Minaret Extra Special Bitter - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 120 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by adam42381:
4.13/5 rDev +9.3%
Review from notes at Cigar City's taproom on 9/9/11 for Firkin Friday.
Draft poured into a 4 oz. sampler glass.
Appearance: Poured a medium caramel brown with golden highlights. Nice lacing.
Smell: Sweet malt with a touch of bitter hops.
Taste: Grassy hops up front followed by lightly roasted malt in the middle before ending with a nice bitter finish. Aftertaste is bitter as well. Very nice flavor.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Very good drinkability. You could drink several. Goes down smooth.
Overall: Good beer overall. One of the better ESBs I've had (while I haven't had a ton, I know this one is good). Worth trying.
09-12-2011 22:08:35 | More by adam42381
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev -2.1%
On nitro, at Pingleheads. Dark coloured, tasty stuff. The hops, and of course the caramel and chocolate malts survived fine on nitro. A little creamy. Fun stuff that still hit the spot after a long day and night and day of drinking beer. I could drink this for two days.
01-22-2013 03:42:08 | More by Sammy
4.3/5 rDev +13.8%
On nitro at the brewery.
Pours a fantastic golden honey color with a big fluffy head.
Smells of light honey, caramel, and a light hop presence.
The taste is full of caramel, sweet malt, and a healthy dose of grass. Good balance.
The feel is full and velvety.
Overall, this exceeded expectations. I was quite pleased with this brew.
03-20-2012 15:59:32 | More by RomaniIteDomum
4/5 rDev +5.8%
Poured into a plain old pint glass at palm harbor house of beer.
Pours an amber red in color with a one inch white head.
The aroma is very well balanced. Kind of hard to describe, alittle sweet yet still hoppy.
A little malty sweetness balanced by bitter hops.
Very smooth mouth feel, medium light body with high carbonation. The finish is fairly bitter.
Very nice beer, I'm pretty sure this was my first ESB, a nice style I will be exploring a little more.
10-14-2011 03:47:01 | More by hdelavega
3.7/5 rDev -2.1%
A - the body is a dark amber color which you can see almost see through. Pours a fair amount of head but thins out rather quick to a light lacing
S - The brew has a nice light hop profile. Followrf up with some strong fruit esters. Such as grapefruit. The beer also carries some fresh grass scent. The more the the beer warmed the more the flavors in the brew balanced. From there you got a light biscuity malt character.
T - Up front you got a strong bitterness. Through the hops you can taste grapefruit, peach, lemon like tartness. The taste finishes with some biscuit and a touch of light grain.
M - Smooth, mellow, and mild carbonation the bitterness hangs around but nothing annoying about it
0 - was very pleased like how the bitterness did not ruin the fruitiness of the beer
09-02-2011 20:46:13 | More by bierguru
3.73/5 rDev -1.3%
Growler split with some friends thanks to David. Poured into a Cigar City Snifter.
Pours a lovely dark copper with a foamy white head. Nice aromas of roasted caramel malt and bitter orange peel hops. Taste follows the nose nicely, lots of toasted malt, caramel, and bitter citrus hops that linger on the palate for some time. Mouthfeel is quite smooth and creamy, with a medium body and pleasant carbonation. Overall a very nice Bitter, and exceptionally drinkable.
09-04-2011 22:00:43 | More by jsanford
Minaret Extra Special Bitter from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.