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Cigar City Minaret ESB
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RATINGS: 91   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1728) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Draft. Pour is amber with a small off-white head, some retention, no lace. Aroma of biscuit, grassy/floral hops. Taste is biscuit, caramel, some grassy hop bitterness, light toast. Palate is soft, slick, lightly bitter finish. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconch (290) - - MAY 26, 2012
Deep copper pour. Taste is bitter up front with s nice caramel, malty backbone. Good. Almost a fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Color is a deep Amber, lacey head. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel. Flavor has an unexpected sharpness to it which I didn’t like at first but now love. Like a blue cheese sharpness. It is slight metallic, and a bit like sourdough bread or buttermilk.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of subtle straw. Taste is bitter white pepper.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (1984) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours a dark caramel brown color with a one finger head into my ccb snifter. Caramel malts with a great balance of bitter hops on the nose and the taste is intensified. This is a well crafted easy drinking session able beer. I could drink this all day!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1391) - 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 (1436) - 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 (6216) - 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 (1646) - 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.


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