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Leon | Cigar City Brewing

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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:
#229
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
530
pDev:
7.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
633
Gots:
80
Trade:
6
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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Leon from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 530 ratings
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