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Cigar City Minaret ESB
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (2375) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours a dark caramel brown color with a one finger head into my ccb snifter. Caramel malts with a great balance of bitter hops on the nose and the taste is intensified. This is a well crafted easy drinking session able beer. I could drink this all day!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2011
draft @ redlight redlight. Spicy hops on the nose with bready malts as well. Pours a light amber/dark orange color with a white head. Nicely balanced, bread-like malts with just a hint of caramel with spicy earthy hops. Finishes pretty dry with just slight hint of sweetness. Nice session.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2232) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Nitro pour at Poes Jacksonville. Pours dark Amber with dense head. Light aroma of malts - hidden due to the dense nitro head. Light orange, lemon, some dark fruit, sponge cake, metal, a bit of coke... Pretty dull all in all. Drinkable enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2214) - USA - FEB 14, 2015
Nice looking pour, creamy head. Fresh grain, yeast, caramel, some iron. Draft at Barcade Brooklyn. A good English bitter, with a dash of sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2051) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
October 19, 2012 tap (cask) from the brewery. Copper pour with huge head. Malty and caramel aroma and taste was same with slight bitterness and a spicy finish. Smooth and creamy, which I like, due to the cask.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2014) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4oz pour @ Cigar City Sample 10of12. Pours hazy copper color with off white head. Bready malt and earthy aroma. Moderately sweet malty flavor, a little toasty with some caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (1918) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Draft. Pour is amber with a small off-white head, some retention, no lace. Aroma of biscuit, grassy/floral hops. Taste is biscuit, caramel, some grassy hop bitterness, light toast. Palate is soft, slick, lightly bitter finish. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1786) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Color is a deep Amber, lacey head. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel. Flavor has an unexpected sharpness to it which I didn’t like at first but now love. Like a blue cheese sharpness. It is slight metallic, and a bit like sourdough bread or buttermilk.


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