Leon | Cigar City Brewing

LeonLeon
BA SCORE
97.1%
Liked This Beer
4.45 w/ 521 ratings
LeonLeon
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Church on a Hill aged in apple brandy barrels.

Added by macrosmatic on 09-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#238
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
521
Liked:
506
Avg:
4.45/5
pDev:
7.87%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
630
Gots:
80
Trade:
6
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Appearance – The pour was a murky brown color with little visible carbonation.

Smell – The brandy just radiates from the nose. There is a big sweetness here.

Taste – My initial impression is to notice the grapes from the brandy aging. These are smooth grapes with a little bite at the end. The malts are sweet, giving prune and raisin impressions. The after effect is warm, but does not burn.

Mouthfeel – The feel is downright sticky as it coats the mouth. IT seems as though this could linger forever.

Overall – I love English barleywines, and this is near the top of my list.

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2012 version on draft at Hunahpu's Day 2016.

Reddish brown with little to no head by the time it was in my hands.

Caramel, fig, prune, leather.

This Leon was remarkably smooth. I know it's a liquid but for some reason moist comes to mind. There are some boozey notes of brandy but it's not overly hot. Age has done this very well, too bad it was a hot and sunny day trying this. I would love to have had this on a cold Winter's day in Ohio under the covers...hnnnnnnnnng!

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4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
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Leon from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 97.1% out of 100 with 521 ratings
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