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Cigar City Minaret ESB
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Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4736) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Growler from brewery that pours a dark amber with little head with hints of caramel and citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4680) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4626) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
The aroma has citrus, grass, biscuit, and some sour grain notes. The appearance is amber with a white lacing head. The taste is balanced between citrus/grassy hop bitterness and a sweet biscuity malt. The palate is average. Not bad, better than average but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (4209) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Owl Farm, Brooklyn nitro tap: Pours a smooth looking amber with a creamy head. Aroma is caramel, dirt, and some hops. Taste is a little sweet, with relatively little bitterness. Plenty of caramel. Very easy to drink and smooth. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
Tap @ Ravenous Pig. Pours clear dark amber with a small off white head leaving small lace. Aroma is sweet caramel metal hoppy malty. Flavor is bitter malty dry fruity apples. Finishes longlived bitter caramel sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Tap on nitro. Deep amber with one finger head. Caramel and toffee. Light nuttiness. Light hops. Very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (4074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2015
pours plum color with huge creamy head, lacing was full. Off white head. Aromas and flavor of dark fruit, nice caramel malt, and nuts. Light hops, needed more but Could crush a bunch of these. Well done English style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3987) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
Une pinte au Tap42 avec un burger. Un corps ambré et une tête des plus denses. Une dentelle complètement déroulée. Un nez de caramel fruité. Simple et alléchant. Un goût de petits fruits et de caramel. Je m’attendais à y trouver un petit coup des houblons mais en vain. Une bouche complètement nitro. Par conséquence, une texture crémeuse à souhait. Une finale faiblement douce. Parfaite pour accompagner un repas car elle se boit facilement et elle n’est pas lourde.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3523) - 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.


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