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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.


Fritz123's rating

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1303) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Pours medium body solid head. I had on nitro. Golden color. Slight aroma. Average taste. Palate of bitter hops at end. Not my favorite Cigar City.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (156) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Aroma caramel, cereal, citrus, Appearance amber, clear, white foam, Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, Overall a nice light refreshing beer that I would suggest to a friend

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2015
Nitro @ CCB. Brune-ambrée, col crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme au bouquet grillé, malté UK, touche un peu chocolatée, caramel avec un fini houblonné modéré, fleuri et fruité. Palais est léger malté, grillé, malt anglais avec une pointe de Marris, fruité léger noir et un complété par une amertume bien agréable et en balance au niveau d’une inspiration noble anglaise + qcq éléments herbacé. Fini est légèremetn poudreux.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2705) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
On tap at Rattle and Hum, NYC. Slightly sour peanut aroma with faint citrus and apricot esters. Hazy tawny bronze under an eternal, nitro, off-white blanket. Sourish, slightly woody apricot and brown sugar flavour with moderate bitterness and a dry finish. Medium light body, moderate to light carbonation, smooth but dry feel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2988) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2015
On tap at the Pinglehead brewpub. This ESB is fine looking but otherwise unexceptional, Body is smooth but too thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
didierlewallon (229) - ponferrada, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2015
Cerveza de color ámbar con una cabeza de color ámbar claro. Aroma frutal, malta caramelo y café tostado. Sabor amargo suave a lúpulo, seguido de malta caramelo con un final floral en el acabado, muy agradable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Ancient rating from Hunahpu’s Day 2012, I recently found my tasting notes. Figured why waste good ticks…. citrusy and slightly funky. but overall crisp and good malt core for an esb. sessionable for sure.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2245) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Nitro pour at Poes Jacksonville. Pours dark Amber with dense head. Light aroma of malts - hidden due to the dense nitro head. Light orange, lemon, some dark fruit, sponge cake, metal, a bit of coke... Pretty dull all in all. Drinkable enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14173) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Tap with nitro at RNH, Nyc. Clear copper color, creamy brownish head. Aroma has toffee and even some coffee toasted notes. Light to medium-bodied. Creamy palate of course. Light toffee, even a bit unclean feeling, maybe from tap? Grassy light hops and some fruityness. Dissapointing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5256) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Good malt backbone. Pours golden amber with great head and lacing on nitro. Creamy texture as a result. Tap at Rattle and Hum.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10809) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Draft. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of light fruit, caramel and bread malt. Medium body.


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