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Old 06-09-2010, 02:07 PM   #1
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I was drinking my first batch I ever brewed yesterday and it was an esb. My bro asked me if I wanted to smoke a cigar and I agreed.

Most cigar smokers don't like drinking beer with the cigar but I do. I actually really enjoyed the way my english pale ale complimented my medium boddied cigar. Anyone know any other good cigar/beer comparisons?


 
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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I was drinking my first batch I ever brewed yesterday and it was an esb. My bro asked me if I wanted to smoke a cigar and I agreed.

Most cigar smokers don't like drinking beer with the cigar but I do. I actually really enjoyed the way my english pale ale complimented my medium boddied cigar. Anyone know any other good cigar/beer comparisons?
I love beer and cigars!

Check out some of the cigar forums on the web. I personally am a member to Puff, a lot of good guys there and some good threads. Do a quick search and you should find some great ideas. I find a lot of finding what pairs well is trial and error, but you may be pointed in a good direction. check it out.

 
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:36 PM   #3
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Barleywine or RIS for a fuller cigar, vanilla porter or oatmeal stout for a light/mild smoke.

 
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:41 PM   #4
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I love a montecristo and a good malty bock. Gotta be almost flat though, I don't like the carbonation when I smoke. I haven't found many hoppy beers I like with cigars.

 
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:45 PM   #5
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I like a darker beer with losts of nutty/chocolate/caramel falvors with my medium to full bodied maduro smokes.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:45 PM   #6
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An american barleywine with a medium-bodied cigar was pretty tasty. The other week my Ordinary Bitter paired very well with a Rocky Patel 1999 Connecticut.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:10 PM   #7
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I was thinking a Les Jimes by la aurora with a nice brown ale... yum. Or even a nice light cigar with a heffe...

 
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:13 PM   #8
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IPA with a macanudo cigar.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:28 PM   #9
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I haven't tried this combo, but I imagine it would be good. Rocky Patel 1961 with a Belgian Witbier. Lightness and phenolics of the beer would probably help balance the robust spicy nature of the cigar. Mmmmm.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:35 PM   #10
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I haven't tried this combo, but I imagine it would be good. Rocky Patel 1961 with a Belgian Witbier. Lightness and phenolics of the beer would probably help balance the robust spicy nature of the cigar. Mmmmm.
Rockey patel 1961 now thats a good cigar and I'm bottling a hefe tonight so maybe by next week I'll let you know how it tastes...

 
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