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Green Flash Cigar City Candela Rye Barleywine
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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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Candela (Rye Barleywine): Collaboration: The collaborative efforts between Cigar City Brewing and Green Flash Brewing eventually went down a path with the idea that the resulting brew should not only be a very special brew but also one that will go nicely with a great American cigar…a green wrapper Candela. Technical Description: So massive is this Rye Barleywine after a long and intensive boil that it envelops the 75 IBU of hops given it. The super rich qualities of this brew come from the best British floor-malted, pale barley available. Top quality specialty malts that add to its opulent body include British Crystal and German Rye. Spanish cedar lends wood aging with a depth of dark mahogany and a hint of Szechuan peppercorn spice that cuts the luxurious malt sweetness. With a beer this rich and decadent you may indeed, “Have A Cigar”. Cheers from, Chuck Silva & Wayne Wambles


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2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Tap at Hamilton’s. Fuck I hate cedar in beer. Wish I’d known this was cedar aged before I ordered it. The nose is actually a little sweet, some pepper. Flavor is a little brown sugar raisin sweet, but quickly turns very bitter with grapefruit rinds, and far too heavy handed with the cedar, making it hairsprayspicy, and exacerbates the bitterness, which peaked at a 7-8. Big full body, low prickly carbonation. Probably much better minus the cedar--or maybe use oak, because it doesn’t suck. Clear reddish brown with a small beige head, faded to a tiny ring. No me gusta.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2014

Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Red Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Green Flash Cigar City Candela Rye Barleywine ].
Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, cedar, wood, peppery. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, peppery, cedar, barley wine flavor, malty. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140503]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
CBC. Clear reddish brown with a beige head. Aroam is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 030514

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Dark amber with beige head. Aroma heavy and malty, sweet with alcohol and spice notes. Taste is sweet, barley wine-like, vinous malt notes, alcohol and toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1215) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Draught @ CBC2014. Pours clear brown/amber with a lasting beige medium head. Aroma is cedar, caramel, toffee, pepper, rye bread, dark fruit and oak. Taste is moderate sweet an light+ bitter. Body is is near full, texture is thick oily, carbonation is average. Finishes sweet with caramel, pepper and oak.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3rd May 2014
CBC Session 3. Almost clear dark amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and semi dry. Light fine carbonation. A strong medicinal flavour dominates. Some floralness and a little rye spice. Light crystallised fruits. Light dry finish. Weird.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5600) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Clear dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, spice, dried fruit and malty notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2014
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 3rd Session. Pours brown to red with a beige head, aroma of pepper, caramel, honey, flavor is sweet with black pepper, allspice, sweet, medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13228) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Clear amber/reddish - offwhite head. Cinnamon, cloves, spicy, peppery - szechuan pepper, light boozy, bitterness, cedar, light light tobacco notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
From tap. Pours clear and golden amber with a small tan head. Spiced and dense malty. Light soapy. Bitter, herbal and slight metallic. Dry and herbal into the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (1927) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Tap @ CBC14-red. Mahogany. Cedary raisins, herby hops. Sweety old malts, full bodied, soft nice. Strange in some ways, but really good.


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