Evander Batch 1
Cigar City Brewing

Evander Batch 1Evander Batch 1
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Style:
American Brown Ale
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
80
Avg:
3.45 | pDev: 11.88%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
78
From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
80
Good
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 78
Reviews by thagr81us:
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3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.96/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of steve8robin
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to RomaniIteDomum for sending me this brew in a trade. I am a huge fan of CCB. All beers I've tried are great. Let's see if they can deliver once again. 750ml bottle...

A: A deep dark reddish brown brew pours with a 1 inch khaki colored head that fades quickly. Very good.

S: I get spices right upfront. Smells of hints of cinnamon with allspice and maybe some nutmeg. A mild malt scent follows with a very slight cranberry. Decent.

T: It starts out with a sparkling water taste that is quickly taken over by some citrusy, spicy dark fruit which slowly mellows down to a mild sweet malt on the back. An almost rye taste follows the palate from beginning to end. Decent.

M: Medium body with a hard carbonation. A sweet malty finish. Good.

O: Overall, this is a good beer. Not one of the best CCB offerings, but still a solid brew. I love this brewery! It seems like all of there brews are drinkable and have some good flavors going on. Thanks for sharing Steve!

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Evander Batch 1 from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 78 ratings