLambic
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Shaw

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pilot batch on draft at the brewery's Tasting Room.

Pours almost totally black, letting just enough light in to give it a hint of brown.

Malty aroma.

This beer is all about the malt. It's quite sweet and grainy, with notes of coffee and bread.

The body has plenty of substance and isn't watery for a 4 percent beer.

This is an interesting beer. It's got plenty of flavor and body and is session strength.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2010 22:29:54 | More by Shaw
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El Lector from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.