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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3252) - McLean, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3236) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Shaker pint nitro draft at The Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, Florida. The pour settles to a clear golden orange with a nitro cream head. The aroma is minimal due to the thick nitro cream head blocking. What aroma is there is cracker malt. The taste is a smooth cracker malt along with a hint of toast and some crystal malt notes. There is grass in the finish. Clean, simple, tasty. The palate is medium bodied, nitro carbonation and lingering malt. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Draft at CCB. Deep copper pour with a white head. Scent is lightly roasted malt and some fruit. Taste is roasty and sweet fruits with some lemon. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Growler from the brewery. Pours clear amber color with off white head. Lightly fruity with toasted malts and slight hop bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2011
On tap at Proof. Bready malts in the aroma. Tastes were rye, sweet malt and caramel. Lightly dry finish. Great CC texture as always. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Tap at Redlight. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Nice bready malt, noble euro hops in the aroma. Nice toffee, bready malt body with just a dash of earthy hops in for bitterness. Good session brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2559) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Growler from brewpub. very flavorful and spicey esb. pours a beautiful copper color. Grassy hops very reminiscient of the best of the brits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Deep copper color, modest head. A little leafy and peppery in the aroma. Light to medium bodied, tobacco notes at the end. Light and easy drinking, seems very true to style.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2011
draft @ redlight redlight. Spicy hops on the nose with bready malts as well. Pours a light amber/dark orange color with a white head. Nicely balanced, bread-like malts with just a hint of caramel with spicy earthy hops. Finishes pretty dry with just slight hint of sweetness. Nice session.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2315) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Nitro tap at fermentation lounge. Pours a clear copper with thick creamy head that leaves great lacing. Aroma of bready grain and caramel. Taste follows, nice balance and slightly bitter finish, creamy mouth from the nitro. Good stuff.


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