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Cigar City Christmas Mint Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Brown ale straight from the North Pole by way of the elves who personally added the mint by use of their patented candy-cane kegs.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @tpd975s Thanks retorp-1QT growler-pours a tan head with trailing lace and copper color. Aroma is mint, chocolate, medium malt. Taste is mint, chocolate, medium malt, earthy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010

Name: Christmas Mint
Date: December 29, 2009
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear brown, wispy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate and mint aroma, caramel sweetness
Flavor: sweet chocolate and mint flavor, big pepperment character, light earthy bitterness
Overall: really well done
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *** /4

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9101) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Growler… Clear dirty-orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is a fantastic marriage of After Eight Thin Mints and Ginger Snaps. Medium-bodied with expired carbonation. The flavor is minty and chocolaty, but a bit thin. Plenty of bitterness as an afterthought. The lengthy finish is minty, moderately bitter, and then dry. Thanks to Degarth for providing the growler!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is nutty and bam mint herbal tea!! Wow. I get the normal maduro and then a fresh minty finish with a hint of cocoa. What a unique brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Growler from the brewery taproom. Brought to a tasting. Pours a clear ruby with a thick yellow head that has excellent retention and lacing. Aroma is candycane, something else that is very wrong...... Taste is watery, bland. Unimpressive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8234) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Growler shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of fresh mint, Christmas cookies, light chocolate, caramel malts and light coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6846) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours mahogany with edges of dark ruby and nice light tan head leaving some spotty lacing. The aroma has a mix of minty peppermint, a touch of nuttiness and roast achieving a modest non mint candy sort of smell. Interesting. The taste begins with a moderate amount of roast, nuttiness and chocolate. It then picks up a pleasing mint note from about midway and building somewhat into the finish. Wow, nice treatment with a refreshing and pleasing mint going on for minutes into the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
Entering old rates. Jan ’11 and Dec ’09. Bière légère pour la saison festive. Brune, avec col léger beige. Arôme rappelant un peu la Maduro avec une dose fraîche de menthe. Je ne suis pas spécialement un amateur de menthe dans tout ce qui est chocolat, mais je dois dire que ici, cette bière se boit facilement. Garde un côté Noël avec épices américaines et de pain d’épice. Le tout sur un malt grillé et caramel. Agréable surtout que on ne ressent pas ce fini frais menthol de pastille à la menthe.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2010
On tap at the Blind Tiger during their Cigar City event. Pours a just clear ruby brown. Coffee and caramel on the nose, oatmeal cookies. We got into some big conversations about this beer as most of us couldn’t find the mint on the nose (it did show up a little bit as the beer warmed, but I was really expecting over the top mint, mint chocolate ice cream or something to that effect), and it was quite reminiscent of the incredibly oatmeal raisin cookie treatment of the Maduro. Malty sweet oatmeal, cocoa and just the fainest hints of some minty menthol in here. Still tasty, but I was hoping for more candy cane.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6111) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
swingtop handbottle. pours a crystal clear dark brown with bright toffee edges. loose creamy gray head. big caramel, chocolate, and brown sugar nose. creamy medium body with lively carb. caramel, tons of chocolate, some molasses, and light bright mint on the mid palate. lingering chocolate finish.


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