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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (831) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6111) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8237) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3038) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3338) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1241) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7153) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Growler, thanks to J. Pours glowing red with white lacing head. Aroma has notes of lemon, some slight grass, biscuit, some sour grain notes. Taste is nice and balanced notes of grass, slight lemon, grassy hop bitter at the end with a sweet biscuity middle. Not bad, very drinkable!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6985) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Poured up on tap at Cigar City Brewing Tap room with deep clear copper body and off white head. The modest aroma offers up some sweet light skin like fruity esters, some roasted malts and wet hop spiciness. The taste enters pretty crisp and fresh with apricot and cherry like fruity esters mingling with fresh spicy hoppiness, a bit of lemon and then a modest level of roasted malts. The taste seems to dry out a tad into the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5587) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Tallahassee, fl - Proof Bar - on tap. dark orange pour, off-white head, good lacing, Pretty much of a neutral aroma. Flavor has some nuttiness, slight citrus, brief chocolate. Overall, nice flavor, just slightly bland with a nice underlying subtle bitterness. Excellent session material. Smooth, even mouthfeel.


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