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Cigar City Pilot Series Miami Madness

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Berliner Weisse
Tampa, Florida USA
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 4.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Berliner Weisse brewed with guava, passionfruit and mango by Johnathan Wakefield.

Editor’s 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 Brewing’s page.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2214) - 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. It’s 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 (297) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Hand bottle from my main man Dave. Pours a light cloudy yellow, resembles a mimosa or piña colada actually. The nose is perfection, holy shit! Tropical fruit explosion, banana, mango, and pineapple. I’ve never smelt anything like this in my life, sO unique. Flavor continues the epicness of this beer. The fruit just pops so well, it’s a perfect balance of tart and fruit. Puckeringly tart, good carbonation, and a great finish. One of the best beers I’ve ever had, it was such a unique experience. The tropical fruit blast was unlike anything I’ve ever had in a beer. Can’t wait to try more of Wakefield’s stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pacond (187) - 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 (9738) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Draft… CCB’s Hunahpu’s Day 2012This beer rocks!… Murky light-yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma supplies loads of tropical fruitiness and acidity – 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 CCB’s pilot system!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sean9689 (286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2012
On-tap at Hunahpu’s Day 2012. A - Pours a bright yellow color, white fizzy head, thin collar. S - A tropical explosion, to say the least. The sour/tart notes aren’t quite as strong as the Passionfruit/Dragonfruit, which is nice. Citrus, mango, pineapple, mandarin oranges. So refreshing. T - I would drink this beer every morning with my breakfast, if I could. Huge tropical sweetness, so fresh...just like the fruits from the market and put into my drink. The tartness is really nice and subtle, which makes this chuggable. Finish is light tartness and fruits. M - Light, uber-refreshing, good carbonation, dry tart finish. O - An excellent berliner, to say the least. This beer was just super crushable and was like drinking a fruity refreshing beach cocktail. Right up there with the Passionfruit Dragonfruit, IMO. Superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Mango passion Berliner, aka Miami had a few samples at Hunahpus Day 2012... Intense tropical fruit with mango and passionfruit, vivid and bright with a very active sour quality... Flavors follow suit to a tee and follows through a bit more juicy fruit with an ideal sense if sour quality. Easy drinking with lighter than medium bodied. Delightful. 9/5/9/4/18

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gnat628 (10) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Holy crap somebody get a tap line of this and hook it up at my house. Pours a orangish yellow. BOOM this think has so much tropical fruit in the nose it is ridiculous, guava, bananas, citrus, passionfruit, mangoes. Like a dang tropical fruit market in a glass, and that is just how it tastes. The carbonation is spot on and the body is medium but well balanced against everything else. Super winner here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
On draft at Hunahpu Day 2012. Pours the color of grapefruit juice with a white head. Nose is some light malt, tart citrus along with definite guava and airs of mango and passion fruit. Flavor is similar to the Royal Rumble of tartness that is the other JW berliners, but this one has guava throughout to nurse the mouth through the mammoth tartness. Medium in body for a berliner and simply outstanding overall.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
On draft at Cigar City Huna Day 2012. OK I thought that Cookies & Milk was the best beer of the day until I tried this. Absolutely incredible! If I could get this on a regular basis I would stock up, big time. Everything is just spot on, the sour funk, aroma, flavor, everything.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (9624) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Oh my god. I could drink this by the gallon. Pours a cloudy dark yellowish color, white head. Aroma is just loaded with tart and tropical fruits. I get lots of guava up front finishing with passionfruit and mango. Flavor is so juicy, enticingly sour, but so drinkable. So perfectly balanced. WOW. You did it again my friend. BRAVO!

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