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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
On tap at ravenous pig... Pours a hazy soft caramel hued elixir with medium transparency. And topped with a thin to medium soapy light beige head... Toasty caramel and soft grains, lightly fruity and finishes with a fair amount of grassy earthy hops... Flavors are more of the same with more abundance on the fruity tones alongside an earthy bitterness that comes firth quickly thereafterwards. Soft caramel and grains play a lesser role but not completely absent. Shy if medium bodied with semi-lively carbination.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Growler. Pours to a glowing coppery red amber body with a nice white head. The aroma is bitter noble hops, grassy and weeds, floral. The flavor is noble hops with bitter grassy floral hops. Light clean grain. Traditional but good ESB. Subtle minerals. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3266) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3234) - 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 (3224) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2885) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Nitro at Pinocchio’s. Brown with a smooth head, the aroma is caramel with a hint of fruit. The flavor is caramel sweet with some of the fruit. A touch of work along with just a bit of bitterness to balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2877) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2854) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2853) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2799) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours clean translucent copper with a big creamy light beige head! Aroma brings light clean sweet malts and a bit of apple. Flavor brings sweet malts with a tiny touch of clean apple tart and bitterness expected from the style. The body is super creamy and pleasant on nitro.


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