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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

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
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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manutdfan

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-18-2013 19:23:27 | More by manutdfan
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Nice, amber color with a moderate head and retention, mild lacing. Aroma amazingly reminds me of Topps brand bubble gum like the kind that was in baseball card packs from 25 years ago. Maybe even the specific smell of the gum combining with the cardboard from the cards. Talk about memory lane. Taste is mildly bitter, no alcohol noted, mild sweetness. Nice balance and very pleasant to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2011 03:06:20 | More by KickbacksSteve
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creaghphish

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-30-2012 00:17:50 | More by creaghphish
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AndrewScottPentland

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-18-2014 03:37:30 | More by AndrewScottPentland
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shand

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-07-2013 20:24:03 | More by shand
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-25-2013 23:24:03 | More by aasher
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-03-2014 14:10:54 | More by bigfnjoe
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csiewert

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-17-2011 18:59:48 | More by csiewert
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bluetrevian

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-19-2011 04:35:47 | More by mcorwin
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Idaho

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Idaho

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-15-2011 04:44:47 | More by Stankonia
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-22-2013 15:12:20 | More by Lare453
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johntfox

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-11-2013 16:33:52 | More by johntfox
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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CampusCrew

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the Kickbacks Cigar City/St Somewhere dinner. I'm reviewing this by memory on this I had this at the Kickbacks Cigar City/St Somewhere dinner. I have had most of CC's regular beers but I have not tried this yet. toasty flavors as style suggests with some nice american citrus hop flavors. worth trying but not there best. want to try again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2011 16:36:03 | More by CampusCrew
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-10-2011 19:17:28 | More by bsuedekum
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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RandyBoBandy

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice woody copper color with a big (my fault) light tan head. Good retention and lacing. Clear and bright.
Smell is invading my nose from a foot away, enticing me. Notes of hops, grass, malt, maybe some wood.
Taste is hoppy, with grass, malt, some alcohol.
Warming with a dry finish. Medium-full bodied with a medium-light effervescence. Some oak notes in the aftertaste are nicely cleansing without removing all remnants of flavor. A decently balanced, flavorful brew that holds fairly true to my recollection of the style. Not overly hoppy but it is the lead guitar in the band.

Serving type: growler

07-26-2011 02:05:01 | More by PorterLambic
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-24-2013 19:57:34 | More by Agentveba
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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Minaret Extra Special Bitter from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.