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Cigar City Minaret ESB
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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7613) - 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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, 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...

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7323) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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
swoopjones (7021) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6724) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Nitro tap. Pours clear amber with a standard creamy beige nitro head, nice lacing. Aroma is light caramel, grass, biscuit. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, caramel, a touch nutty upfront, with floral notes behind. A bit of orange on the finish. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Solid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Sampled on nitro draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a very dark caramel color with a large creamy orange-beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tart, vaguely fruity and had hints of toffee and apple. The flavor was tart and bitter with toffee, golden fruits, citrus and a hint of pepper. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6188) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Sample at the 2013 GABF. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Spicy nose. Malty flavor with cigar ash. Smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5785) - 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.


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