Cigar City Minaret ESB
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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2677) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2937) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (892) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Pours a dark orange color with a medium-sized khaki head. Aromas and flavors of berries, caramel, grass and very slightly bitter citrus. Mouthfeel was about average for the style with a dry finish. A very good ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Mini-Cigar City Growler thanks to Dave. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a medium white head. A sweet grainy nose with some berries. The flavor is very dry and earthy, some light bitterness, lots of fruity grains. Very smooth and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Sample at the tap room. Clear copper color with a medium off-white head that diminishes to a film. Spotty lace on the glass. Caramel malt aroma with mild hops in the background. Medium body with flavors of toasted malt, nuts and caramel. Pinch of hops in the background. The finish is malty with a nutty aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3087) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Growler from the brewery. Pours clear amber color with off white head. Lightly fruity with toasted malts and slight hop bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Growler. Pours to a glowing coppery red amber body with a nice white head. The aroma is bitter noble hops, grassy and weeds, floral. The flavor is noble hops with bitter grassy floral hops. Light clean grain. Traditional but good ESB. Subtle minerals. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1246) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Draft at Pour House (Tampa). Pours a dark amber color with beige head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor has a good bit of maltiness as well followed by the expected hop bitterness in the finish. Good aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Thanks to Armin for bringing the growler! Poured crystalline reddish-orange with a sticky, well-retained whitish head. The aroma picked up soft redder fruits and caramel with earthy and floral accents.. soft, fairly supple, and pleasant. The flavor found similar stuff.. redder fruit, caramel, and honeysuckle at the core.. fresh earth and floral bitterness around (moderate at most).. finished dry and just a little bitter.. well-balanced. Light-medium bodied and quite dry on the palate.. OK mouthfeel.. I could drink a whole lot, but since there are like 20 new stouts here, I won’t.

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