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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
32oz Growler. Amazing aroma of Thin Mint Cookies. Brown color, tan head. Nice roast. Cool mint. Chocolate cookie. I don’t want the fresh mint taste out of my mouth!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9437) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
A beer that will bring a tear to any thin mint fan. I really couldn’t belive how great the flavor profile was.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Served at NoHo Bistro Cigar City beer dinner. A: Pours a nice nutty shade of brown with a cream colored head. Okay retention with some lace. S: Nice notes of chocolate malt, coffee, and subtle mint. T: Wonderful flavors of regular maduro up front. Chocolate, coffee with a nice roast. The mint comes through in the finish. It is a nice spearmint flavor. Tasty kind of reminds me of the girl scout mint patties. M: Medium in body, pretty slick mouthfeel. D: Very good, one I could sit back and sip on for hours. Love the use of the mint tea.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JW77 (22) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Lovely beer. Makes me want to go out and buy a box of milano’s. Pours a wonderful brown color. Smells of mint and more mint, yum. The flavor of the maduro mixed with all that mint and hints of chocolate is friggin great. If it had a bit more coco in it this beer would be straight ridiculous.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6251) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Sample from the NoHo Bistro (Tampa, FL) CCB Beer Dinner. Pours a hazy brown with reddish highlights and a thin tan head. Some glass lacing. Aroma is malty with notes of chocolate, caramel, spice, light notes of spice and mint. Flavor is also malty with notes of chocolate, light toffee, earthy goodness, light spice and floral esters toward finish. Almost some peppermint-like flavors in this one. Medium body with a pleasing malty finish. Definitely a nice way to start this beer dinner.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a light amber color with brown head. Aroma is mint, chocolate, cinnamon, ginger bread, and brown sugar. Flavor is cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger bread, mint, and a sweet nutty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Handbottle at our last tasting thanks to illidurit. Dark brown with a small head. Big mint-chocolate candy sweet aroma. The flavor is medium-sweet and has a big mint-chocolate finish. Medium bodied with lower carbonation, which was to be expected. Very minty stuff, but the combination with the cocoa is killer and not overwhelming despite its intensity. This bottle showed a touch of oxidation, which you can’t really blame it for though. Looking past that, a pretty killer minty brown ale that I would love fresh on tap.


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