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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6067) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5619) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 12, 2013
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is weak malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a smooth malt liqourice cream palate. This is a super ESB. Really pretty damn good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5503) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Nitro @ Kickbacks. Amber pour with a creamy white head. Fairly neutral nose. Roasty bread, some caramel. Light woody hops. Somewhat pepper. Smooth creamy finish. Mellow bready sweetness. Soft and easy. Plays it straight.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5396) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5010) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4971) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2011
32oz bottle. Hazy orange-red. Thin, soapy head. Soapy, dry hop balance...toasty toasty amber malt. Pretty solid, a good bridge between UK ESB and US ESB. Doesn’t blow you away, somewhere between medium and full bodied. A really good session beer to enjoy when fighting with your girlfriend about nonsensicalities after the better part of a dozen beers at CCB. Really, sessionable enough to enjoy and not be phased, but flavorful enough to really savor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4647) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
On draft at the brewery. Similar to the Pilot series without the dry finish. Pours a light caramel brown with an off-white head. Nose is biscuity malt, earthy and slightly citrusy hops. Flavor is similar with biscuity malt everywhere and some earthy hops and a malt/ balanced finish. A nice ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4606) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Clear, tea colored. Big nitrogen head. Nice malty aroma with nuts, wood, caramel, peat. Chalky and happy - peaty up front. Nicely bitter and tannic, faint notes of chocolate, sweeter as it warms. Medium to slightly heavy. On tap, Proof Production Facility. LuckyDog’s 53rd.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4458) - Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2011 Fuck me this is amazing. Appley and crisp, amazing malt bill. This is the best esb ever

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4442) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Growler from brewery that pours a dark amber with little head with hints of caramel and citrus.


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