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Pilot Series Passionfruit Dragonfruit Berliner - Cigar City Brewing

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Pilot Series Passionfruit Dragonfruit Berliner
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.81
pDev: 5.82%
Wants: 51
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Pro-Am collaboration with homebrewer Jonathan Wakefield using Cigar City's pilot system.

No longer brewed at Cigar City. Batches produced after March 2012 should be reviewed under Wakefield Brewing.

(Beer added by: shand on 03-13-2011)
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tpd975

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4.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured an electric color of magenta, sorta the bright color of pink that kids create by putting a highlighter in water to spice of liquor bottles in a dorm room. Small fizzy head with no retention. The sight of the beer alone sent people to the tap like droves.

S: The aroma was bold and citric. Fresh fruity undertones with hints of acidic sharpness.

T: The color may have sent people running it was the flavor that brought them back. The beer was awesome simply put. Nice sharp tartness right up front. Slighty citric, my guess this was provided by the dragon fruit After the initial blast of tartness it actually smooth out real nicely. A nice mild sweetness comes through almost guava like which I will attribute to the passion fruit. A Yin and Yang of a beer, tart, sweet, awesome, and stunningly beautiful.

M: Medium in body starts tart finishes sweeter with only a mild acidic character.

D: Awesome. It is one I have revisited all day. Too bad everyone else had the same idea and it lasted a whole 10 min or so on draft.

Cheers JW it rocked!

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2011 12:55:24 | More by tpd975
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Pilot Series Passionfruit Dragonfruit Berliner from Cigar City Brewing
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