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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

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jstraw (1967) - 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.

3.2
kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark chestnut brown color with a light tan head. The aroma is cinnamon, pumpkin, chocolate, and roast. Medium mouthfeel. The taste starts with slightly sweet with notes of dark fruit, cinnamon, and maybe some pepper. It’s ok. Ends with a lingering vegetable type flavor. Not the biggest fan but decent. I’m not a huge spice beer fan so take my review with a grain of salt.

3.3
jtclockwork (17410) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with tan head. Nose and taste of all spice, hot cinnamon, cardamom, malt, nutmeg, roast pumpkin, squash, mint leaves and mixed spices. A bit too spice forward. Medium body.

3.3
BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle via Hopscotch and served in my Duvel snifter: Pours a medium brown with some reddish highlights topped by a fading off-white head and spotty lace. Heavy spices on the nose of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger... sort of like a "pumpkin ale". Moderate roasted, tobacco and bready brown malts as well with a hint of piney hops. The taste is more of the same, heavy spices over a semi-sweet brown malt base with just a hint of herbal and piney hop bitterness. The mouth feel is smooth and ashy. The 1st glass was nice but really this is beer to be shared since the spice notes become too much after awhile. Good thing is it is lower in alcohol so more of a session drinker if not for the spices.

3.4
DialSquare (5142) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
On tap at hunahpu day ’13. Limited notes: cinnamon sweet, brown sugar, spices, caramel, dark fruit. little too sweet for me. 6.8

3.5
pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle from CCB. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. Aroma is of caramel, cinnamon, odd spice notes and some sweet vanilla. Taste is cocoa, cinnamon, allspice, tobacco, vanilla, light earthy soil, lots going on.

2.8
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pint pour of dark brown with a khaki head. Nose is all spice and nuttiness... Loads of it. Some chocolate...flavor is all spices and some chocolate. Literally too much spice for me... by a long shot. This one isn’t my favorite... Should almost be considered for herb/spice/vegetable...

3.6
50belair (3684) - 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.

3.1
AirForceHops (7900) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2013
750 ml bottle from Total Wine, Naples FL. Deep brown color with some light brown around the edges. Nose is lots of spice. Cinnamon, ginger, all spice and roasted nuts. Taste isn’t going to surprise you. Much like the nose with some raisin and chocolate malt. It reminds me of a Christmas spice cookie. The finish is spicy and sweet. Body is on the light side, with moderate carbonation. Its ok. Nothing to get excited about.

3.1
jredmond (8770) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Christine at Franks February 2013 tasting. Pours a deep murky brown body with thin oily lacing. Aroma is chock full of spices - reminds me immediately of a holiday / Christmas time brew - lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, pie, bread and light fruit. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of cinnamon pie, crust, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, raisin bread and light fruit. A lot going all, but personally not my preference.


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