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Cigar City Minaret ESB
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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1255) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Tap at CCB. Pour gold/amber with white head. Smell malt and hops. Taste some a great amount of malt, spices and herbs. Light caramel taste on the end. This is a great tasting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4872) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Lightly hazed almost amber pour with off white head and lace. Caramel malt and earthy hops. Sweet caramel with a nice earthy hop bitter and a hinto citrus. Medium bodied but a tad fizzy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastmaster (227) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2013
On regular tap. Gainesville Florida. Floral aroma, grassy malt. Color Amber pour. Light head.decent beer, but my last favorite of ccb

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
4thAgeChris (66) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2013
On nitro, nutty malty taste, malty aroma. Nice palate. Thick and nutty. I loved it

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
On nitro, at Pingleheads. Dark coloured, tasty stuff. The hops survived fine on nitro. A little creamy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Really enjoyed this. Slight fruit notes. Some caramel hint of vanilla. Bitterness not overbearing. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (922) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Pours medium body solid head. I had on nitro. Golden color. Slight aroma. Average taste. Palate of bitter hops at end. Not my favorite Cigar City.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
copper color, aroma of caramel, earthy grain, toast, grass hops, flavors are the same, nice creamy texture from being on nitro, good for the style

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the brewey. Pours a clear deep amber with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a decent amount of musty grains with a hint of light earthy grass. Flavor starts a light grassy note and finishes with earthy grains and a note of bread.


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