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Cigar City Pilot Series Passionfruit and Dragonfruit Berliner Weisse

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Berliner Weisse
Tampa, Florida USA
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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ketchepillar (1170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2011
This beer looks crazy. Hot pink/red. It smells...like a cheap strip club, and I mean that in the best possible way. Nicely sour and a bit funky. So perfumy. Salty. Just all around crazy. I did have to abandon the glass it was in because after numerous rinsings the hooker smell still wouldn’t come out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (847) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
So lucky to have tried this one!!! The color alone is worth it!!! Super bold red/fuscia. I can’t get over it! Super tart with awesome balance between the passion fruit and dragon fruit... Light citrus notes, possibly from the tartness. God, I’m such a fan!! I can’t get over this one. Body is smooth, with medium effervescence. There’s a reason this is rated so highly!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2452) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2014 Draught. Hazy deep purple liquid with small to medium purple head. Aroma of red currants, tropical fruit, lemon, black currants and light apples. Taste is dry and medium to high sour with notes of blackcurrant, lemon and apple skin. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Had this gem on hunahpus day. Pours a blood red. Sour grapefruit aroma. Very tart acid taste. Pretty drinkable for a sour. Maybe not a 5 but a very good drinkable sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 Tap at Hunahpu 2011. Everyone was carrying around the festival something that looked like Kool-aid burst so I decided to find out what it was. Lo and behold, Dragon Passionfruit Berliner Weisse. The pour is a hilariously deep, clear pink with a nice, fizzy pink head. Looks like a fruit juice spritzer. Aroma is heavy seedy raspberries, odd phenol character. Taste is heavy berry tannic, fully tart like a passionfruit smoothie. Some people at the festival claimed it wasn’t very tart, which is incorrect. Very refreshing and nicely done. Definitely something to pursue for the normal CCB lineup- bound to be the most loved beer in the world by women in their 20s. If you want more girls getting into good beer, this is the winning ticket. 3/14/2011 7/4/7/4/14=3.6

Tap at Berliner Bash thanks to JW77. Gorgeous purple pink pour. Full haze. Creamy and glowing. Whoa. Nose is super intense rhubarb/strawberry, dragonfruit, fresh mango. Taste is very nice- super seedy, sharp and zippy, loads of acid, small wheat beer graininess remains. Very nice. Heavy citric acid. Zippy, lactic yogurty palate. Delicious though I like the Rhubarb Pie and Miami Madness a lot more. 5/18/2012 8/5/8/4/16=4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9550) - 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!

   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 that’s 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.  Don’t see many that have that color. The aroma is bursting with sweet tropical fruit.  I’m 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 it’s 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 that’s it’s really good, it didn’t completely blow me away.  I  actually preferred the Miami Madness over this one.  

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hardypc (39) - - FEB 26, 2013
Really enjoying the brews that I tasted from Cigar City. This is one complex beer that finishes with a refreshing fruit. Pours nice and develops a decent head on top. Really gives off some wonderful aromas. Check out Cigar if you have not already when your in central Florida.

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