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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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Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-07-2013 07:56:57 | More by beernads
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Tarks

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-02-2013 18:32:54 | More by craft_shannie
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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-02-2013 05:25:14 | More by bcsbeer
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wo87810

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-23-2013 22:40:21 | More by wo87810
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CJS

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-22-2013 20:55:05 | More by CJS
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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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iemailjack

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-07-2013 23:29:15 | More by iemailjack
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dna1964dna

Idaho

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-20-2012 03:11:16 | More by dna1964dna
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

12-06-2012 06:32:48 | More by iL0VEbeer
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larrynevins

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

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

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%

Nitro at Barcade.

Beautiful pour: copious white head and lace above the cloudy amber body. Malty, slightly earthy aroma. Dry, yeasty, smells like most lagers. Bleh.

I don't usually like ESBs, so it took Al's recommendation for me to order this. Surprisingly balanced as the malted barley meets earthy yeast and tangy fruit. Creamy as hell, thanks to the nitro. I enjoyed this, but gimme my pour of Huna back!

09-13-2012 21:45:56 | More by brystmar
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-19-2012 14:58:26 | More by johnyb
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IpeeA

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-05-2012 03:00:44 | More by IpeeA
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shchmue

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-15-2012 23:33:02 | More by shchmue
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-14-2012 01:19:57 | More by RandyBoBandy
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bluetrevian

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-27-2012 16:01:11 | More by bluetrevian
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-23-2012 23:23:11 | More by mctizzz
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at7000

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +26.1%

I'm not a big fan of English Style Bitters, but this was a great beer. As one poster commented and I agree- It's a very well balanced beer. My general complaint with ESBs, are they tend to be on the bland side, and lacking in flavour. No worries here- This beer delivers some very, very intense flavors. Starts with a nice roasted malt flavor/mouth-feel, and finishes with a nice, very bitter, hop bite. I highly recommend this beer and I will look for it again. It is available only on tap.

06-16-2012 14:31:20 | More by at7000
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metter98

New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

On-tap at Rattle ‘n Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy copper in color. It poured with a thin yet dense off white head that died down very slowly but left a collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass and a patch of bubbles in the middle.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of caramel and toasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of grainy and toasted malts along with some hints of caramel. A very slight amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish is a little dry.
O: This is a very flavorful ESB that is also very easy to drink.

05-25-2012 22:08:09 | More by metter98
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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-08-2012 23:03:21 | More by djtomain
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SFC21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-20-2012 19:03:50 | More by SFC21
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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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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

04-05-2012 03:13:21 | More by swetsastonic
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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
Minaret Extra Special Bitter from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.