Log in or Sign up
Minaret Extra Special Bitter
- Cigar City Brewing
No picture uploaded.
Upload it now.
send 'em beer »
Cigar City Brewing
Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
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.
(Beer added by: Gtreid on 05-29-2011)
Ratings & Reviews
next › last »
| Reviews: 29 | Show All Ratings:
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from notes at Cigar City's taproom on 9/9/11 for Firkin Friday.
Draft poured into a 4 oz. sampler glass.
Appearance: Poured a medium caramel brown with golden highlights. Nice lacing.
Smell: Sweet malt with a touch of bitter hops.
Taste: Grassy hops up front followed by lightly roasted malt in the middle before ending with a nice bitter finish. Aftertaste is bitter as well. Very nice flavor.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Very good drinkability. You could drink several. Goes down smooth.
Overall: Good beer overall. One of the better ESBs I've had (while I haven't had a ton, I know this one is good). Worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2011 22:08:35 |
More by adam42381
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at cigar city's tasting room.
A- Has a dark caramel color to it with a 3/4 inch white head that doesn't retain long before settling to an 1/8 inch ring and a considerably solid coat of surface foam. Wavy lacing follows.
S- Has the usual lightly malted nose of an ESB that's crisp and clean. A bit more earthy and pungent than others though.
T- Smooth and super drinkable like an ESB but way more flavorful and bitter than any one I've had before. The typical balance that's common to the style is there but amped up in a way that doesn't compromise its legitimacy. There's also an undeniably funky quality to it. Different.
M- Thin and somewhat spritzy. Medium-high carbonation.
O- Usually CC's session beers are unimpressive to me, but minaret hits the mark. Probably the best ESB I've ever had
Serving type: on-tap
12-29-2011 21:26:03 |
More by Immortale25
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: nitro-tap
03-20-2012 15:59:32 |
More by RomaniIteDomum
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-16-2012 14:31:20 |
More by at7000
next › last »
Minaret Extra Special Bitter from Cigar City Brewing
Your name or email address:
Do you already have an account?
No, create an account now.
Yes, my password is:
Forgot your password?
Stay logged in
Top 250 Beers
Change of Address