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Cigar City Minaret ESB
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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 (1719) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1680) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1676) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1628) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1608) - 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 (1537) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1312) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1293) - 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.


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