Goose Island Maduro
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This strong Brown Ale is quickly becoming a new Goose Island favorite. Seven different malt varieties are used to give this beer itís sweet complexity and round body. Lightly hopped for balance, this pint is the perfect accompaniment to a fine cigar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2005
On tap at clybourn. Poured a dark brown with an amber hue. Lots of malts on the nose with a slight nuttiness. Malty taste with very, very mild hops. Interesting brew that might benefit from more of a punch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Deep, dark brown with streaks of red beneath a tightly packed tan layer of foam. The aroma is soft and subtle with hints of nuts, chocolate, whole-grain bread, mild earthy hop character and a hint of toffee. A moderate, smooth body greets the tongue with light carbonation and a hint of astringency. Straight up brown ale here. Smooth, slightly creamy, nice (non-roasted) malty flavors with a light touch of hops to balance at the end. Itís not exciting or stand-out-ish, but itís tasty, easy drinking, balanced and flavorful. Well made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (4024) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Sampled at the brewpub in Wrigleyville. Nice brown color with a decent head. Sweet and malty with definite roasty and sour notes. It's alright but I doubt I will order it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2001
Excellent as brown ales go, though Iím not sure how true it is to the style: thereís a good deal of hopping here (which was pleasant) and some nice roasted malt flavors, without being as sweet as other brown ales.

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