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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6208) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2012
Tap. Hazy amber pour with minimal head. Nose is spicy and caramel. Moderate palate. Taste is pine hop and some bread. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (6175) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Draft. Pours orange with an off white head. Floral hoppy aroma with toasty and light toffee malts. The flavor has earthy and flowery hops, toffee, and toasted bread. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6027) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2011
First to rate! 5/20/11. On tap. Slightly hazed amber pour with a small tan head. Light aroma of caramel, chocolate, and nuts. Bigger nutty flavor with earthy hops and lingering subtle chocolate. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6010) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2012
draft. caramel colored pour. malt dominate, toffee, caramel, light chocolate malts. light floral bitterness. pretty flavorful, solid ESB

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5540) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2012
There’s a palace a fallin’, there’s a smoke in the sky. There’s a boy running downhill to the lowlands tonight; and he’s catching the train to where he’s heard you have been. He’s a fool now among us, a dreamer within...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Lightly hazed almost amber pour with off white head and lace. Caramel malt and earthy hops. Sweet caramel with a nice earthy hop bitter and a hinto citrus. Medium bodied but a tad fizzy.


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