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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
Serve in Bowl


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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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CaraCurtis (117) - Nevada, USA - NOV 25, 2011
The aroma is very funky, but super intriguing. The appearance is outrageous . I have never seen a beer this color. It is like a bright cloudy pink, almost hot pink. No lacing, no head. Taste is surely rich. There is a definite presence of dragon fruit and passion fruit. Try it!!!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeadMe (1610) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2011 A: Poured an electric color of magenta, sorta the bright color of pink that kids create by putting a highlighter in water to spice up liquor bottles in a dorm room. Small fizzy head with no retention. The sight of the beer alone sent people to the tap in droves. S: The aroma was bold and citric. Fresh fruity undertones with hints of acidic sharpness. T: The color may have sent people running it was the flavor that brought them back. The beer was awesome simply put. Nice sharp tartness right up front. Slighty citric, my guess this was provided by the dragon fruit After the initial blast of tartness it actually smooths out real nicely. A nice mild sweetness comes through almost guava like which I will attribute to the passion fruit. A Yin and Yang of a beer, tart, sweet, awesome, and stunningly beautiful. M: Medium in body starts tart finishes sweeter with only a mild acidic character. D: Awesome. It is one I would have revisited all day. Too bad everyone else had the same idea and it lasted a whole 10 min or so on draft. Cheers JW it rocked!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
darkguardian (730) - 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 Iíve ever had. Awesome awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OmegaX (1372) - 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. Iíve never had a beer this good and probably will not have another one any time soon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2011
This beer is the most interesting colored beer i have ever seen. It smells wild and tastes great

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Swillbur (62) - Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2011
This is one of the most interesting brews i have ever tried. Let me tell you that this beer smells terrible in the best way, has the MOST UNIQUE color i have ever seen in a beer, and tastes amazing. Canít wait to see this brew in a 750ml bottle for sale!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Pour thanks to Dak. Pours a crazy red color that almost looks glowing. Pink head that is a hot pink color. Has a huge nose of dragonfruit that is just amazing. Has a fruity tart taste with the Passion fruit in the back leaving a Sharp sour taste that falls off pretty quick. The combination of tartness, fruit and sour is just perfect.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
biggsbowler (602) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Fruit in the Room at CCB - OMG I need a pair of sunglasses to drink this blazing, bright violet and pink drink. The color is worth the price admission, but the taste and smell with the combination of the passionfruit and dragon fruit are unreal. Nicely balanced with some tartiness and a little pucker. Phenomenal is all I have to say, JW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle shared by daknole. Never have seen a beer this color. Almost like a black light glowing pink. Taste is tart yet balanced. Like sex in my mouf. Sooo amazing.

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