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Cigar City Pilot Series Passionfruit and Dragonfruit Berliner Weisse

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Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Berliner Weisse
Tampa, Florida USA
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.34   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 reverting to original rate from Hunahpu Day í12. Radioactive pink/purple. VERY acidic with huge fruit flavor and aromas. Tried mixing this with Miami madness and it was crazy tart, very overpowering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Draft at Cigar City during Hunahpu Day 2012. Pours a dark blood/beet red color thatís almost purple with a one finger pink foam head that quickly settles into a thin ring. †Minimal lacing left behind. †Definitely a unique looking beer. †Donít see many that have that color. The aroma is bursting with sweet tropical fruit. †Iím not very familiar with either of these fruits but the tropical fruit presence dominates the nose. †Slightly seedy with a decent amount of funk but the aroma is all about the dragonfruit/passionfruit. †Could use a bit more funk/traditional berlinerweisse character but still smells really good. Medium bodied with a nice balance of tart funkiness and sweet tropical fruit. †More balanced than the nose suggests with some lactic funk, acidity and bready yeast but itís still dominated by sweet, juicy fruit notes. †Very sweet but with enough acidity and funk to keep it from becoming one dimensional. †Very refreshing with a crisp dry finish. †A lot of people went apeshit over this beer and while I think thatís itís really good, it didnít completely blow me away. †I †actually preferred the Miami Madness over this one. †

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2012
11/25/11. surreal color... cotton candy technicolor nightmare. sludgy thick coating on the glass... aroma and flavors of sauerkraut, umami, rotted grain and a huge dose of passionfruit. odd, tart and neat-o. drinks heavy given low alcohol. 7.5/5/7/4/16

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rdixon77 (784) - 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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pantanap (3365) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jlo7399 (217) - 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.

5
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (792) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sean9689 (280) - 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!

4.6
   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.


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