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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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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.


pumpmaster's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1173) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Very good!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2720) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours clean translucent copper with a big creamy light beige head! Aroma brings light clean sweet malts and a bit of apple. Flavor brings sweet malts with a tiny touch of clean apple tart and bitterness expected from the style. The body is super creamy and pleasant on nitro.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3515) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2015
pours plum color with huge creamy head, lacing was full. Off white head. Aromas and flavor of dark fruit, nice caramel malt, and nuts. Light hops, needed more but Could crush a bunch of these. Well done English style.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (462) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Tap...one of the thickest, creamiest heads that I have ever seen on a beer. The beer itself is also very creamy with a great mouthfeel. Taste is earthy fruit, sweet malt and a bit of hop bitterness. A very tasty ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3683) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Nitro tap. Pours clear amber with a standard creamy beige nitro head, nice lacing. Aroma is light caramel, grass, biscuit. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, caramel, a touch nutty upfront, with floral notes behind. A bit of orange on the finish. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Solid.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3387) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
Une pinte au Tap42 avec un burger. Un corps ambré et une tête des plus denses. Une dentelle complètement déroulée. Un nez de caramel fruité. Simple et alléchant. Un goût de petits fruits et de caramel. Je m’attendais à y trouver un petit coup des houblons mais en vain. Une bouche complètement nitro. Par conséquence, une texture crémeuse à souhait. Une finale faiblement douce. Parfaite pour accompagner un repas car elle se boit facilement et elle n’est pas lourde.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (826) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3320) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Shaker pint nitro draft at The Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, Florida. The pour settles to a clear golden orange with a nitro cream head. The aroma is minimal due to the thick nitro cream head blocking. What aroma is there is cracker malt. The taste is a smooth cracker malt along with a hint of toast and some crystal malt notes. There is grass in the finish. Clean, simple, tasty. The palate is medium bodied, nitro carbonation and lingering malt. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Petkus331 (290) - Redford, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Aroma is of mild caramel. Appears reddish clear brown with a thick ring of white foam. Taste is mildly sweet caramel up front followed by some nice leathery bitterness on the end. Mouthfeel is a bit oily, but ok. Overall, good.


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