Cigar City Minaret ESB
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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2015
On tap at the Pinglehead brewpub. This ESB is fine looking but otherwise unexceptional, Body is smooth but too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4321) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4114) - Marietta, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3904) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3671) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3559) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Strong bitter nose with a slice of pine. Deep amber-gold color, no head. Goes high and low with bitterness and malt. Final is a bit sweet. Very smooth, just a bit sticky at the end. This one works fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3454) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3426) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2011
On tap at the WOB. Burnt orange pour with an off-white head. Earth 7 wood aromas. The taste is mildly bitter with grassy hop flavors that are countered by cereal malts and nutty/woody notes.

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