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Cigar City Minaret ESB
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Serve in English pint

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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
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Pours hazy amber with notes of roasted nuts and grains. These grains/malts shine on the palate and lend to a nice big finish. Excellent ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1250) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Nose is sharp citrus and bready malts. Some other fruits that I can’t really pick out too well. Slight caramel malt as well. Pours a dark copper color with light yellow head. Taste is sharp, bitter hops. Grassy and lightly fruity - tangerine. Pretty good and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Draft at Pour House (Tampa). Pours a dark amber color with beige head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor has a good bit of maltiness as well followed by the expected hop bitterness in the finish. Good aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1138) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
Bärnstensfärgad öl med lätt vitt skum. Doft med hö och viss citrus. Bra balans i smaken mellan maltsötma och beska. Skiljer sig en del från de engelska ESB jag druckit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1124) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Very good!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (998) - Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Deep orange from the tap with an off white head. Caramel aroma accompanies a thin body. Distinct green fruit flavor. Leaves an odd bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFanDan17 (986) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Very tasty ESB with modest bitterness. Nice and smooth. Good mouthfeel and pours golden brown.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (967) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Pours medium body solid head. I had on nitro. Golden color. Slight aroma. Average taste. Palate of bitter hops at end. Not my favorite Cigar City.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (808) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Pours a dark orange color with a medium-sized khaki head. Aromas and flavors of berries, caramel, grass and very slightly bitter citrus. Mouthfeel was about average for the style with a dry finish. A very good ESB.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (635) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 oz sampler / pour at Cigar City tasting room....this is one excellent session beer....balance of hops and malt...one of the best of my 8 beer sampler session....


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