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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
On tap. Pours amber with a beige head and malty aroma. Taste is well balanced and sweet, of malt, caramel, hops, and grains with a nice, smooth finish. Drinkable, good brew from CCB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
On tap in Orlando. Pours a hazy amber color. Nose is fruity. Taste is sweet and full of caramel. Finish is dry and short.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5937) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2012
Tap. Hazy amber pour with minimal head. Nose is spicy and caramel. Moderate palate. Taste is pine hop and some bread. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1574) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2012
Draft at Fermentation. Slightly cloudy amber pour with a small tan head. Nose is floral, piney bitterness and some Munich maltiness. Slight chewy caramel entry with a lot of bitter pine notes that follow and finish. Pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2012
I enjoy Minaret. It is a solid ESB. I find that it has some nice maltiness to it. It has hints of chocolate, carmel, toffee and wafer. There is a nice creaminess to it when delivered via Nitro. This opens it up quite a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2012
From notes. Pours an amber red in color with a one inch white head. The aroma is very well balanced. Kind of hard to describe, alittle sweet yet still hoppy. A little malty sweetness balanced by bitter hops. Very smooth mouth feel, medium light body with high carbonation. The finish is fairly bitter. Very nice beer, I’m pretty sure this was my first ESB, a nice style I will be exploring a little more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Brownish pour, light head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, wheat thins, light hops. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, biscuity. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Pours amber. Aroma is a bit sweet with bready hints. Taste is sweet toffee, biscuits, caramel malts and floral hops. Palate is medium and dead on for the style. A bitter that is easily sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2012
draft. caramel colored pour. malt dominate, toffee, caramel, light chocolate malts. light floral bitterness. pretty flavorful, solid ESB

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFanDan17 (974) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Very tasty ESB with modest bitterness. Nice and smooth. Good mouthfeel and pours golden brown.


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