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Cigar City Minaret ESB
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Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 99   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (1139) - 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 (1021) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Very tasty ESB with modest bitterness. Nice and smooth. Good mouthfeel and pours golden brown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (895) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (835) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Aroma of hazelnut and malt. Great looking amber color with a lasting white well laced head. Taste of hazelnut and malt. Creamy feel with a malty aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Macegan75 (719) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Nitro Draft at RR. Pours golden tan with big nitro head. Nose is bread and biscuits. First sip is similar with mild spicy hop finish. Would probably be better on CO2.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (669) - 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....

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (660) - USA - APR 25, 2014
Rating from notes, drank 8 Oct 2011 -- On tap at Kickback’s Gastropub in Jacksonville, FL. This beer received a gold at GABF, and I believe it. Great example of an ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Really enjoyed this. Slight fruit notes. Some caramel hint of vanilla. Bitterness not overbearing. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (575) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Poured at brewery. Pours a lightly red gold. Nice malt and caramel notes. Great with burger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
copper color, aroma of caramel, earthy grain, toast, grass hops, flavors are the same, nice creamy texture from being on nitro, good for the style


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