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El Murciélago - Cigar City Brewing

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84
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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 15.78%
Wants: 15
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Double Cream Ale with cumin and lime peel added aged in tequila barrels.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-09-2012)
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meerkat2

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-15-2012 04:32:06 | More by meerkat2
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GatorLCA

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-02-2014 21:57:00 | More by GatorLCA
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Tampa Bay Brewing Company snifter.

A: Pours a very hazy orangish to light brown, with a thin tan head and low visible carbonation.

S: Tequila, wood dryness, sweet malts with some caramel character, sweet toffee and creaminess, yeasty, and some ethanol heat.

T: Creamy caramel sweetness, bready malts, tequila, vanilla, oak tannins, and some curry spices. The hang stays somewhat sweet with ethanol and mild residual spices as well.

M: Fairly heavy body, carbonation sensation on the low side, and the alcohol is noticeable but not terribly hot at this point again in the bottle.

O: After more than two years in the bottle, this turned out pretty nicely. A nice malty sweet beer, balanced by the mild spices and somewhat muted tequila (less than I remember when fresh). I didn't get any lime flavors out of the beer at this point. Overall, quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 23:37:44 | More by macrosmatic
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hopkrid

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-15-2014 01:16:12 | More by hopkrid
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johnyb

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-03-2014 21:50:35 | More by johnyb
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-01-2014 23:08:09 | More by robwestcott
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear golden with a nice foamy white head... decent enough lacing.

Nose is chock full of cumin... agave/tequila are lesser players... a bit of lime zest puts the whole thing together with a pretty heavy hand of pale malt.

Pretty sweet from front to back... the cumin again comes in right up front and lingers through the finish... agave/tequila are there but not really that heavy... limes are there as an afterthought.

Light carbonation accentuated a heavier body... No real booziness, but not really that drinkable IMO.

all 3.5's

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 05:16:05 | More by JohnGalt1
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ari32

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-11-2014 13:47:42 | More by ari32
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5YearWinter

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +27%

02-12-2014 20:56:52 | More by 5YearWinter
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Bartos

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

01-16-2014 15:42:29 | More by Bartos
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sendsilk

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

01-11-2014 05:54:57 | More by sendsilk
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7%

11-20-2013 23:13:18 | More by eawolff99
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

10-27-2013 01:57:53 | More by zestar
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-31-2013 01:38:01 | More by RomaniIteDomum
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jkd03c

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

08-11-2013 03:29:17 | More by jkd03c
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Florida

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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marshmeli

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

07-15-2013 20:24:19 | More by marshmeli
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illidurit

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-25-2013 02:27:06 | More by illidurit
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tasting glass.

My pour is a dark amber color, hazy with a bring orange edges. A small off-white cap forms initially and gradually fades.

The aroma is definitely unique. Not much of the cream ale comes into my nose, but lime, tequila, oak, and most prominently cumin all rise into my nose.

The flavor reminds me a little bit of an Indian curry dish with the strong cumin presence. Agave, tequila, and a ton of lime also come through. The light malts from the cream ale form a launching pad for the adjuncts to shine through but do not really contribute much noticeable flavor themselves.

This has a medium body, with a slightly creamy medium carbonation. It starts with a juicy bit of lime and dries out with the tequila and barrel. It has a bit of a prickly, spicy character to it.

I enjoyed my decent sized sample, but I think everyone else that tried it was not a big fan.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 05:28:50 | More by KickInTheChalice
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jbear68

Florida

2/5  rDev -46.5%

06-18-2013 11:54:30 | More by jbear68
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New York

4/5  rDev +7%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

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El Murciélago from Cigar City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.