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Leon - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
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342 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 525
Gots: 71 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: macrosmatic on 09-16-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

mtrog313, Oct 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Chingringo, Oct 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Arsenal0328, Oct 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

nharres, Oct 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

yummybeer, Oct 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

MrNate, Oct 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

EJJ1848, Oct 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -43.6%

KCBeerNerd, Oct 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

MaseFace, Oct 18, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -4.3%

suckaj, Oct 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Droppinloaves, Oct 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

sliks96, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

brother_kenneth, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -32.3%

infected. tasted like grape bubblegum.

Thishops4u, Sep 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Ncpogs, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Alpar, Aug 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

thereal_adam, Aug 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Abbbp, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of WTKeene
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared courtesy of Thereal_adam and Gunch52, alongside Abbbp. Poured from a 2012 bottle into a Jester King Funk and Sour Fest Tulip.

Appearance: Hazy and dark chestnut brown with an eggshell crown. No head, but the crown is quite persistent. A certain amount of lacing too, but not a crazy amount.

Smell: Loads of brandy, dark fruits and molasses. Beautiful.

Taste: Sweet, fruity barleywine flavors accented by a dark, almost chocolately note. Hints of amaretto on the finish, which gets stronger as it warms up. This is gorgeous.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, lower carb. Thick and sugary. Very nice.

Overall: A very, very nice barleywine that has a few stout notes to it. The almond, amaretto notes make this a memorable and unique barleywine. Great job, and I was thrilled to get this tick.

WTKeene, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

TheSamKuehn, Jul 14, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

PHBoiler, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

schmidtmattsays, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

thebigredone, Jun 29, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Alieniloquium, Jun 15, 2014
Leon from Cigar City Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.