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: -
Editors 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 Brewings page.

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   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Finally got the chance to try this one. Really amazing. While its not example a berliner, more of an American Wild with fruit, its simply delicious whatever it is. Beautiful color and loads of fruit aromatics. Flavor is a beautiful blend of the two fruit components along with a fairly-strong acidity that just keeps you coming back for more. I could drink this non-stop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (3373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
At Fruit in the room. Pours a bright purple/pink. Aroma of sour passionfruit. Taste follows, the acidic notes come forward with the passionfruit, slight sweetness to try to balance but the sour is dominant. crazy good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (6005) - Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Fruit in the Room at CCB- catching up on rates, aroma is passionfruit and funky kinda laundry. Hot pink pour. Very very tart, long everlasting passionfruit aroma. Amazing!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
biggsbowler (623) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
urwithdave (10) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Lucky enough to have been able to drink this multiple times now. This and Miami Madness are simply two of the best beers Ive ever had. The color is amazing and that is just the start. Huge tropical fruits with a nice puckering sourness. So easy to drink. Perfection in a glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoeTheYounger (1183) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 reverting to original rate from Hunahpu Day 12. Radioactive pink/purple. VERY acidic with huge fruit flavor and aromas. Tried mixing this with Miami madness and it was crazy tart, very overpowering.

   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 thats 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. Dont see many that have that color. The aroma is bursting with sweet tropical fruit. Im 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 its 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 thats its really good, it didnt 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 ber 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

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