Maduro Brown Ale
Cigar City Brewing

Maduro Brown AleMaduro Brown Ale
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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
English Brown Ale
Ranked #11
Ranked #14,353
3.93 | pDev: 10.43%
Nov 28, 2023
Feb 04, 2009
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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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a light shade of opaque, mahogany brown with a two finger, rocky head of khaki colored foam. Excellent head retention and lacing. A very pretty looking brown ale.

Brown sugar, oatmeal, frosted breakfast cereal. A touch of chocolate cake batter and raisins.

Light flavor of dry cocoa powder and sweet rolls upfront. Goes chocolaty briefly before transitioning into hearty flavors of raisin bran muffin with hints of candied plums in the background. Finish is dry with very gentle peppery notes of tobacco and light roast coffee.

Medium density with low carbonation. Very drinkable and sessionable. Thirst quenching, but not watery or thin. Rich in flavor but light enough in body so as to not be too taxing or overbearing on the palate, even after multiple servings.

An excellent English style brown ale. Great presentation of flavors and mouthfeel. In my opinion, brown ales should more often than not be sessionable, but rich in flavor. This strikes that perfect balance quite well, walking a fine line between flavor and drinkability. Enjoyable and thirst quenching, not much more you could ask for without going into porter or stout territory. This is not the type of beer to blow your hair back or knock your socks off with wild, unexpected and never before experienced flavors, but it's beauty lies in it's simplicity, elegance and sessionability. A reasonably priced and accessible beer you could throw back and drink without thinking too much about it while still experiencing great flavor. A working man's beer for sure.
Nov 28, 2023
Rated: 4 by AD17 from New Jersey

Nov 11, 2023
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Reviewed by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A very flavorful brown ale. Heavy coffee flavors with a very nice toffee and chocolate on the finish. A very nice sipping beer for a cool fall evening on the porch.
Oct 03, 2023
Rated: 4 by brutalist from Pennsylvania

Sep 17, 2023
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Reviewed by moodenba from New York

3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Madura Brown Ale from Cigar City. Growler purchased in September, 2023. Rare to find a brown ale these days and this is a good beer. Nice roasted malt accent with some extra liveliness in initial mouthful. A downside is a rough aftertaste (not bitterness) that lingers. I found that mixing the Maduro with an good lager transforms the aftertaste into a nice experience.
Sep 12, 2023
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Reviewed by mooseheadchris

4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A very drinkable brown ale. Wonderful aroma and flavor. No alcohol notes at all, which I love to see with dark beers. Just smooth and flavorful. Body is a little thin, my only complaint.

Easiest drinking brown ale I've come across.
Aug 11, 2023
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: pours a dark brown body with tan head with nice retention and lacing.
S: sweet, roasted cereal notes with hints of burnt toffee.
T: sweet, burnt toffee notes with hints of dry cereal.
M: full bodied and pretty smooth.
O: nice fee and taste combo; solid beer.
Jul 23, 2023
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Rated by KGT426 from Missouri

3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very nice brown ale. Have not tried it on draft yet.
Jun 26, 2023
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Rated by goldennectar from Ohio

4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Had it on draught
Beautiful to look at and very enjoyable to drink.

Great flavors and easy to drink.
Had 2.

Will definitely buy again.
Jun 25, 2023
Rated: 4 by mmilyko from Nevada

Jun 22, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by mjurney from Texas

May 22, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

May 21, 2023
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Reviewed by AustinBrn420 from Georgia

4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
What can I say? It's about 4× better than a Newcastle Brown Ale. But I haven't had one of those in a while.... nice slurpy head (no homo) and a nice "brown" taste and look.
Apr 29, 2023
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Reviewed by jgido759 from New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark brown with a thin, off-white/tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a faint chocolate with roasted grain. Taste follows aroma with a very smooth mouthfeel.

Overall, a really good brown ale. Really complemented the lamb I was having for Easter dinner. Would definitely drink this again.
Apr 10, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Rating this across the spectrum: can, draught, and for a real treat, on nitro.
Just a fabulous take on a classic style. Approachable and easy drinking!
Mar 23, 2023
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Reviewed by Beergeeknut from New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: This one pours a fairly dark brown with about an inch worth of head.

Aroma: Chocolate, faint vanilla and light char. A twinge of bourbon towards the back end. Along with caramel notes and roasted hops.

Taste: Chocolate malt up front dark roasted coffee. Roasted hops all through it. Good caramel notes with nice vanilla notes in the tail end.

Mouth feel: Nice and smooth on the pallet.

Overall: A very well rounded beer and very pleasant to drink. Prost.
Mar 19, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
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Rated by eatsluggs from Florida

4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Easy drinkable brown ale. Perfect with fried fish or just as a treat while making pizza dough.
Feb 18, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by cafequaid from North Carolina

Feb 17, 2023
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very dark brown with some ruby highlights and a modest tan head that recedes quickly to just a ring but does manage a bit of nice lacing.
The aroma is dark roasted grain, pumpernickel bread, notes of cocoa and coffee.
The taste is mildly sweet caramel malt, dark toasted bread, coffee and dark chocolate with a slight smokey flavor.
The body is medium, moderate carbonation, silky smooth, very drinkable.
Altogether. this is a very tasty and enjoyable brew, would really go well with a good cigar, does well on it's own.
Feb 06, 2023
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