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Cigar City Pilot Series Miami Madness

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Berliner Weisse
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Bowl


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 4.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Berliner Weisse brewed with guava, passionfruit and mango by Johnathan Wakefield.

Editorís Note: This is an archived entry for the original small batch Miami Madness made by J. Wakefield at Cigar City. If you did not have this on tap at Cigar City Hunahpu Day 2012, then your rating will be removed. For the current Miami Madness listing, see J. Wakefield Brewingís page.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (3136) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
At Hunahpu day. pours a bright hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of mango, orange, guava and more. Taste is acidic, sweet and smooth. so amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
Growler big thanks to Greg. Pours hazy yellow orangish with a minimal rim of bubbles dissapearing quite fast. Aroma is sour acidy fruity mango passionfruit slightly astringent. Flavor sour acidy tart and fruity in front, some sweetness lots of tropical fruits, nice passionfruit and mango, a bit acetone, lemon juice at the end. Finishes with a great sour tart and freshly fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
biggsbowler (600) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Hunahpu Day - I think my glass is laced with cocaine, because I canít get enough of this Florida Weisse. Pour a beautiful yellow/orange. A very fruity and a little tart in the nose. The smell of the fruit came out really nice. It tastes just as good as it smell. I love fruity beers!!! Solid job, JW!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
urwithdave (10) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Lucky enough to have had this on a few different occasions now. This and PFDF were my favorite beers at hunahpu this year. At the Berliner Bash at Pegís it was again amongst the best brews on tap. Just when I didnít think this beer could get any better, I went to the Wakefield/Lokal beer dinner. Best batch to date for me. You always see those lame posts, if you had to choose one beer to drink for the rest of your life, what would it be? Well, Iíd have to pick Miami Madness. The aroma just blows me away. Tons of tropical goodness. Sour, but balanced enough to where I could funnel it for the rest of eternity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 draft at Hunahpu... bright dark orange, a bit cloudy, big white head... tropical fruit aroma, guava, mango, acid, super easy to drink on a hot day

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeadMe (1610) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Pours a bright yellowish orange, a bit thick and pulpy. Aroma is very very tropical, a mishmash of fresh juices. Flavor is divine. Loads of mango and guava with some light pineapple. Very juice like until a puckering acidic blast hits you. Wonderful stuff, the perfect Florida beverage.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Draft at Cigar City during Hunahpu Day 2012. Pours a cloudy, bright golden yellow color with a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind. The aroma of this beer is pretty remarkable. Itís just bursting with fresh tropical fruit notes while being countered by lactic funk, bready yeast and citrus. Lots of mango, papaya, pineapple and other tropical fruits but it still smells like a Berliner. A decent amount of earthy funk, wheat/bread and a touch of citrus balance things out. Medium bodied with an explosion of tropical fruit notes that linger over subtle funk and acidity into a dry finish. Similarly to the aroma, there is a ton of amazing tropical fruit flavor but it still has the qualities of a berlinerweisse. A bit sweet perhaps but there is still some wheat/bready yeast flavor along with subtle acidity and lactic funk countering the fruit notes. Refreshing and delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dunt (310) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Hand bottle from my main man Dave. Pours a light cloudy yellow, resembles a mimosa or piŮa colada actually. The nose is perfection, holy shit! Tropical fruit explosion, banana, mango, and pineapple. Iíve never smelt anything like this in my life, sO unique. Flavor continues the epicness of this beer. The fruit just pops so well, itís a perfect balance of tart and fruit. Puckeringly tart, good carbonation, and a great finish. One of the best beers Iíve ever had, it was such a unique experience. The tropical fruit blast was unlike anything Iíve ever had in a beer. Canít wait to try more of Wakefieldís stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Sweet yellow tropical fruits flavors along with a crisp refreshing sourness. Finishes tart and clean.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2012
DraftÖ CCBís Hunahpuís Day 2012Ö This beer rocks!Ö Murky light-yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma supplies loads of tropical fruitiness and acidity Ė pineapple, passionfruit, lemon and a hint of mango. Medium-bodied and ultra-creamy with feather-soft carbonation. The flavor is crazy fruity and involuntary-eye-squintingly sour, providing plenty of passionfruit, mango and pineapple greatness. Finishes crisp, silly tart and clean. Another world class sour fruit beer brewed by Johnathan Wakefield on CCBís pilot system!

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