Maduro Brown Ale

English Brown Ale Cigar City Brewing


Maduro Brown Ale, an English-style Brown Ale by Cigar City Brewing

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Maduro Brown Ale is an English-style Brown Ale brewed by Cigar City Brewing, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a nonic pint glass from a can.


The ale pours a dark brown and is topped by a thick cap of dense tan-colored foam that shows modest retention. An aggressive pour yields the best results. A thin film of residue coats the sides of the glass.


The aroma has a scent of chocolate, toffee, nut, and a hint of floral hops.


Brown bread and toffee mix with nut and sweet notes of chocolate and brown sugar. Its finish is mildly bitter with a suggestion of floral hops and coffee.


Flaked oats give its body a silky smooth feel. Its body is medium with less-than-moderate carbonation and has a slightly dry finish.


The feel is sublime. Its aroma is enticing and the palate has just enough complexity to make the session compelling and interesting. The Maduro Brown Ale is a thoroughly enjoyable brown.

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About the English Brown Ale

The English Brown Ale has been around for some time and even the modern bottled product has been around since the 20th century. Its color ranges from burgundy to brown. It should have a body that’s around medium or a little below and carbonation at moderate or a shade above. It has a light malt sweetness with flavors of nut, toast, biscuit, toffee or chocolate. Floral or earthy hops flavors are low to none and moderate fruity esters may be present. It has sessionable to moderate alcohol strength. The English Brown Ale has more malty flavor than the Bitter, is stronger than the Mild, and has less roast character than the Porter.