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Cigar City Minaret ESB
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Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pours amber in color with notes of caramel and slight hints of red delicious apple in the aroma. Flavor has a moderate earthy and herbal hop bitterness followed by moderate caramel notes that are subdued by floral hop bitterness in the finish. A damn good and authentic ESB.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1964) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Nitro pour at Poes Jacksonville. Pours dark Amber with dense head. Light aroma of malts - hidden due to the dense nitro head. Light orange, lemon, some dark fruit, sponge cake, metal, a bit of coke... Pretty dull all in all. Drinkable enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13269) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Tap with nitro at RNH, Nyc. Clear copper color, creamy brownish head. Aroma has toffee and even some coffee toasted notes. Light to medium-bodied. Creamy palate of course. Light toffee, even a bit unclean feeling, maybe from tap? Grassy light hops and some fruityness. Dissapointing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4716) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Good malt backbone. Pours golden amber with great head and lacing on nitro. Creamy texture as a result. Tap at Rattle and Hum.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9869) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Draft. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of light fruit, caramel and bread malt. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Nitro @ Kickbacks. Amber pour with a creamy white head. Fairly neutral nose. Roasty bread, some caramel. Light woody hops. Somewhat pepper. Smooth creamy finish. Mellow bready sweetness. Soft and easy. Plays it straight.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2259) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Draft at Clinton hall NYC. Deep brown color. Fluffy head had it on nitro. Very smooth easy drinking beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2126) - USA - FEB 14, 2015
Nice looking pour, creamy head. Fresh grain, yeast, caramel, some iron. Draft at Barcade Brooklyn. A good English bitter, with a dash of sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Tasted on 5/26/12 from a growler, thanks to Nick. Pours clear amber with a thin white head that leaves thin lace. The nose is nice bread malt balanced by some spicy hops. The flavor is a bit more assertive with a bit of sourdough bread and more hops spice and bitterness. The body is light with average carbonation and a long sourdough bread and bitter hops finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3498) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Tap on nitro. Deep amber with one finger head. Caramel and toffee. Light nuttiness. Light hops. Very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3339) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours amber / ruby with a medium tan head...nice lacing and bright color. Aroma has some earthy/tangy hops and a mild fruitiness. Flavor really opens up with layers of tobacco, burnt toffee, and chocolate...good balance with earthy/woody bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry earthy/bitter finish. Really nice.


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