Cigar City Minaret ESB
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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 24, 2015
On tap @ Cigar City. Dark amber colored beer with a thin khaki head. There is sort of a malty and musty aroma. A little bit of green apple, too. Some grass, citrus peel, and a fair bit of bread. Sort of just sweet and acidic with an odd woody bitterness. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (946) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Nitro draft at Barcade in Philadelphia. Pours clear amber with a creamy, 1-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of caramel with a bit of a roasted malt note. Some pine and tropical fruit mixed in as well. Medium body, lightly oily, with a dry finish. Tropical fruit flavor with an almond-like note beneath. Notes of biscuit and resin too, along with a touch of cream.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6324) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Sampled on nitro draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a very dark caramel color with a large creamy orange-beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tart, vaguely fruity and had hints of toffee and apple. The flavor was tart and bitter with toffee, golden fruits, citrus and a hint of pepper. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (771) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Aroma not memorable, but sweet. Low carbonation with a blend of sweet malts and bitter hops. Overall not a bad ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Aroma caramel, cereal, citrus, Appearance amber, clear, white foam, Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, Overall a nice light refreshing beer that I would suggest to a friend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2015
Nitro @ CCB. Brune-ambrée, col crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme au bouquet grillé, malté UK, touche un peu chocolatée, caramel avec un fini houblonné modéré, fleuri et fruité. Palais est léger malté, grillé, malt anglais avec une pointe de Marris, fruité léger noir et un complété par une amertume bien agréable et en balance au niveau d’une inspiration noble anglaise + qcq éléments herbacé. Fini est légèremetn poudreux.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2895) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
On tap at Rattle and Hum, NYC. Slightly sour peanut aroma with faint citrus and apricot esters. Hazy tawny bronze under an eternal, nitro, off-white blanket. Sourish, slightly woody apricot and brown sugar flavour with moderate bitterness and a dry finish. Medium light body, moderate to light carbonation, smooth but dry feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3882) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2015
On tap at the Pinglehead brewpub. This ESB is fine looking but otherwise unexceptional, Body is smooth but too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
didierlewallon (282) - ponferrada, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2015
Cerveza de color ámbar con una cabeza de color ámbar claro. Aroma frutal, malta caramelo y café tostado. Sabor amargo suave a lúpulo, seguido de malta caramelo con un final floral en el acabado, muy agradable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (2021) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Ancient rating from Hunahpu’s Day 2012, I recently found my tasting notes. Figured why waste good ticks…. citrusy and slightly funky. but overall crisp and good malt core for an esb. sessionable for sure.

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