Cigar City / Swamp Head / Green Room Matamata | Swamp Head Brewery

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Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kylehay2004 on 04-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 10
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4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger white head on a deep golden body.

S: Grassy, floral and toasted malt. a little wet sick hop aroma as well.

T: Similar to the aroma with a stronger yeast character than I was expecting. A nice malt profile is well represented.

M: fuller bodied than expected with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is a collaboration beer which I had at the Hogtowne Beer Festival. Managed multiple pours from both the Cigar City and Swamp head tents. I had a little trouble putting my finger on some of the aromas and flavors and had my fellow beer drinkers help me out with this one. Overall a drinkable and nice beer. I love seeing collaborations like this one.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at the CCB tasting room. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear brown in color, with a nice white head. There is a bit of visible carbonation.

S: Bitter malt aroma, with a trace of hops.

T: Nice bitter flavor but balanced, bitter citrus bite, then a muted hoppy finish.

M: Nice weight, not too heavy. Alcohol presence almost non-existent.

O: I've had this a couple times now, and it's definitely a good to very good bitter.

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Photo of shand
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Cigar City taproom.

This beer pours a hazy golden color. Bright citrus and bready malts on the nose. It's very toasty and grainy, with a strong bright citrus presence. There's also a decent amount of complexity from the yeast here as well. Excellent aftertaste. Light and carbonated, very drinkable. An easy quaffer.

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Cigar City / Swamp Head / Green Room Matamata from Swamp Head Brewery
3.99 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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