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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

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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
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Ratings: 136 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of smithj4
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatorlove
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Anthony1985
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
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 -39.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Next to no flavor or smell for me

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budinetz
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
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

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3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of huysmans
3/5  rDev -20.4%
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.16/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -6.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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Minaret Extra Special Bitter from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.