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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.


afterglow's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2009
This beer sounded horrible when I heard about it but man was I wrong. The beer pours just like regular Maduro but the aroma is insaine on this one. This beer smells and tastes like Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies. Aboslutely wonderfull.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Picked up on growler Tuesday at the brewery! Big brown pour with a huge thick off white head. Wonderful peppermint aroma with notes of chocolate. Nice brown ale malt body with chocolate and lots of peppermint in the taste. A truly perfect Christmas beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Chocolate and mint on the nose, light dry roast. Pours brown with no head. Really nice chocolate and mint flavors with a little roast. FInishes a little thin but leaves something to be desired.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3524) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Ryan shared this a while back, poured a dark brown color, aromas of the traditional oatmeal rasin cookie but with mint add to it. Flavor is the same, exactly like an Annie’s mint real nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1572) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Growler from the brewery. Pours amber with a off white head. Nose is roasty, caramel, oats and mint. Mint more evident in the flavor profile. Very nice, clean and refreshing. Glad I got to taste this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Dark brown color. Aroma is sweet, some chocolate and light mint. Flavor has a bit more almost cooling mint but more as it warms. Up front just malty sweetness and chocolate and some nuttyness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Growler pour. Thanks to jwattsrugger. A dark brown pour with light head. Nice Monty notes. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
tap at Blind Tiger as candycane lane - bit too sweet, some light chocolate, oatmeal raisin. mint only comes out after it warms up. doesn’t taste all that different than the maduro though. still tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeTheYounger (1136) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Growler from dodbeerigos. Pours dark brown tiny head. Aroma is girl scout thin mint cookies. Taste is fresh mint upfront then finishes with a nice roastiness and some herbal notes. Very good for a mint beer. Very different. Glad I got to try it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7899) - , 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.


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