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Ligero - Cigar City Brewing

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very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of dcloeren
4.55/5  rDev +17%
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.

dcloeren, Mar 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

HoldenDurden, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

CGMLS3, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

VikeMan, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
4.28/5  rDev +10%
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.

Immortale25, Jan 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Beejay, Jul 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

LuCkYxCh4rMz, Jun 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

TJMorgan, Aug 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

joemochas, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

mbs11, Oct 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Arsenal0328, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of wisrarebeer
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
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

wisrarebeer, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

iemailjack, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

manutdfan, Mar 18, 2013
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shand, Jul 09, 2012
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velcrogrip, Sep 23, 2014
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NJBeer265, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BoilerUpNavy, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

closisinthehouse, Oct 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

CJS, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

kjkinsey, Apr 11, 2014
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Ligero from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.