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Cigar City Minaret ESB
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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap @ Cigar City Brewpub. Pour is hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor are both on the sweeter side - straw, caramel, grain, faint hops, light fruit. Finish is slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Nitro. Large off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, orange, some candied orange, light spicy, milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some spicy, orange, earthy/bread, light milk chocolate. Light-medium body, low carbonation, very easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Creamy white head floating atop a coppery pool of beer. Plenty of lacing. Fruity malt aroma. Sweet malty flavor with a very slight metallicness. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2013
The nitro makes this a lovely silky beer. Has a rich malt to it and enough of a backbone of hops to keep it going. A favorite ESB. Think this might only be available on draft. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BluePhish (93) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Impressive beer. Beautiful pour on nitro. Nose is subtle taste is nice malt with pleasant butter finish. Very drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
A: Deep Amber Hue, Passes Little Light, Thick Creamy White Head, Great Lacing S: Floral, Caramel, Mild Grainy Malts T: Grainy, Caramel, Floral M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying Overall, a nice semi mild bitter ale with minimal caramel to overpower...good but not great

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is weak malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a smooth malt liqourice cream palate. This is a super ESB. Really pretty damn good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (2677) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Sample at the 2013 GABF. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Spicy nose. Malty flavor with cigar ash. Smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (1982) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Nitro tap at fermentation lounge. Pours a clear copper with thick creamy head that leaves great lacing. Aroma of bready grain and caramel. Taste follows, nice balance and slightly bitter finish, creamy mouth from the nitro. Good stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1146) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
On nitro at the brewery. Pours dark copper with a creamy white head. Light malt and spice aroma, smooth with low carbonation. Malty mostly with ever so slight hops, lingering malt flavor and a clean finish. Not much going on here, and I am not really a fan. Very boring and not much flavor.


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