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Ligero - Cigar City Brewing

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Ligero
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87
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A traditional schwarzbier, Ligero pours brown to light black with notes of roasted coffee and nutty expressions. The flavor has elements of smoke with roasted espresso beans, sticky caramel-covered almonds and notes of dry dark chocolate in the finish.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: Heatwave33 on 12-21-2011)
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dcloeren

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +17.3%

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.

03-31-2012 00:07:15 | More by dcloeren
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HoldenDurden

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16%

01-08-2013 13:55:09 | More by HoldenDurden
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16%

12-29-2011 00:11:48 | More by CGMLS3
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

01-03-2012 01:23:47 | More by Immortale25
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Beejay

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-31-2012 00:42:21 | More by Beejay
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LuCkYxCh4rMz

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-15-2012 02:49:34 | More by LuCkYxCh4rMz
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TJMorgan


4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-12-2012 20:40:50 | More by TJMorgan
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joemochas

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

03-16-2014 21:42:50 | More by joemochas
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

10-01-2012 03:29:58 | More by mbs11
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

04-10-2013 19:50:33 | More by Arsenal0328
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%

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

03-08-2012 02:43:43 | More by wisrarebeer
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iemailjack

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-07-2013 23:27:54 | More by iemailjack
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-03-2012 16:23:42 | More by JohnQVD
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ninaturner

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-05-2013 01:01:02 | More by ninaturner
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manutdfan

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-18-2013 19:22:35 | More by manutdfan
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shand

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-09-2012 22:18:42 | More by shand
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-22-2014 19:46:05 | More by NJBeer265
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-31-2012 19:06:40 | More by closisinthehouse
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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-01-2012 21:04:27 | More by djtomain
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CJS

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-22-2013 20:58:42 | More by CJS
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Cory-WC

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-30-2014 04:59:10 | More by Cory-WC
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-11-2014 14:06:40 | More by kjkinsey
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-24-2014 03:45:42 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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johntfox

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-21-2013 01:56:06 | More by johntfox
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PorterLambic

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

01-13-2012 02:39:39 | More by PorterLambic
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Ligero from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.