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Leon - Cigar City Brewing

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296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 8.09%
Wants: 505
Gots: 63 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: macrosmatic on 09-16-2012)
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brystmar

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -27%

08-02-2013 18:13:09 | More by brystmar
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really warm and sweet nose on this deep amber/brown body with minimal carb. The brandy really gives a warm booziness on the nose and on the tongue. This is a really nice malty barleywine that essentially acts as a vessel for the brandy. It looks a little thin and I'd say that the mouthfeel is true to that for such a big boozy barleywine. It almost made it a bit easier to drink though and added a slickness. Very tasty dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 20:07:31 | More by PHBoiler
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.1%

06-29-2014 21:23:49 | More by schmidtmattsays
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

06-29-2014 15:06:29 | More by thebigredone
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Murky ruby brown body. A few bubbles in the collar make up the head with a few surface wisps.

Smell - Apple sweetness. Brandy and vanilla. Caramel.

Taste - A little more dynamic. Lots of vanilla and caramel. Apple brandy is more subtle. Dry and astringent finish with apple sweetness lingering.

Mouthfeel - Very sweet, but still manages to dry out and leave oak in the back. Medium heavy body.

Overall - A dramatic improvement over Church on a Hill, but Cognac Church is still the revelation of the bunch.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 16:48:06 | More by Alieniloquium
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

06-08-2014 02:15:39 | More by CTJman
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

05-23-2014 23:11:26 | More by dfhhead25
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California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

04-19-2014 09:15:41 | More by 2beerdogs
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

04-10-2014 19:13:06 | More by iL0VEbeer
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

04-07-2014 12:50:53 | More by BMart
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another cracked at the CCB bottle share night, thanks to rudzud.

Light fizzy head, dark murky brown color.

Nose fruity candy, lots of candy brandy, caramel, toffee, little nutty, candy syrup,

Taste semi sweet candy, toffee, caramel, candy syrup, little brandy, barrel notes, fruity, little booze, etc. Nice beer.

Mouth med to fuller bod syrupy.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 00:50:16 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade..

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice thin halo and left lacing.

S - Aromas of lats of candy, brandy, chocolate, very nice.

T - Taste is light brandy, good malts, caramel, toffee.

M - Mouthfeel is really smooth and creamy.

O - Overall this beer was mighty tasty, super smooth.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 22:24:30 | More by rudzud
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huntermop

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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dcloeren

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

04-01-2014 16:28:55 | More by dcloeren
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HoldenDurden

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

03-27-2014 20:56:31 | More by HoldenDurden
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

03-24-2014 02:46:35 | More by lonewolfcry
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striker2160

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

03-23-2014 02:30:48 | More by striker2160
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HipHopsHooray

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

03-22-2014 23:36:24 | More by HipHopsHooray
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +12.4%

03-19-2014 23:29:30 | More by DaftPatrick
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep caramel brownish color with minimal head and heavy visual weight. The nose is strong with caramel and raisin coming first.The apple brandy influence brings on heavy green apple notes which support the caramelized malt bill. Taste starts with some brown sugar and caramel notes followed by more green apple. A bit of caramel apple notes come out and everything is surprisingly smooth and well balanced. A bit of booze at the back. Mouthfeel is thick and mildly carbonated. Overall, a delicious barleywine that is reminiscent of king Henry and bcbbw. Very good!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 03:26:00 | More by homebrew311
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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California

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Leon from Cigar City Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.