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Cigar City Pilot Series Pineapple Kolsch
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 4.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Golden pour with a nice white head. This beer had everyone talking. The owner of CCB and his crew were blown away by this one! Aroma is crisp and lightly malty with a perfect amount of pineapple. Flavor is stunning. A pineapple beer done well? Hell no, done to perfection. Crisp, fruity, pineapple goodness. Wow and wow. By far the best Kolsch and pineapple beer I’ve had!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Draft… CCB Fruit in the Room 2011… Cloudy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is a collection of big-time pineapple, a pinch of white pepper and a splash of Vernors ginger soda. Light to medium-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced and refreshing, but I pick up very little pineapple here. Leans slightly bitter. Crisp, fairly clean finish. More like a nice American pale ale than a Kolsch.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4276) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Who the hell would have figured a kolsch to get a 4.3? I wouldn’t have. This one does. On draft at Hunahpu Day. Pours a yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is big on pineapple, hints of sweetness, and grains. Flavor is similar. Usually Kolsch beers wear their hearts on their sleeves, but this one has secrets, depth, and several dimensions. Please make this again!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On-tap at the Hunaphu release... The body is a dark gold with a light white head. A little watery on the head but looks good... The aroma is sweet but subtle pineapple throughout, with a touch of grain notes... The pineapple disappears on the front and you are left with a crisp easy to drink kolsh, a little yeast and sweet grains. What’s amazing about this beer is the finish. The pineapple is back and is so smooth and true to a pineapple, its like drinking some pineapple juice. AMAZING finish. In the 70 degree sun this is a perfect crushable beer. High recommendation here, especially if you like pineapples.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3210) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
On tap at Fruit in the Room, poured a dark yellow with a white head. The aroma was a touch of pineapple, and a hint of hops. Pineapple dominates the flavor, and a hint of bitter aftertaste. A nice refreshing beer for being outside.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2559) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Tap at Fruit in the Room at CCB. Pours golden yellow with a thin white head. Huge acidic nose of pineapple dominates the aroma, very fresh. Taste has a lot of pineapple, but includes a touch of bitterness and earthiness from the hops. Balanced body, well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2011
on tap at CCB. Wait.....is that smell, pineapple? The flavor doesn’t even have a trace of acidity in it. This beer is one that absolutely will stun you when you first take a whiff of it. Everything about the pineapple in this beer was done right.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2011
On tap at CC for the Hunahpu’s release. Was this beer built for warm sunny summer days in south Florida or WHAT?? Fantastic pineapple nose. Bright golden/orange in color. Smooth and refreshing with a well balanced body that has the perfect blend of hops and fruit. Not to bitter, not to sweet. Just right for sippin’ at the beach or by the pool. WELL DONE!!!!!!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
POurs a brilliant hazy orange with no head. Nose is HUGE fresh pineapple, hints of sulphur and sweet grains. Flavor is super crisp grain, hints of yeast and loads of fresh pineapple. No pine apple acidity, just pure pineapple sugar. So damn refreshing. Could drink this forever.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (1660) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
on tap at hunahpu day. Pours a light hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is big on pineapple with some malt. Taste follows a little on the sweet side especially for this style but i like it, not a bad kolsch, very flavorful


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