Maduro Brown Ale
Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
Brown Ale - English
Ranked #11
Ranked #14,656
3.93 | pDev: 10.43%
Wednesday at 12:35 AM
Feb 04, 2009
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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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by flhTK from Michigan

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.

Wednesday at 12:35 AM
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3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by rclangk from West Virginia

5/2022Te Wine Shop, 4000 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, WV.

May 28, 2022
4.03 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware on May 15, 2022
3 by prisdefer from New York on Apr 30, 2022
3.77 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia on Apr 19, 2022
3.91 by Whyteboar from Michigan on Apr 18, 2022
3.93 by DOCRW from Washington on Mar 30, 2022
4.05 by NodakEric from Minnesota on Mar 25, 2022
3.92 by HopBelT from Belgium on Mar 08, 2022
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4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by papposilenus from New Hampshire

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
3.83 by Wilcox39 from Illinois on Mar 01, 2022
3.98 by emwilke from Nevada on Feb 22, 2022
4 by Marvicsin from California on Feb 04, 2022
4.25 by hester7 from Texas on Feb 01, 2022
4.23 by Bergdm from California on Jan 30, 2022
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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CBlack85 from South Carolina

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
3.77 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Dec 23, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by lagrluvr

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
4.07 by Rhetion from Florida on Nov 21, 2021
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4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by tolar111 from New York

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
4.9 by BillDakelski from Oklahoma on Nov 15, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mikeinportc from New York

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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4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by champ103 from Texas

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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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

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
3.92 by Boone757 from Virginia on Nov 10, 2021
3.75 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin on Nov 09, 2021
3.25 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on Nov 06, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by misteil from Ireland

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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4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Dinglehacker from Wisconsin

Poured can into shaker pink. Deep dark brown. Chocolate malt head that gives way to a thin ring.

Nose is light & sweet.

Taste follows with malty sweetness, a bit of chocolate and just a hint of raisin. Hop spice balances the bitter roast notes at the end.

Sweet feel leads the low with low carb.

No surprises, just a a good, competent brown ale. This is the first Cigar City brown I've tried, so I'll def keep an eye out for the other high-rated ones.

Oct 05, 2021
3.91 by Ox8840bo from Illinois on Oct 02, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by JuanPn from Louisiana

Pretty good

Sep 09, 2021
3.5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Aug 29, 2021
4.65 by beerrat from Virginia on Aug 01, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Iamaskier from Idaho

L: Huge soapy head on this one. Body is walnut brown.
S: Very aromatic, very sweet. Caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, hints of spice, and nutty tones. Again, very sweet, but deliciously so.
T: Sweet in the mouth, no surprise. Malt is the focus here, as it should be. Big caramel presence, molasses, a hint of smoke? Milk chocolate, a wash of coffee, and a nice nutty finish. Wow.
F: Smooth and wet. There’s enough carbonation to give it texture.
O: A sweet treat. I think the sweetness is balanced by the slight coffee bitterness and nuttiness on the finish, though I can see how it might turn off some.
A really good brown, in my opinion.

Jul 27, 2021
5 by PaulMcartney33 from Florida on Jul 22, 2021
2.91 by k8kruk from New York on Jul 15, 2021
4 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 15, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is brown, head is off white/light tan and presents 1 finger thick then dissipates to nothing, no lacing.

Smell is chocolate malt, light roast, some bread, limited grassy hops.

Taste is similar with big chocolate forward flavor, lighter roast and toasty notes, some nuttiness, some toffee, light earthy and grassy hops finish it out.

Mouthfeel is low carbonation, moderate sweetness, low bitterness.

Overall a nice brown ale a little on the sweet and undercarbonated side but extra points for being a brown ale that is widely available in 2021.

Jun 30, 2021
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