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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: -
Editor’s 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 Brewing’s page.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelcitybrew (454) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10644) - 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 (2804) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5384) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (3013) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2743) - 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.

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