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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


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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.

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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (10883) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (10645) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Poured a cloudy straw yellow with some orange highlights. Aromas of tart citrus acid, guava, and some mango. Flavors of not overpowering tart tropical fruits, with some grain flavor peaking its head out. Again another outstanding Berliner that was great in the heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (5195) - 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 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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (3426) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
On tap at Hunahpu’s Day. Cloudy pale yellow pour with a frothy white head. Exotic fruit aromas. Phenomenal!! Tart and refreshing with all kinds of acidic citrusy elements. Light in body with papaya, guava, and mango highlights. Seriously, this is the second year in a row that JW’s berliner weisses have stolen the show!!!!

   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 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 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. 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.

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