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Minaret Extra Special Bitter - Cigar City Brewing

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Minaret Extra Special Bitter
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85
very good

153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gtreid on 05-29-2011

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.

47 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 153 | Reviews: 38
Photo of ShanePB
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Served via nitro pour on-tap

Photo of squack
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.24/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Pinglehead brewpub.
This ESB is fine looking but otherwise unexceptional, Body is smooth but too thin.

Photo of Pete_IV
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxson924
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayGlogovsky
4.67/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Extremely colorful beer and has full flavor.

Photo of nathanmiller
3.02/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barfootbandit
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had nitro tapped. A good ESB and quite smooth compared to others. Hazy amber color with a think head, most likely due to the nitro tapping. Very full bodied and surprisingly not so bitter. A higher ABV is always appreciated but the smoothness from this ESB made it very drinkable. Perhaps the best quality of this beer is the execution of the style. Overall, a refreshing change from run of the mill ESBs.

Photo of Beairdaros
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on nitro at the brewery. Fresh & smooth; an extra tasty, extra special bitter.

Photo of smithj4
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatorlove
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Anthony1985
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Much like fillers esb, with slightly richer caramel tones. Great head and lightly carbonated like all good English rand should be..

Photo of suckaj
2.29/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Next to no flavor or smell for me

Photo of BallsDeep
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budinetz
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured in nitro tap at rattle and hum in NYC.

Has an awesome look to and super smooth flavor with great drinkability. The nitro really does this beer good, as I don't think it would be as good without it. Would get this again if I saw it

Photo of spycow
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of huysmans
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Had on draft (nitro) at the brewery. Nice looking nitro head. Nice rich color. Very little smell, maybe a bit musty. Great creamy nitro mouthfeel, but very little taste. Admittedly, this is not my favorite style, so my rating is really just for my personal remembrance of what I thought of the beer. I am sure this is a good example of the style, or at least better than my rating suggests.

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Minaret Extra Special Bitter from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.