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Evander - Cigar City Brewing

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lare453 on 02-02-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing too exciting in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 03:57:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

02-17-2013 02:52:20 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -12%

04-14-2013 19:19:35 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-17-2013 03:07:20 | More by acurtis
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10%

08-02-2013 22:43:53 | More by Knapp85
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-15-2013 04:00:37 | More by GRG1313
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oline73

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

03-04-2013 02:46:39 | More by oline73
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beernads

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

08-01-2013 09:02:44 | More by beernads
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12%

12-13-2013 06:43:59 | More by XmnwildX12
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-03-2013 22:11:07 | More by BARFLYB
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-27-2013 01:06:57 | More by Gonzoillini
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

04-14-2013 13:00:37 | More by sendbeer
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

05-14-2013 04:11:52 | More by Rhettroactive
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to 67couple for sharing this one at a recent Random Sunday Tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a deep red brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, gingerbeard, licorice, nutty, earth, oatmeal, cinnamon, and burnt plastic. The flavor was of sweet malt, gingerbread, spice, earth, dark chocolate, oatmeal, and toasted malt. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. If I am honest, I was kind of surprised when I picked up on the burnt plastic in the aroma on this one. At first it wasn't that noticeable, but then I swirled the glass and it drop kicked me in the face. Not sure where it came from but I am QUITE glad that it did not show up in the flavor at all. The flavor was a little more typical of the style but some nice spice and gingerbread notes that helped to keep it interesting. Worth your time trying this one if you get the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 17:04:47 | More by thagr81us
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass. Bottled 1/22/2013.

Appearance - Deep brown with red flecks. Decent khaki head. Wisps on the surface and a thick collar.

Smell - Dominated by spice. Cinnamon most predominant. Something a little more herbal to it as well though. I'm terrible at identifying these spices. Something like vanilla behind it.

Taste - A little more malt forward than the smell implies. Very spicy, but blended. Cinnamon and that herbal spice still dominates. Malty in the middle and heavily bitter from spices in the back.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Even slightly heavier than medium. Well balanced malt and bitterness.

Overall - It's nice. Heavily spiced, as their specialty brown tend to be. Oatmeal Raisin is the apex of the series, but this holds its own. I wish they told you which spices they used.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 01:38:05 | More by Alieniloquium
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

04-18-2013 15:43:45 | More by ShanePB
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Lare453

Florida

3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Large bottle into a dfh glass

A dark cola brown, tiny khaki head, head dissipates fast leaving a thin small ring and small islands of bubbles on top, no lacing...

S nutty, spicy, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove

T I wasn't expecting much, but pretty damn good. Big clove up front, the middle is a little nutty with more cinnamon and clove. The end has more clove and the brown nuttiness comes through. The after taste is pumpkin pie spice without the pumpkin...

M moderate carbonation, average to a tiny bit thick.

O maybe a little late in the season for a spiced ale. Seems kinds Christmassy... But good one the less. Not really suitable for aging I'd assume so I guess I'll drink it now. A good beer, solid, reminds me of anchor Christmas beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 01:01:36 | More by Lare453
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-23-2013 14:38:40 | More by KevinGordon
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-15-2013 23:58:47 | More by BGsWo22
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

08-07-2013 15:55:29 | More by BMart
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

08-19-2013 13:44:46 | More by ncaudle
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-19-2013 21:10:27 | More by stereosforgeeks
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10%

08-02-2013 22:48:28 | More by millerbuffoon
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10%

03-03-2013 03:39:21 | More by oglmcdgl
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Dark brown in color, but nearly clear when held to light. Forms a thin tan head, but quickly fades to foam; low visible carbonation.

S: Sweet brown malt, potpourri spices (ginger, nutmeg, allspice?), along with the tinny smell I get from a lot of browns (I don't know what this is, but I don't think it's "off"). This smells like a Christmas beer.

T: Sweet, roasty malt, with the seemingly standard Christmas spices. It isn't offensively heavily spiced, but there isn't a whole lot else going on here.

M: Body is on the thin side, low alcohol presence, and moderate carbonation.

O: This is fine, I think a reasonably good spiced brown ale. It's just not a style that I particularly enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 13:19:55 | More by macrosmatic
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Evander from Cigar City Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.