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Cigar City Pilot Series Dragonfruit Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Berliner Weisse
Tampa, Florida USA
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Editorís Note: This is an archived entry for the original small batch DFPF Berliner made by J. Wakefield at Cigar City. If you did not have this on tap at Cigar City Hunahpu Day 2011 or 2012 or Cigar City Fruit in the Room 2011 or 2012, then your rating will be removed. For the current DFPF listing, see J. Wakefield Brewingís page.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2012
On tap at Hunahpuís 2012. Lucky to be able to get just a small sample. First, the color....bright purplish-pink. Like no beer I have ever seen. Definitely a must try based on color alone. Of course, the taste was the perfect match. Tart and sour fruit with just a small hint of sweetness. The fruit flavors didnít overwhelm, but they did hang around the mouth for a bit. Truly a Willy Wonka beer. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2012
CCB Passionfruit Dragonfruit berliner had on tap at hunahpus day 2012... most alluring appearance from a beer that iíve ever seen. glowing vibrant pink lavendar just like from the skin of a dragonfruit and topped with a thin creamy head... the fruit essence in the aroma is both enticing and genuine hitting on all cylinders from a juicy tropical fruit essence...ditto for flavors. fruity, sour, quaffable, wonderful 9/5/8/4/18

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
It was hot on hunahpu day and this did the trick. The appearance was amazing. The taste was tart, sour, slightly salty, but most of all, refreshing. Thin palate that left the sourness on the tongue. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gnat628 (10) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
On draft at Hunahpu day - Hot damn this is probably my favorite beer ever. A hot pink/fuschia shot to your glass. I have never seen anything like this before almost like it was from another planet. Amazing tropical fruit notes dance across your nose with a good whallop of tartness in there as well. The carbonation is perfect the body is medium, taste is of the mostexotic fruits mixed together in a chalice from which you shall drink. Simply stunning, I need more of this, and I need it like now - right now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
So lucky to have tried this one!!! The color alone is worth it!!! Super bold red/fuscia. I canít get over it! Super tart with awesome balance between the passion fruit and dragon fruit... Light citrus notes, possibly from the tartness. God, Iím such a fan!! I canít get over this one. Body is smooth, with medium effervescence. Thereís a reason this is rated so highly!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2012
On-tap at 2nd Hunahpuís Release. A - Pours a beautiful pinkish/red color, white head which quickly vanishes leaving only a few bubbles here and there. Looks like pink panty dropper, which it basically is, if youíre into 300lb beer-drinking dudes getting naked. Awesome. S - Huge fruity tart bomb. Itís really hard to type down how good the nose on this one was. Nice level of tartness, sweet tropical fruits...doesnít need more then that. The fresh fruits and natural notes are what makes it awesome. Doesnít smell "fake" like many other fruit-inspired beers Iíve ticked. T - Again, huge exotic fruits, sweet smoothie-esk fruit sweetness, nice level of tart/sour that works perfectly together. The natural freshness of this beer is what makes it special. Itís like I went and picked the fruits out that morning and created this beer. Amazing. M - Light, crisp and refreshing, light carbonation, dry finish. D - Easily one of the main hits at the release! Not only was this beer awesome, it was brewed by someone I consider to be a good friend, a very talented one, at that. JW, please remake and send some to Chicago, fín awesome. Proud to tick this one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2011
(Sample courtesy of daknole). Pours a cloudy, milky magenta color. Aroma is milky, rip fruit and some funk. Taste is tart with ripe passionfruit and dragonfruit at the forefront. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Really unique beer and quite awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Tasted at the Black Friday tasting and generously supplied by Dak. It pours an amazing bright vibrant rosy red purple sort of a color and seems it belongs at a Dr. Seuss fairy tale holiday meal and it supports a thin pinkish white head. Holy hell, what is this? OK the aroma, it is simply bold and big and runs toward crazy beyond belief. I get crumbly blue cheese, bloated bird feces, soiled and molding old diapers, earthy rotting fruit, fresh vomit rimmed with bile, vinegar, body odor and revolting to the point youíre not sure you want to go on. Well, the oddness and depth and intrigue and itís this whole aroma put together that smells very intriguing thus it pulls you forward. The taste has yummy refreshing exotic fruity tartness, moldy crumbled blue cheese, vinegar, body odor and a pleasing earthy fruitiness that pulls it together and balances it out. Crazy insane beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Sour. Pink. Hottest sweetest beer I have ever had. The head and the color must have come from Scarlett Johansens crotch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Sampled @ the BF tasting via Dak...happy to have sampled! Visually, absolutely nothing compares...and I mean nothing! Vibrant, neon pink/merlot hue with a very small cotton candy head. Carbonation is a bit aggressive and bubbly...wish it was toned down a hair. Flavor shows tons of passionfruit, dragon fruit, grapefruit, belgian yeast, ripe pear, and pineapple. Love the yeasty qualities and low ABV...still incredibly tart. Great beer!

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