Minaret Extra Special Bitter - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
3.05/5 rDev -19.5%
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.
10-04-2013 11:58:37 | More by BMMillsy
3.25/5 rDev -14.2%
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.
08-28-2011 04:56:11 | More by olimpia84
3.35/5 rDev -11.6%
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.
01-02-2012 05:42:26 | More by JayS2629
3.4/5 rDev -10.3%
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.
05-29-2011 20:53:41 | More by Gtreid
Minaret Extra Special Bitter from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.