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Cigar City Minaret ESB
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Serve in English pint

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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Deep copper color, modest head. A little leafy and peppery in the aroma. Light to medium bodied, tobacco notes at the end. Light and easy drinking, seems very true to style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2240) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2011
On tap at the WOB. Burnt orange pour with an off-white head. Earth 7 wood aromas. The taste is mildly bitter with grassy hop flavors that are countered by cereal malts and nutty/woody notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1255) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Nose is sharp citrus and bready malts. Some other fruits that I can’t really pick out too well. Slight caramel malt as well. Pours a dark copper color with light yellow head. Taste is sharp, bitter hops. Grassy and lightly fruity - tangerine. Pretty good and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Dark amber color, caramel hops, slightly nutty and earthy. Very clean and a little spice too,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4oz pour @ Cigar City Sample 10of12. Pours hazy copper color with off white head. Bready malt and earthy aroma. Moderately sweet malty flavor, a little toasty with some caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Draft at CCB. Deep copper pour with a white head. Scent is lightly roasted malt and some fruit. Taste is roasty and sweet fruits with some lemon. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Really enjoyed this CCB, interesting (and delicious) combination of grassy hops and bready (almost chewy) malts. Nicely balanced, super tasty and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2560) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Growler from brewpub. very flavorful and spicey esb. pours a beautiful copper color. Grassy hops very reminiscient of the best of the brits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2656) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2011
On tap at Proof. Bready malts in the aroma. Tastes were rye, sweet malt and caramel. Lightly dry finish. Great CC texture as always. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2011
on tap-pours a tight light tan head and amber color. Aroma is bready-light/medium malt, some fruit. Taste is spice/fruit hops, bready/caramel-light/medium malt.


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