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Minaret Extra Special Bitter - Cigar City Brewing

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Minaret Extra Special Bitter
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BA SCORE
85
very good

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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:
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 added by: Gtreid on 05-29-2011)
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ckk527

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-24-2013 01:18:42 | More by ckk527
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-04-2013 17:08:37 | More by JayEvans813
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-19-2012 14:58:26 | More by johnyb
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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Tarks

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-05-2013 00:52:04 | More by Tarks
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

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
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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RomaniIteDomum

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +13.5%

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
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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hdelavega

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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
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Florida

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09-29-2013 04:38:17 | More by GRG1313
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bierguru

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

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
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cyrushire

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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lionssoccer13

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-16-2014 13:25:01 | More by BuckTuckian
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jsanford

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%

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
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%

huge thanks to gtreid for the growler, i am always thrilled to try new and interesting beers

dark amber color with a nice amount of clarity to it. A good two inches of white foam coming up over the top settled down nicely into a thin layer of white crown that capped it and brought down tons of side glass lacing.

Nice light hop profile was highlighted by hints of grapefruit and fresh grass. As it warmed it got tremendously more balanced, with a light bready malt character coming through and a light herbal like quality to it. Smooth flavor here, though the hops did seem a touch off to me. Light, with a grapefruit, peach, lemon like tartness coming through in the front and an almost green tea leave like flavor in the mid palate. Intresting mix of flavors here, some biscuit and a touch of light grain coming through now. Smooth, mellow, and consistent carbonation never failed and allowd this very sessionable lager to really be a smooth and easy drinker.

07-03-2011 21:00:34 | More by mikesgroove
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Minaret Extra Special Bitter from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.