Minaret Extra Special Bitter | Cigar City Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
179 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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

Added by Gtreid on 05-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
179
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of Mwinek
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShanePB
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Served via nitro pour on-tap

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Photo of squack
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Pinglehead brewpub in Jacksonville, FL.

This ESB is fine looking but otherwise unexceptional,

Mouthfeel: The body is smooth but too thin.

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Photo of Pete_IV
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxson924
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayGlogovsky
4.67/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Extremely colorful beer and has full flavor.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.02/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barfootbandit
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had nitro tapped. A good ESB and quite smooth compared to others. Hazy amber color with a think head, most likely due to the nitro tapping. Very full bodied and surprisingly not so bitter. A higher ABV is always appreciated but the smoothness from this ESB made it very drinkable. Overall, a refreshing change from run of the mill ESBs.

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Photo of Beairdaros
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on nitro at the brewery. Fresh & smooth; an extra tasty, extra special bitter.

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Photo of smithj4
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatorlove
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Anthony1985
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
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..

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Photo of suckaj
2.29/5  rDev -39.7%
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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Photo of BallsDeep
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budinetz
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
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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Photo of spycow
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Minaret Extra Special Bitter from Cigar City Brewing
3.8 out of 5 based on 179 ratings.
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