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Cigar City Minaret ESB
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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (8470) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7707) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (7602) - Plymouth, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7327) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6937) - 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 (6737) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6709) - 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 (6663) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6058) - 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...


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