Ligero - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
4.55/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had at a Whole Foods beer festival. The CCB reps put this in a couple bottles for sampling.
Poured a deep blak with brown edges. Got a finger of light khaki head in top.
The aroma on this beer is a cigar mans dream! Rich oily ligero leaves, coffee, nutty with a touch of cigar smoke.
Taste isn't as cigar focused but has great coffee, almond, dark chocolate taste with some nice ligero flavors finishing on the back end.
Lighter in body and easy drinking. An appropriate amount of carbonation and a nice smokey oily finish.
Overall, this was a treat! If I would have had a cigar on me I would have been all set. I wish this was bottled because I would be soaking it all up. I have been around Germany and stayed in dusseldorf for a while and I wish their schwarzbiers were this good.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2012 00:07:15 | More by dcloeren
4.28/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a snifter. Growler was bought at the Cigar City tasting room.
A- Pours a hefty opaque black with a 3/4 inch head that soon becomes a 1/4 inch ring around the edge of the glass with light surface foam and some sticky lacing.
S- Smells sweet like honey and molasses with some brown sugar in the end. Hints of spice come through as well.
T- Coffee upfront with roasted spice (Nutmeg?) accompanying. Crisp and fresh which makes it easy to drink but doesn't skimp on flavor. The unique sweetness in this beer makes me sip and sip and sip and sip.
M- A bit dry and thin but not detrimentally so. Medium carbonation.
O- Only the second Schwarzbier I've had that I remember liking. I'm beginning to have more respect for CC's lower ABV offerings.
Serving type: growler
01-03-2012 01:23:47 | More by Immortale25
4.08/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Tall Paul's in Gainesville, FL.
A: jet black, opaque, nice head, good lacing
S: deep, full roasted malt, rich
T: rich roasted malt, full taste, good hop bitterness but balanced
M: full, rich, good balance
O: very rich, almost porter-like doppelbock
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2012 02:43:43 | More by wisrarebeer
4/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a very dark brown with only a little light getting in. Good sized head develops but drops to a thick film in under two minutes. Very little lace left behind by the dark tan foam.
Smell is toasted malt, wet cardboard, smoke and a hint of coffee. Good balance.
Taste is exactly as promised. Toasted malt, cardboard, smoke, coffee note. Good balance here as well. This beer's taste mimics the smell so closely there really is no differentiation between the two. Probably the closest in that regard of any beer I've ever had.
Smooth, light effervescence, medium-full body. Faint drying aspect. A fine brew. Make it again.
Serving type: growler
01-13-2012 02:39:39 | More by PorterLambic
Ligero from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.