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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

111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%
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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1/5  rDev -73.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

11-25-2012 02:13:17 | More by larrynevins
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JamesWn

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -34%

02-28-2013 21:00:24 | More by JamesWn
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Bartos

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

01-19-2014 19:37:13 | More by Bartos
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tugg407

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-06-2012 07:32:20 | More by tugg407
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RandyJ

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-15-2011 02:08:06 | More by RandyJ
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jmathis

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.8%

06-27-2014 12:38:17 | More by jmathis
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RayUF07

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.8%

10-27-2013 20:34:01 | More by RayUF07
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

12-28-2013 06:33:14 | More by jenray
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GuttaMane138

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-25-2013 20:55:25 | More by GuttaMane138
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.05/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On nitro at the brewery. Pours dark copper with a creamy white head. Light malt and spice aroma, smooth with low carbonation. Malty mostly with ever so slight hops, lingering malt flavor and a clean finish. Not much going on here, and I am not really a fan. Very boring and not much flavor. I feel like the nitro takes away from a beer like this, making it more bland than it otherwise would be.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2013 11:58:37 | More by BMMillsy
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-16-2012 14:09:30 | More by acurtis
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

08-23-2013 02:09:47 | More by WoodBrew
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olimpia84

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this one on-tap at CCB, served into a pint glass.

A: dark amber color. Literally no head present on this one. Good lacing.

S: a bit mute but I was able to get some malts and herbal hints.

T: bitter taste that had some herbal components. Nothing really stood out...not bad though.

M: medium body, high carbonation feel.

O: this is the first 'weak' beer I've tried from Cigar City. It's not bad, but compared to the other offerings, it's lacking some character. Unless you are fan of the style, pass this one out and try their other choices.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2011 04:56:11 | More by olimpia84
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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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juliusseizure

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-15-2013 01:41:23 | More by juliusseizure
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber hue with a good light tan head of two fingers that fades slow and leaves nice lacing.

Aroma is of orange, pine, and grapefruit. Malty underbelly of caramel and light notes of toffee.

Caramel covered oranges and grapefruit zest. Most bitter ESB I've had.

Smooth, easy drinking.

Overall an interesting and easy drinking beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2012 05:42:26 | More by JayS2629
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Gtreid

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Growler poured into a tulip.

A: Clear copper color. Nice two finger cream head that retained well, and left some sickey lace.

A: Caramel and grassy notes, followed by a sweet malt backbone. I get a slight metallic note that was a little unexpected.

T: Great balance between the sweet malt and the bitter hops. But there is a distinct metallic taste in the middle of the brew that really brings down my impression of the beer. It finishes very dry and bitter.

M: Pretty spot on here. Medium body good levels of carbonation delivers the flavors nicely.

O: I think could've better. The metal characteristics in the middle are the beer's downfall. It had the potential to be good, just fell short. Skal.

Serving type: growler

05-29-2011 20:53:41 | More by Gtreid
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California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Minaret Extra Special Bitter from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.