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Cigar City Minaret ESB
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Serve in English pint

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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4304) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4287) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4167) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4112) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3998) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3800) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3774) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3720) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3416) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3410) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours amber / ruby with a medium tan head...nice lacing and bright color. Aroma has some earthy/tangy hops and a mild fruitiness. Flavor really opens up with layers of tobacco, burnt toffee, and chocolate...good balance with earthy/woody bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry earthy/bitter finish. Really nice.


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