Dis Legomenon | Cigar City Brewing

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3.68/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dis Legomenon refers to a word or form that occurs only twice in a body of work. For example, Herman Melville used the word “dexterity” exactly twice in his novel “Moby Dick”. This beer began as a Belgian-style tripel aged in tequila barrels, to which we blended in some American Gooseberry Sour Ale. We can safely say that this is only the second occurrence of a barrel-aged Belgian style tripel blended with an American Sour Ale to be found in our oeuvre.

Rustic woody aromas mingle with herbaceous agave and ripe cherries on the nose, while the palate of this complex ale boasts notes of tropical fruit, red grapes, and lime. High carbonation and a moderate acidity combine with a subtle black pepper spiciness to balance this infinitely drinkable and seriously complex treat.

OG: 23
IBU: 16


Added by dfhhead25 on 04-27-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,051
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
39
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
Trade:
4
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Photo of Bum4ever
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerbom
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/21/2017. Pours slightly hazy deep golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, lime, peach, plum, cherry, berry, pear, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, red/green apple, red grape/wine, tequila, toasted oak, hay, straw, grass, honey, agave, candi sugar, and toasted bread; with light notes of peppercorn, oaken vanilla, musty funk, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/light spicy yeast, gooseberries, bready malt, and tequila barrel notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, lime, peach, plum, cherry, berry, pear, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, red/green apple, red grape/wine, tequila, toasted oak, hay, straw, grass, honey, agave, candi sugar, and toasted bread; with light notes of peppercorn, oaken vanilla, musty funk, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, lime, peach, plum, cherry, berry, pear, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, red/green apple, red grape/wine, tequila, toasted oak, hay, straw, grass, honey, agave, candi sugar, toasted bread, light pepper/vanilla/funk, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light spicy yeast, gooseberries, bready malt, and tequila barrel flavors; with a solid malt/tart/spicy and tangy fruit balance; with no cloying sweetness after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering tart/spiciness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly slick/acidic/tangy/tannic mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.9%. Overall this a very nice blended tripel/fruited sour style. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light spicy yeast, gooseberries, bready malt, and tequila barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV, with the mildly tart/tangy finish. This is one of the most unique things I have ever had. Definitely more of a Belgian Strong Golden than anything. A bit too sweet at first, but got better as it warmed up. Very rich flavors with balanced fruity yeast, malts, gooseberry, and tequila barrels; with solid wild characteristics in the background. A very enjoyable offering. This aged nicely for the style.

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Photo of vande
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imperialking
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a one finger cap; a few shards of lacing

Smell: Tequila, pear, grape and berry

Taste: Pear, apple, berry and grape forward, with the Tequila building through the middle; all the flavors combine in the finish, which is reminiscent of a Tripel

Mouthfeel: Full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An interesting beer - I have had mixed experiences with Tripels and while this is not a typical example of the style, this is complex and tasty

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBeast
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Pours a deep cloudy orange. Smells sweet, kinda oaky, a little bit of tequila, and some wine-like fruitiness. Tastes just the tiniest bit acidic. Kinda fruity. Belgian yeast and more red wine fruitiness. Tequila and oak. It's pretty good, really. A little sweet. Medium heavy and not something I need much of. It's not a sour at all and, as a tripel, it's too sweet, but somehow, the combination is not bad.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle acquired through the El Catador Club. Bottled 4/21/17 (enjoyed 8/17/17). Served in a Cigar City teku.

Pours a cloudy amber with an initial two finger cap of dull cream-hued head. The bubbles fade to a thin veneer and a full band around the glass' perimeter, leaving some healthy lacing.

Smells of tequila barrel, crystal malt, pear-like Belgian yeast, grapes and berries. Atypical but enjoyable.

A crazy array of flavors assail the senses. Tequila-soaked oak, dull sour fruit, candy sugar, Belgian yeast, grainy pale malt, apple and a rather unspecified berry. There is perhaps a vague notion of alcohol in there but the wide amalgam of other tasting notes help it fade quickly and quietly to the background.

Full, oily body with restrained carbonation. Aftertaste of tequila, oak, tripel and vaguely sour fruit.

There have been hundreds of beers in between but this instantly recalls impressions of Hapax Legomenon. Though obviously contradictory, it shares that unique profile of unlikely partners- tripel, gooseberry sour and underrepresented spirit barrels. It's left me rather hoping for a double barreled Legomenon.

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Photo of Eziel
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyrushire
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgator3
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a Cigar City El Catador club snifter. Pours a golden yellow/orangish color with a head with great retention qualities and leaves a ton of lacing around the glass. Dis Legomenon is an interesting blend between a tequila barrel aged tripel and a sour. The nose and taste feature a smooth tripel with fruity notes with just a tinge of the sour adding a nice layer of complexity. The tequila barrel also adds some woody notes. The finish has a certain creaminess without the heat that I was expecting making this one dangerously drinkable. This is something I would not have purchased if it was not a part of the El Catador club bottles but is something that I did enjoy because of it's uniqueness.

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Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GDawgs34
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishColonial
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of user785335
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maximum12
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The most maligned beer since the release of the infamous Frangelic Mountain Brown! 750ML bottle sprung on, uh, shared with, my wife.

The pour is blonde-laced copper that blends almost seamless with the oak cabinets right underneath the Twins game. Lively. Aroma of soft berries, wood, candied sugar, le yeast de Belgique. Interesting.

Dis Legomenon is a huge disappointment – this doesn’t suck. The Tripel & barrel is on top here, thankfully, with tons of agave, shot of te-kill-ye, tart fruit, caramel, wood, & a bit of yeast to finish. Dry. No alcohol sting at all, this could pass as a session…whatever style this is.

Little complexity, oddly simple, tasty, & unlike any beer I’ve had before it. Very good.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Dis Legomenon from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 39 ratings