Leon | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: British 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:
#277
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
557
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
Wants:
645
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80
Trade:
6
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4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
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4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
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4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark mahogany and raisin hues with a frothy khaki head and ample lacing
S: Leather, tobacco, figs, and caramelized panela
T: Dark fruits up front undercut by fresh oatmeal raisin cookies dunked in apple brandy
F: Medium bodied and evenly carbed with a smooth velvety texture
O: Very solid barleywine entry by Cigar City. Delicate depth of flavor underpinned by a bold apple brandy barrel-aging that builds with each taste. Phenomenal sipper here and hope they bring it back soon.

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4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
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4.12/5  rDev -7.2%
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4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted from draft. Pours a dark reddish brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet with dark fruits and caramel. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet with minimal bitterness. Flavors of dark fruits, caramel, syrup, earthy notes and brandy. Not my favorite barley wine but definitely one of the better ones.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
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Leon from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 557 ratings