Maduro Brown Ale
Cigar City Brewing

Maduro Brown AleMaduro Brown Ale
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From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
English Brown Ale
Ranked #11
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,585
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 10.43%
Reviews:
893
Ratings:
2,321
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 17, 2022
Added:
Feb 04, 2009
Wants:
  206
Gots:
  638
SCORE
88
Very Good
Maduro Brown AleMaduro Brown Ale
Notes: Formerly Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale

Maduro is a Northern English-style Brown Ale with some American affectations. Higher in alcohol than the common English Brown Ale, the beer features flaked oats in the malt bill which imparts a silky body and works to mesh its roasted, toasted and chocolate components together. The end result is a remarkably full-flavored yet approachable Brown Ale that pairs well with mild to medium cigars.

25 IBU
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Rated: 3.77 by mamaraza from Texas

Oct 17, 2022
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Reviewed by lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L - Dark chestnut brown with a two finger fizzy tan head that dissipated quickly to a thin film. Moderate lacing.

S - Light nose of brown bread and spice with some nuttiness.

T - Caramel, chocolate and some coffee. Little hop bitterness.

F - Medium body with light - medium carbonation.

O - I have not been a big fan of brown ales but this was very enjoyable.
Oct 08, 2022
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Reviewed by NorsemanOne from Utah

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz can
poured a deep chestnut brown with a thick head
aromatic head, slightly nutty
body was a good medium and not too effervescent
notes of caramel, toast and a hint of light roast coffee

Great brown ale
Oct 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.64 by CitizenGrain from Georgia

Oct 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Sep 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by Rainintheface from Florida

Sep 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Hooded from Texas

3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Notes from 5/24/2020.
Poured from a 12oz can into a Rastal nucleated Teku glass.
The body is dark brown with 2 fingers of tan head. Retention is below average leaving a thin island of foam.
The intensity of aroma is slightly below medium. There are notes of caramel, taffy, milk chocolate, and coffee.
The intensity of taste is medium. The flavor has a lot of coffee, caramel, taffy, chocolate, and a very light amount of bitterness. I would prefer it if there was a bit less coffee in the taste.
The feel is almost thick. it's slightly creamy, has low carbonation, and a medium level of astringency.
Overall, it's out of balance from too much coffee. Plus, coffee flavored beer is overused.
Aug 11, 2022
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Rated by melikeymybeer from Oklahoma

3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I enjoy brown ales and this one did not disappoint. The chocolate flavor is prominent. I'll buy it again. This was my first beer from Cigar City.
Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Found this one as a single can and the only one in the store's cooler.

Poured out into a clear glass beer mug with a dark brown with a tan head.
The smell was of some kind of roasted grains.
The taste was that of something smoky and roasted. Possibly some chocolate and coffee.
Overall, it's a pretty good beer that reminds me of some brown beers that I had when I was in the UK many years ago. I would definitely drink this one again.
Jul 13, 2022
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Rated by elphenor from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
smooth but complex, very chocolate but not too sweet

glad to have a good brown ale
Jul 06, 2022
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Reviewed by flhTK from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Probably the best Florida beer I've sampled yet. It always gets kept in the fridge over the winter. Not as good as my Michigan favorites but a real drinkable beer.
Jun 22, 2022
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
5/2022Te Wine Shop, 4000 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, WV.
May 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

May 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Apr 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Apr 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by Whyteboar from Michigan

Apr 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by DOCRW from Washington

Mar 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Mar 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by HopBelT from Belgium

Mar 08, 2022
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Reviewed by papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 12oz can, dated 01/17/22. Served in a nonic.

Pours acorn-brown with garnet highlights and a scant half-finger of fizzy suds, gone too quickly to really get much of a look at.

Nose is bready and sweet. Aroma of brown bread and golden syrup.

Taste is bready with charred, roasty bitterness, nutty and much less sweet than the aroma suggests. Tasting crusty brown bread, toast, chocolate chip cookie, roasted malt, leather and tobacco. Caramel and an ashy, charcoal bitterness to finish.

Feel is clean, smooth and round, medium bodied with ample prickly carbonation.

Overall, an unassuming and sneakily complex beverage. Tasty, hugely quaffable.
Mar 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by Wilcox39 from Illinois

Mar 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by emwilke from Nevada

Feb 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Marvicsin from California

Feb 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by hester7 from Texas

Feb 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by Bergdm from California

Jan 30, 2022
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Reviewed by CBlack85 from South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. can into a New Belgium Globe Glass

The beer pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and has about two fingers worth of off white head that quickly recedes leaving behind a small amount of lacing.

Mildly chocolatey, with hints of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, and just a faint nuttiness.

The flavor is very close to the nose; chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and a nice bready/biscuity character. There is just the faintest hint of hops on the finish. The beer is medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

Overall, this is a terrific Brown Ale that would stand up to any other example of the style.
Jan 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Dec 23, 2021
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. dated can pours a beautiful deep clear brown, and excellent foamy light khaki head that has staying power.
This emits a great complex array of aromas that are reminiscent of a cigar or tobacco box that has some chocolate in it also. It's much different than any other brown ale aromas I've enjoyed.
The taste is a roasted malt, chocolatey woody, bitter goodness. Clean finish and overall very enjoyable.
Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.07 by Rhetion from Florida

Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by tolar111 from New York

4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The look of this brown ale is dark brown with slight translucence when held up to the light. The head that forms on the pour is small and not as long lasting as others in the same category. It settles to a ring around the top of the glass. The lacing that remains after each sip is slight. The smell is all malt and it has a nice roastyness to it, There are notes of coffee and a little chocolate. The taste is strong with roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. The after taste that lingers is the pleasant bitterness of the roast with a little ash. The feel is full bodied, more like a stout and the carbonation while perhaps a bit prickly helps to distribute the flavor and silky/oily mouthfeel. Overall I really like this beer. It is full bodied and full of rich flavor without stepping to far outside of the style. would definitely revisit.
Nov 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.9 by BillDakelski from Oklahoma

Nov 15, 2021
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 8/29/21 . Let warm about five minutes before opening. (had to feed the critters first. ;) )
Had this from time to time, but somehow missed reviewing it. In the middle of tortilla chips & salsa (had I realized, I would have waited on that. ;) ) , but will give it a shot.

Dark chestnut brown with a little over one finger of tan head, that leaves a thin ring, slight surface sheeting, abnd a few spots of lacing.

Smell is toasted bread crust, slight nutty aroma (walnut+hazelnut?), a hint of dried fruit, and a bit of light earthy/woody char.

Taste is brown bread crust, some of that earthy/woody element present in the aroma, a hint of raisin and fig, a vague nuttiness, finishing with a touch of cola+coffee (dark roast) and noble hop spiciness.

Feels light-medium, initially barely smooth/creamy, followed by moderate very,very fine carbonation bite.

Overall, a pleasure, that I am always glad to revisit.
Nov 14, 2021
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Reviewed by champ103 from Texas

4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a dark brown color with some ruby red around the edges. A two finger khaki head forms with excellent retention and rings of lace left behind.
S: All malt in the nose, as I would expect. Toasted, sweet baked biscuit, grains. The graininess lingers on a bit, and becomes more cereal like that I would expect but really enjoyable overall.
T: The malt character goes from Toasted, sweet English biscuit, grains, to molasses and light chocolate. Which is a far ranging nuanced malt bill for a relatively low ABV style like this. Which is all the more reason I'm impressed. Light earthy and grassy bitterness lingers. Very nice.
M/O: A medium body. Effervescent carbonation at first, but becomes ultra smooth as this breaths. A really nice Brown Ale to come back to.

Oh yeah, this is a classic. I should get this more often, but for whatever reason I haven't lately. Well, that will be remedied. Always solid, always easy to find, and now will always be highly recommended by me.
Nov 14, 2021
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear brown, nice khaki head and some spotty lacing. Snot locker gets some cocoa, caramel and some coffee, taste buds get that too. Its seems a tad thin, lingering carbonation. A pretty good beer!
Nov 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.92 by Boone757 from Virginia

Nov 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin

Nov 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania

Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
a pretty nice brown ale alright, nice robust flavour, smokey, chocolatey, black bread, caramel, nutty, oaky, hint of vanilla, burnt toast, medium bitterness, smokey malty flavours linger, light to medium bodied, light to medium carbonation, very drinkable, very wintery, would gladly have a few more of these in the coming months
Oct 05, 2021
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