Cigar City Pilot Series Phat Bottom Apple Berliner Weisse

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Berliner Weisse
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Bowl


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 4.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Berliner Weisse brewed with Mountain Hidden Rose apples by Johnathan Wakefield.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
urwithdave (10) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
On tap at Hunahpu release. Nice looking brew. As soon as I smelled this, I knew it was going to be a sour one. Big tart apples that give a huge puckering effect. So freaking good. Reminds me of a green war head or apple sour patch kid. Even with the acidity and sourness, I would drink this all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2012
I had this one a while back at Hunahpu Day. The color was a dirty golden with light bubbles. I wouldnt have guessed apple by the scent - it was more like pineapples past their prime. Thats not good or bad - just not apple! The flavor is full of tart apple with light earthy/grassy tones and only a subtle sweet finish. It was smooth and incredibly drinkable - refreshing even.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (11024) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Draft CCBs Hunahpus Day 2012 This beer rocks! Cloudy golden ale with a peach tint and a bubbly, fleeting, white head. The bouquet furnishes some really nice, clean acidity, but the apples themselves are a bit odd-smelling theyre appley, but certainly not your run-of-the-mill bittersweet, sharp or sweet apples commonly used in cider making. In fact, they smell a bit like fresh, warm perspiration. Medium-bodied and uber-creamy with supple carbonation. The flavor is crazy fruity appley, to be specific with razor-sharp acidity that folds neatly into a tart, crisp, clean finish. Other than the aroma, with which I am not entirely comfortable, this is a fantastic drinking experience. World class beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Had this one on two different occasions. This review will come from my sample at Hunahpus Day 2012. This was brewed using Hidden Rose Apples...rar stuff! A - Pours a light pink color, mirky, white head. S - Pretty big tartness right up front, some Hidden Rose Apple sweetness in there, but back comes the tart acidic notes. More like a wild ale then a Berliner, but Im not complaining, just saying. T - Similar to the nose, big fruity tartness, very dry, apple sweetness. Once again, the tartness plays a big role here and doesnt let up. Lots of pucker! The finish is light citrus and acidic tartness. M - Light, good carbonation, dry finish. O - Another excellent berliner, but really more like a wild ale to me. I would say this beer could easily contend with anything coming from any brewery in the country. Give me this beer over Cuvee de Castleton, Framboise de Amarosa, Upright Fantasia, etc. Simply stunning stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Cigar City Phat Bottom Berliner consumed at hunahpus day 2012...cloudy peachy apricot hued consistency, mostly hazy/cloudy... tart apple skin and apple cider vinegar on the nose... A little bit too acidic with a green apple sourness upfront. Acidic and semi-vinegar provided from the apple source it seems. Medium bodied with a semi-puckering finish. i can see why some folks would enjoy this but its was bit too much when i had miami right beforehand. 7/3/7/3/14

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
On draft at Cigar City Huna Day 2012. Wakefield just knows how to make incredible berliners. The man has found his nitch and has perfected it. The apples mixed with that sour kick is just heaven!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gnat628 (10) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
On draft at Hunhapu day. This animal pours a candy pink in color, with so much apple in this nose almost like apple overload backed by so much lactic tart goodness. This one is a mouth puckerer, ah the apples are so nice in this one and the tartness is very refreshing for sure. Very much like a cider beer blend to me, best apple beer I have ever had for sure. Need more more more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5434) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
On draft at Hunahpu Day 2012. Pours a hazy yellow with pink highlights and a big white head. Nose is tart citrus, and big tart fruit with the apples coming in politely after the tartness has stampeded through. Flavor is similar- tart as hell- and the apples sweetening after the tart brigade marches on. Amazing beer. Medium in body for a berliner, and simply outstanding at 4.5% alcohol. A flabbergasting beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (11036) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
BINGO! Pours a darker pinkish/brownish hue. Nice off white head. Big juicy aroma of apples, sour patch kids, and tropical fruits. Sour and juicy beer GALORE! Tons of tart apples and sour patch fruit. Damn right another one out of the park by JW!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (5463) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Pours a light yellow hazy pink color, with aromas of funk, tart tropical fruit, and apple juice. Flavor is acidic fruit and sour apples. It was a nice beer to have in the heat with some earthiness coming through as the beer warmed.

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