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Cigar City Minaret ESB
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Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (685) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Tap. On nitro. Dark amber, full head. Nondescript nose. Nice caramel malt presence, but lacking the necessary biterness for the style. Does get more bitter as it sits

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LuckyDog (614) - - AUG 15, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 Most cigar city beers are really great. This one is only good. When I hear esb I think of the smooth, classic, British style. Think Boddingtons or similar. This tastes more like an American IPA. Rerate: This time I had out on nitro. Much better. This is a very good esb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4660) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Clear, tea colored. Big nitrogen head. Nice malty aroma with nuts, wood, caramel, peat. Chalky and happy - peaty up front. Nicely bitter and tannic, faint notes of chocolate, sweeter as it warms. Medium to slightly heavy. On tap, Proof Production Facility. LuckyDog’s 53rd.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (1058) - Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2014
Rating from notes, drank 8 Oct 2011 -- On tap at Kickback’s Gastropub in Jacksonville, FL. This beer received a gold at GABF, and I believe it. Great example of an ESB.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1721) - 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 (12126) - 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 (2607) - 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 (115) - 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 (2571) - 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


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