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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Growler from the brewery. Amber color that pours with a good thick off-white head that tapers off to a thin layer. The aroma shows caramel, toasted almond, light citrus, and even some pine. Flavors follow, offering a nice balance of sweet caramel/doughy malt and fruity hops to go with a toasty element. This gets a bit dry in the finish with lingering bitterness. What a great session beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2012 UPDATED RATING: CCB has since put this on Nitro and it’s a totally different beer. Awesome creamy body really accentuates the soft hop bitterness and caramel notes. Makes this beer a lot better in my book. --- ORIGINAL RATING: Pours a cloudy amber. Nose is grainy and earthy. Flavor is grainy, bready, slightly astringent.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
i must be drinking the wrong kind of ESBs because this one tasted off balanced and funky to me. aroma was ok, bready and mildly hoppy. but the flavor was a too hop forward, the grains and cereal notes tasted musty and overtly earthy, palate was sour, not in a good way either. bad keg maybe? probably not something i would try again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1653) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2012
Draft at Fermentation. Slightly cloudy amber pour with a small tan head. Nose is floral, piney bitterness and some Munich maltiness. Slight chewy caramel entry with a lot of bitter pine notes that follow and finish. Pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1610) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
15 cl test på Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, Florida. Äppelciderdofter stiger mot näsan tillsammans med en viss brödighet. Smaken är bitter, men inte överdriven på något vis. Framför allt karamell genomsyrar smaken.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap @ Cigar City Brewpub. Pour is hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor are both on the sweeter side - straw, caramel, grain, faint hops, light fruit. Finish is slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1437) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
On tap in Orlando. Pours a hazy amber color. Nose is fruity. Taste is sweet and full of caramel. Finish is dry and short.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1392) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
On tap. Pours amber with a beige head and malty aroma. Taste is well balanced and sweet, of malt, caramel, hops, and grains with a nice, smooth finish. Drinkable, good brew from CCB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
The kind of beer I would drink if beer didn’t have calories; good for everyday consumption, mildly earthy hop presence on top of a convincing sweet malt body that isn’t anywhere near cloying. Toasted nuts and maybe whole grain bread with some spices mixed in. Good effort.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1367) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
On nitro at the brewery. Pours dark copper with a creamy white head. Light malt and spice aroma, smooth with low carbonation. Malty mostly with ever so slight hops, lingering malt flavor and a clean finish. Not much going on here, and I am not really a fan. Very boring and not much flavor.


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