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Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale - Belgian-Nut
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Maduro Brown Ale fermented with an Abbey Ale yeast strain and then aged on Georgia Pecans!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Growler courtesy of askofficerfriendly (I think). Pours a reddish brown color with an off-white to tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with tons of goodness: chocolate, brown sugar, candied pecans, toffee, some hints of molasses. Flavor is also sweet and malty with even more goodness: brown sugar, chocolate, yeast, toffee, caramel. Almost chewy and sweet. Medium body with a malty sweet finish. Really nice beer--wish I had more!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4276) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Call me a homer, but I freaking loved this beer. A very interesting, sweet twist on Maduro-- this would be amazing with Bolita. Pours Maduro brown with a slight, off-white head. Nose is belgian yeast, brown sugar, nuts, pecans, and a twinge of bitterness. Flavor is very similar with a pleasing nutty, brown sugary, belgian yeasty finish that just leaves the palate feeling great. Very enjoyable, the best Maduro treatment yet!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Growler, courtesy hopscotch. The pour yields a dark, lightly hazy, chestnut brown body. A small, smooth head of tan foam holds steadfast, leaving behind minimal, spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma is flat-out great, showing a base of toasted cocoa, caramel, sweet Georgia pecans, and creamy, toasted coconut. What really sets it apart from the base beer, however, is the ethereal, creamy, fruity yeast profile that serves to smooth everything together beautifully. Flavors follow the same delicious path, showing creamy and nutty, with notes of coffee, cocoa, and fatty coconut. Belgian yeast meets American roast, and the result is a home run. The body resembles melted ice cream, with a soft, pillowy, whipped carbonation that couldn’t be any smoother. This stuff is awesome. I know, I know.....ANOTHER Maduro treatment.....but this one might just be the best yet. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1076) - San Ramon, California, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Growler from AskDrTodd - Thanks! Aroma is banana and nuts. Notes of ripening banana, pecan and malt. Pours a nice cola brown with not much head. Flavor is sweet, but not cloying. A touch of dryness in the back there. This may be a hallucination, but it tastes almost like a little cigar in the flavor. Finishes clean. Best brown ale ever.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Growler, courtesy hopscotch. Pours a light chestnut brown color and topped by a small head of tan colored foam that recedes quickly to a thin film. The aroma is really nice showing notes of cocoa, toasted caramel, sweet pecans, brown sugar, and a nice yeast component. This stuff smells great. The flavor follows the same showing cocoa, roasted coffee, candied pecans, and sweet coconut. The yeast adds a nice creaminess and some spices to the flavor profile. The belgian yeast really ties everything together nicely in this one. Medium bodied with a smooth, and creamy mouthfeel with balanced carbonation that lends this to being a really easy drinker. This is a great treatment of the base beer, and one that I hope they do again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2011
Re-entering older ratings. Base reste la Maduro qui a déjà été détaillée dans mon autre revue pour cette dernière. Le tout est agrémenté des noix de pécan qui rajoute un palais agréable de noisette et caramel, la levure quant à elle donne un profile restant sur le côté belge et qui donne à cette bière une bonne finition entre une inspiration belgo-américaine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Pours hazy brown. Nose is HUGE sweet fruits an big pronounced pecan flavor. Candied nuts, cinnamon and allspice, toffee. This beer is straight up candy with the most nut flavor and aroma I have ever experienced. Very well done, but a definite small pour beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Growler… Murky prune-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Wonderfully nutty aroma. Smells like Waffle House’s maple syrup slathered pecan waffles. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with modest carbonation. Sweet, nutty, dark fruit flavor. Malty, robust finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Growler pours deep amber with bright copper hues and off white head. The aroma initially has ample amounts of spicy Belgian yeast that seems to fade with time. I also get brown sugar, some black strap molasses like notes and nuttiness in the background. The taste begins sweet with brown sugar sweetness, mildly roasted malts and then yeasty spices. It later begins to pick up faint dark fruity esters before it rolls toward roasted malts and dry yet tasty nuttiness. The nuttiness help this go from fairly rich and sweet to dry and nearly refreshing into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeadMe (1243) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: Pours an amberish brown hue with a cream colored head. Nice retention and lace exhibited. S: Lots of rich malt sweetness. Loads of caramel and brown sugar, with hints of Belgian yeast. T: Malty sweetness for sure. Lots of caramel, and brown sugar. The pecans are there along with Belgian yeast. Hints of mild spice. To be honest the flavor kind of reminds me of the candied pecans they sell at the small stand in the center of the mall. M: Medium in body, smooth, lots of sweetness. D: Enjoyable, but too sweet to consume loads of this one.


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