Green Flash / Cigar City - Candela - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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88
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Aged on Cedar.

(Beer added by: brewdude1982 on 12-01-2012)
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4.88/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at The Local (Miami). Arrives in a snifter.

A- Pours dark brown with some Ruby tones shining through and a 1/4 inch tan head. Spotty, resilient lacing plus some light wispy surface foam.

S- Didn't know it when I ordered it but I can instantly tell it was aged on cedar. Wonderful peppery aroma ignites the senses and the rye accentuates it perfectly.

T- Oh baby. Very similar to the humidor series jai alai but less hoppy. The rye plays off the cedar and, together, they bring notes of white pepper, tobacco and pumpernickel bread. Alcohol is amazingly well hidden making this a dangerous brew.

M- Silky smooth but there's still a bunch of prickle from the cedar, medium carbonation and alcohol. Full-ish body that's not overly viscous.

O- Dynamite. If you like Humidor Jai Alai, you will love this. Highly recommended.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If you enjoy the taste of a quality cigar this is a very good beer. High alcohol but exceptionally smooth taste. Sweet with a slight cedar woody taste.
Memphis flying saucer description:
"This Rye Barleywine has super rich qualities from the best British floor-malted, pale barley available. Top quality specialty malts that add to its opulent body include British Crystal and German Rye. Spanish cedar lends wood aging with a depth of dark mahogany and a hint of Szechuan peppercorn spice that cuts the luxurious malt sweetness"

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap in Denver at the Cheeky Monk.
Pours brown, small head.
Aroma of sweet malts, fig.
Modest carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of sweet malts, burnt malts, powder sugar, caramel, slight candy sugar, alcohol, rye. Overall very tasty and flavorful.

Photo of One2Remeber
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled today.

A: Deep, dark brown body with a dark purple hue. Off-white head, dense, leaves a sticky coat.

S: Walk through the forrest, knock on a tree to find the Keebler elves making chocolate chip cookies, then they open a box of cedar aged cigars. Candy caramel (Rolo candy). Clean citrus.

T/M: Heavy body and explosive flavors are tamed by a blanket of intense cedar. Tons of flavor melt together in a complimentary fashion for a slightly sweet, uniquely bitter interpretation of a barley wine. A hint of rye gumminess aides in softening the alcohol feel which only presents itself after the sip.

O: Homerun. First beer in a while that stands out. Drinks as a mild barleywine, not as hop pronounced like a Big Foot or Old Hollowing Bastard, but in its own way provides unique flavors besides the cedar characteristic.

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4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Served in a CCB snifter.

A: Pours a dark amber brown - dark but almost clear. Small off-white head atop a modest amount of visible carbonation.

S: Cedar, sweet malt, and caramelized brown sugar. There is a subtle fruitiness also - plums?

T: Follows the nose, with some pine hoppiness as well. The cedar isn't overdone, and compliments the flavors nicely. Very tasty.

M: Medium body, good carbonation sensation. Alcohol certainly noticeable but doesn't detract.

O: I really enjoyed this one. I think the cedar worked well add some dryness to what could have been an overly sweet beer. The flavors played very well with each other, and I could definitely see myself having another.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed February 17th, 2013 at the Green Flash tap room, San Diego, CA. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance- clear, dark caramel brown with a creamy, one-finger head. Good sheeting.

Aroma is all rye, all the time. Wait, no some cigar tobacco in there as well! Very nice.

Flavor is sweet molasses and of course, rye. Plenty of peppery, spicy rye with a grace note of tobacco. A backdrop of fruity, estery flavors. Not terribly complex or subtle, but that's not the point. The bold flavor is very enjoyable.

Creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Outstanding! The rye really gives a unique kick to this sweet, alcoholic beer.

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Green Flash / Cigar City - Candela from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.