Leon | Cigar City Brewing

LeonLeon
BA SCORE
97.1%
Liked This Beer
4.45 w/ 517 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:
517
Liked:
502
Avg:
4.45/5
pDev:
7.87%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
627
Gots:
80
Trade:
6
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4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +1.3%
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4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.91/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

CCB Leon bottled on Sept 2012. In a large bottle shared in Feb. at the RBWG-2015.
Hazy mahogany body with a good head.
Rich, attractive and complex aroma.

Flavor: Rich, mildly sweet and moderately complex with a hint of sherry.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of timc100
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2. Had next to a well cellared King Henry and defunct Aaron.

Pours out heavy and murky brown, has the menacing and brawny appearance of all CCBs strong ales. Vibrant, bright sweet brandy on the nose with sweet dark fruits, apple, oak, booze, molasses, brown sugar, and holiday spice. The barrel blends very well, and compared to the King Henry it is significantly sweeter because of it. Huge on the palate carrying the strong sweet brandy flavors as well as the molasses, dark fruits, and caramel. Fantastic and impressively smooth, slick and viscous mouthfeel.

Great beer I've been wanting to try a while, and one of the best I've had. Falls a hair short of King Henry and A Deal with the Devil - both of those had a more interesting barrel character and more balanced sweetness.

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5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.84/5  rDev -13.7%
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.04/5  rDev -9.2%
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4.17/5  rDev -6.3%
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Leon from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 97.1% out of 100 with 517 ratings
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