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Leon - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
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303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 501
Gots: 62 | FT: 5
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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4/5  rDev -10.1%

chase2634, Jun 09, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark manogany color, with a yellowish finger of foamy head. The aroma is somewhat fruity, with hints of alcohol, figs, oak, caramel, and dates.Theres somewhat of a sugary taste, plums, raisins, other dark fruits, mingling with a smooth woodsy note, touches of booze, and a fruity brandy note. It's full bodied, rich and creamy. Drinks quite well despite the ABV, which adds character, rather than making It daunting. Quite a nice drinking Barleywine.

EgadBananas, Jun 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.4%

brooklynbrews, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

HoppyLuckyGoGo, Jun 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Jballn, Jun 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Mscarpen, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

jhillwastaken, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

SDean82, May 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

OrangeAmps, May 25, 2013
Photo of Ahappyhiker2
4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Brown/dark brown, decent amount of carbonation present

S- Vanilla, sweetness from the brandy, caramel, malt, a little bit of booze. The aroma is a bit fruity, maybe from the apple brandy barrels, not sure but it's really interesting. It isn't sweet like a traditional barleywine would be.

T- Again it's sweet, but it isn't overbearing. The brandy flavor is such a nice compliment to the slight booziness cause of the higher ABV. I definitely taste some apple, albeit I was looking for it. Definitely some vanilla presence in the taste as well. It's really smooth, drinks well.

M- Perfect amount of bubbles on the tongue, not too much. Like I said it's very smooth.

O- This is a great unique example of a barrel-aged barleywine. The apple/fruity flavor is such a nice compliment to the vanilla and other notes that I was expecting. Surprise, surprise, I still prefer King Henry, but this is right up there with Barrel-Aged Hi-Fi Rye in my book. My first barleywine from Cigar City, and definitely not a disappointment.

Ahappyhiker2, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

IrishColonial, May 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

jrallen34, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

mikeincharleston, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

jampics2, May 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Luk13, May 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.4%

drbenzo, May 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

jloomis, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

shuajw, May 19, 2013
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tom10101, May 19, 2013
Leon from Cigar City Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.