El Lector | Cigar City Brewing

BA SCORE
69.8%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 63 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pours a brownish red with a nose of caramel and pronounced nuttiness. Flavor has a solid foundation of toasted grains enveloped by a soft touch of coffee and roasted nuts. Our smallest offering, El Lector is true to its English roots.

20 IBU

Added by Shaw on 11-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,241
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
63
Liked:
44
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
13.46%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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1.25/5  rDev -67%

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2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at the tasting room.

A - Pours mirky dirty brown, small white head, no lacing or retention to speak of.

S - Malts, touch of hops, nuts

T - Solid malty backbone, vegetal off-putting notes.

M - Light, low carbonation.

D - Meh, not my cup o tea...I've had better Milds elsewhere.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes.
On tap at cigar city.
This brew poured a deep mahogany brown with red hues where the light passed through, very little head on this mostly due to the pour, what did remain was on the yellow side of off-white. The nose on this one was pretty roasty, notes of caramel, chocolate, and a bit of earthiness. Up front I get those sweet malty flavors, chocolate and a little fruit I can’t put my finger on. There are some earthy notes followed up by a bit of grassy hop. The body is fairly light and the carbonation sits on the high side making this brew very drinkable. Overall a nice drinkable beer, but nothing to wright home about.

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3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy medium brown with orange throughout. Some light penetration at the top and bottom. Small head drops fast on a very full pint pour.
Smell is roasted malt, vanilla, peat, hops (last two are light). Decent balance though a bit weak.
Taste is roasted malt and hops balanced at first with hops coming to dominate over time. Very faint vanilla and peat notes, really had to search. A slight metallic note.
Mediumish body, with light-medium effervescence. A touch of coffee and ash show up in the aftertaste. Quite good especially if you are having several.

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3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cigar City smokes NYC at Rattle N Hum. Hops in aroma, I was expecting more roast to be bang on the style. Carbonation comes through more aggressively. A good drinker, sessionable as I can have this and head back to whatever I was doing. An average beer overall however. Dark colour without noticeable head.

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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

rich looking medium brown with a mild cloudiness about it. Rich color here with a nice head of off white which hung around for a few moments before settling down into a thin film. The aroma was light, medium fruit notes, apricot maybe with a hint of some light spice and tons of grain. More of the same on the taste as I run through on this one. The flavor was a bit lacking for me. Nice malt profile with a light ouch of fruit and spice, but not nearly strong enough of a profile to really get me to enjoy it. Smooth, mellow carbonation and a low abv made it nice and and drinkabl

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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El Lector from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 69.8% out of 100 with 63 ratings
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