Cigar City Minaret ESB
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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7969) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2051) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
October 19, 2012 tap (cask) from the brewery. Copper pour with huge head. Malty and caramel aroma and taste was same with slight bitterness and a spicy finish. Smooth and creamy, which I like, due to the cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1263) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jnkor (326) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Aroma is slightly sweet with almost a syrup edge, and slightly malty. Color is a brown/orange with a small off white head. Taste is not exactly sweet, but more malty with a toasted edge. Palate finishes a bit sticky, like too much of a sugary edge.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2667) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Strong bitter nose with a slice of pine. Deep amber-gold color, no head. Goes high and low with bitterness and malt. Final is a bit sweet. Very smooth, just a bit sticky at the end. This one works fairly well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clarkdvm (258) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Great appearance. Smooth taste. Maybe having it straight from the source at the brewery makes it better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1847) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconch (316) - - MAY 26, 2012
Deep copper pour. Taste is bitter up front with s nice caramel, malty backbone. Good. Almost a fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1786) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (15622) - 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.

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