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Ligero | Cigar City Brewing

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3.86/5
Very Good
74 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional schwarzbier, Ligero pours brown to light black with notes of roasted coffee and nutty expressions. The flavor has elements of smoke with roasted espresso beans, sticky caramel-covered almonds and notes of dry dark chocolate in the finish.

25 IBU

Added by Heatwave33 on 12-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,019
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
74
pDev:
8.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Broken Barrel in FL.
Pour was near black with a thick tan head that looked like a nitro pour.
The aroma is markedly less appealing, strong and rich compared to the flavor.The flavor has a load of dark roasted grains with a trace of smoke but negligible char. Hints of coffee and dates.

O: recommended.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A good roasty medium bodied offering. Notes of coffee and a a good malty finish. Great beer for the style, something easy to drink with a good flavor profile

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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barfootbandit
4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. Fantastic Schwarzbier with excellent execution of the style. Dark and malty with notes of chocolate, nut, and even toffee. Yet still crisp and a tad bitter to balance the beer out. A relatively heavy beer even at 5.5% ABV. Hope to see this beer more often and would obviously recommend it.

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3.06/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color with off-white head. Dark malts, cereal grains, and some bread and biscuit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with roasted malt.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Ligero from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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