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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2649) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Tap at Fruit in the Room 2011. The pour is a crazy reddish blue looking thing, very sci fi beverage with a huge reddish pink head. Huge tropical fruit, fresh cut passion fruit and some lemony tartness. Taste is fruity and tart, with a great balance between the sweet and tart, notes of passion fruit and lemon come through. Outstanding.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Thanks to Daknole for sharing the bottle. There is only one thing to say. The most amazing combination of fruit and tartness. The color is mind boggling. You need to see it for yourself.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gordonrivers1 (21) - USA - AUG 26, 2011
How can one brew a beer with such crayola color? Genius. Fruit, tart...sheer brilliant beer in so many ways.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2011 Draft… CCB Fruit in the Room 2011This beer rocks!… Pours dragonfruit red (almost fuchsia) with a mid-sized, creamy, pink head. Good retention. The aroma offers boatloads of tropical passionfruit, dragonfruit and earthy red and black currants to go along with plenty of wonderful acidity. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with dancing carbonation. The flavor is fantastically tart and fruity with a crisp, tangy finish. Even after I walked around in the Tampa heat a good while, the beer remained just as fruity, acidic and clean as when it was first poured. Amazing brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3768) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
On draft for Fruiitt in the Room, poured a neon pink color with a huge pink head. Once the head settled, tropical fruits and tangyness is what you smell. Flavors oof dragonfruit, mango, passion fruit, and a sweet/acidy aftertaste.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OmegaX (1269) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Wow. This beer is a masterpiece. Had at Fruit in the Room 2011. Poured a hot pink color with light pink colored head. Crazy colors from a beer. Scent was full of exotic tropical fruits, obviously loads of passionfruit and dragonfruit. Some light mango and pineapple in their as well. Slighlty acidic quality to the nose as well. Refreshing. Taste was insanely refreshing and full of fruity goodness. Like fruit punch flavored beer. Loads of passionfruit and dragonfruit again and a slightly sour aftertaste that seems like that of a guava. I’ve never had a beer this good and probably will not have another one any time soon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2414) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Gift from SJ. WOW! I thought I didn’t like fruity beers. Deep ruby pour with an exotic nose of Candy, fruit and citrus. The taste as berry, sour and tart. Interesting how much this reminded me of old school candies.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On-tap at Hunaphu. Props to Jon for brewing this bad boy. Buzzed beer of the day as all of a sudden I was surrounded by everyone drinking this down like juice and I didn’t even get my own pour... This beer looks stunning and played a huge role in getting the word out. The body is a brilliant bright pink that is semi clear and looked great and refreshing in the sun... The aroma was fantastic, it was very tart but balanced by sweet tropical fruits. Perfectly balanced sweet and tart... This is again sweet on the fruit showing off tons of fresh Florida fruits, also shows off a tart note from the fruit. Its not as tart as the nose, wish it was a touch more, but that’s such a minor thing here. This is awesome and easy to drink. Really lucky to try this.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Huge props to JW for this amazing brew. What an amazing job he did on this one. Nose is big huge dragonfruit with some intense lactic sourness. Incredible deep red with a light pink head, amazing looking beer. Flavor is huge massive tropical passionfruit and puckering sourness. Pretty damn sour but the huge fruit presence gives this pretty awesome body for a Berliner. My favorite beer of Hunahpus day and the best Berliner Weiss I’ve ever had. Awesome awesome beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2011
RATING # 2000! Absolutely stellar beer- one of the best from Hunahpu Day 2011. Pours a psychadelic pink-purple with a white head. Nose is berry burst, tropical dark fruit, with notes of tartness, and prickly citrus presence. The flavor up front was a nice berry, kool-aid, dark tropical fruit followed quickly by mind-numbing mouth-puckering sour presence. Light to medium body; far and away the best berliner I have ever had. Stellar beer. Big thanks to JW77 for bringing me a pour.


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