Minaret Extra Special Bitter | Cigar City Brewing

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3.76/5
Very Good
183 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#23,395
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
183
pDev:
13.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 183 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of suckaj
2.29/5  rDev -39.1%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budinetz
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
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 -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of huysmans
3/5  rDev -20.2%
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 -13.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +17%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of CTHomer
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of yankeej13
4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.16/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Minaret Extra Special Bitter from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 183 ratings