Pilot Series Miami Madness Berliner | Cigar City Brewing

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Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by AgentZero on 03-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Cigar City during Hunahpu Day 2012.

Pours a cloudy, bright golden yellow color with a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

The aroma of this beer is pretty remarkable. It's just bursting with fresh tropical fruit notes while being countered by lactic funk, bready yeast and citrus. Lots of mango, papaya, pineapple and other tropical fruits but it still smells like a Berliner. A decent amount of earthy funk, wheat/bread and a touch of citrus balance things out.

Medium bodied with an explosion of tropical fruit notes that linger over subtle funk and acidity into a dry finish. Similarly to the aroma, there is a ton of amazing tropical fruit flavor but it still has the qualities of a berlinerweisse. A bit sweet perhaps but there is still some wheat/bready yeast flavor along with subtle acidity and lactic funk countering the fruit notes. Refreshing and delicious.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Hunahpu's Day 2012.

A - Pours a bright yellow color, white fizzy head, thin collar.

S - A tropical explosion, to say the least. The sour/tart notes aren't quite as strong as the Passionfruit/Dragonfruit, which is nice. Citrus, mango, pineapple, mandarin oranges. So refreshing.

T - I would drink this beer every morning with my breakfast, if I could. Huge tropical sweetness, so fresh...just like the fruits from the market and put into my drink. The tartness is really nice and subtle, which makes this chuggable. Finish is light tartness and fruits.

M - Light, uber-refreshing, good carbonation, dry tart finish.

O - An excellent berliner, to say the least. This beer was just super crushable and was like drinking a fruity refreshing beach cocktail. Right up there with the Passionfruit Dragonfruit, IMO. Superb.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Koisan for bringing this amazing beer over tonight for our bottle share.

A: pours an incredibly unique yellow orange juice color. Thick looking like fresh squeezed juice with a slightly off white one and half inch head.

S: starfruit, passionfruit and maybe slight mango. Tons of topical fruits. Never smelled a beer like this.

T: wow. Almost like passionfruit juices with a Weiss twist. So drinkable and perfect. Slight sour brett notes to balance the sweetness.

M: thick but not heavy so its very drinkable, just like fresh squeezed juice. Super refreshing. It really defines miami and latin juice scene.

Overall this is an amazing brew that truly shows why he hopefully will open a brewery soon. So lucky to drink this jewel of a beer. Thanks koisan!

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On tap at Hunaphu day.

A - A pale, somewhat cloudy yellow color. Small white head, moderate spots left on the sides.

S - Loads of tropical fruit on this. The are the characteristic tart notes, but it is muted somewhat by the guava, passion fruit, and mango. Smells like tropical paradise.

T - Don't know that I could ever get enough of this beer. Guava is at the front with passion fruit and mango mixing a bit more in the background. Some decent tartness, and the sweetness is appropriate. Not cloying in the least.

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation.

O - My favorite beer out of the ones I drank at Hunaphu's Day. Have never had quite this flavor combination in a beer before, and it was amazing. Could drink it non-stop, and hope to try it again next year.

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