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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Brown Ale with Spices

Artist and renaissance man, Evander Preston, carves out a unique presence in a world of sameness. Evander’s friends at Cigar City Brewing have brewed an exotic concoction based on his eccentric personality and style. The brew was a blend of flavors from far away lands. We know you will enjoy drinking our beer as much as we enjoyed brewing it. Evander’s studio and workshop is located at Pass-A-Grille, Florida.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
Clear, dark red-mahogany with big, foamy, fine-bubble, tan head, some legs / Fruity, spicy nose of chocolate, baking & exotic spice / Light to medium body, fruity, sweet, lively carbonation, not very hoppy but maintains a nice balance for this summer quaffer / Flavors of semisweet chocolate, plum, coconut, cream, hazelnut, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, allspice, cardamom / Not a heavyweight, but clearly not designed to be. Has a fun, cocktail quality, for sitting on the veranda, preferably in Florida, on a summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5265) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
750 ml bottle pours a cloudy brown color with aromas of tea, cinnamon, corriander, malt, and a touch of ginger. Flavors are big on cinnamon tea with some cookie notes. Interesting brown ale with spices, I really liked this treatment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2/16/13. 750mL thanks to nulledge! Clear brown pour with a nice khaki head that lasts and laces plenty. Rich aroma with a big dose of caramel/butterscotch (in a good, enjoyable way) with some spice, possibly ginger, and some more spices, but not overwhelming in any way. Sweet caramel and butterscotch in the flavor as well with a slight spice kick and a hint of tea. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with no head. Nose is sweet and spicy. Taste is sweet and spicy with a cardamom and ginger predominance. Finish is sweet and spicy as well, carbonation is soft and texture moderate. Quaff Score 7 / 19

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle at share. Medium dark pour. Serious nose of spices...nose of cinnamon and nutmeg. Holiday aromas. Taste is carbonated with malts, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, light bitter hops on the finish. Ends dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3315) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle shared at Chris’ pad. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Spice rack aromas. A little thin in the body. All kinds of spices infused in a very nice brown ale. Good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (3005) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours a deep brown with a thin off white head. Huge spice aroma, cinnamon and nutmeg coming through. Nice malty body with a hint of chocolate and just a little spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3145) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
a lovely standard for the brown ale, it has a nice arrangement of nice clean malts with a slight nutty taste, its quite the flavor beer that is a pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1884) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a muddy brown with a brown head and aroma of spices and chocolate. Taste is of lots of spices, chocolate, and light vanill and caramel with a dry, toasty finish. Light, drinkable brown ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6860) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
750 ml bottle from MeadMe. Thanks, Greg. Really owe you for this last box. My 100th Cigar City rating. Just a few days out from our trip to Tampa (And my first trip to Florida since 3rd grade). Pours a nice deeper brownish hue, gentle haze, glowing copper brown edges, nutty glow is a bit fiery in darker light, darker body and top. A frothy tannish head atop dies to a filmy layer, laces ok. Aromas throw nutmeg and clove, pie spices mix with ginger, gentle spiciness. Brown malts, touches of toffee, biscuits and toast. Gentle nuttiness, more spice as it warms as settles in, truel pie spice with allspice, ginger, and nutmeg taking the nostrils for a ride. Bit of cocoa and chocolate malts, brown malt, nuttiness, and toffee lends itself into the fold. Initial is a lighter end of medium bodied, offering a firmer dryness. Some tobbacco, earthy malts, toast and biscuits onto the palate as we move in. Toast, mellow earth hops. Dry cocoa and toast, nuttiness. Some of that spice dries but also gives some flavor as we enter the middle. Ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg offer some life. Cocoa and chocolate malts, brown malts give some of that backbone as we move into the backend from there. Touches of silky creamy body appear as we get further in, but not a brooding malt body. It’s still small, especially dry as we move into the backend. Gentle cocoa, spicy ginger and dry clove, nutmeg. Dry and gentle spicy elements linger on into the finish. Much different than I expected. Dry yet some life, lighter body but still some flavors and a touch of gentle girth in the middle. Surprising dryness, the spice is firm at front but gets a little more manageable for me as we get into it. Solid beer. A Maduro treatment, I assume. Not bad at all.

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