Dos Anos Kumquat Berliner Weisse | Cigar City Brewing

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4.02 w/ 62 ratings

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by sendsilk on 01-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 13
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of AltBock
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes while I was drinking this fine ale. On tap at CC on Jan 19th. It was still on tap well into Feb. They poured it into an American pint glass, but on my second glass, they poured it into a Snifter.

It poured an extremely hazy lemon yellow color. It almost looked like they poured me a glass of grapefruit juice instead of a beer. I held it up to the light and I couldn't even see the silhouette of my fingers on the other side. On top was a solid pearl white 1/2 an inch head of foam. Nice retention that left behind a large string of rings along the edge and quite a few spots and streaks of lace around the glass. I loved this beer's haziness and color.

Not only did it look like grapefruit juice, but it also smelled like it. I got a strong whiff of tart grapefruit up front. I couldn't find much behind the grapefruit though. I got a little tart lemon, a splash of orange, and some cereal at the end. I don't care if there wasn't a million different aromas in this beer. The strong grapefruit aroma was excellent!

The taste was pleasantly sour and tart and low on the acidity. The first taste was of course the bitter and tart grapefruit. Following the grapefruit was a drop of orange, a touch of tart lemon, and then all the sour and tart flavors are washed away by a great taste of malted wheat. The wheat tasted like a bowl of cereal.

The mouthfeel was light, sour, and tart. But yet it still had plenty of flavor. I got more bitter and tart grapefruit, tart lemon, and a refreshing taste of malted wheat. The tartness doesn't stick around. The malted wheat washed it away. Drinkability is very high due to its low ABV%, it's very flavorful, sour and tart, and it's refreshing malted wheat aftertaste.

A great Berliner Weisse. Even though this beer loved the grapefruit a little much sometimes, it's still a nice refreshing glass of grapefruit juice...I mean Berliner Weisse. Would I drink it again. I'm going to get another glass right now.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Top in Gainedville. Taps here are $$$. Pours a cloudy yellow with little head. Smell is strong fruit (kimquat i assume). Very sweet smelling with a hint of sour and yeast. Very sour up front with a fruity flavor going down. Dirty wheat beer flavor lingers, which I am not keen on. Light and refreshing mouthfeel with steong carbonation.

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Photo of beernads
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of AlexFields
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very murky lemon/wheat color. Thick, obviously unfiltered and the fruit surely contributes to the thickness of color. Not a huge head but what are you gonna do, it's a three day old growler.

Smells like very acidic orange juice. Some lemon, some apricot, some wheat malt.

Taste follows very closely. Strong fruitiness that reminds me of orange but with far less sweetness and more acidity--two parts orange, one part lemon. Strong wheat flavor comes through in the aftertaste. Pretty sour but it's definitely all citrus acid and no funk. Great taste.

Mouthfeel is good but not remarkable. Easy to drink as is typical of the style. Refreshing.

A very good berlinerweiss, the fruit blends very well with the style. Definitely more successful than some other fruited berliner experiments I've tried.


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Photo of cfrances33
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into a Hill Farmstead stem.

Pour: Hazy deep yellow, with a finger of white head. Head recedes rather quickly, and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Woah. Big zesty and juicy citrus up front, with some pineapple and mango. Some tart lemons and some bread. This smells incredibly unique.

Taste: Tart lemons and citrus zest up front, and a good lactic sourness comes in. Lots of breadyness. A nice spicy aspect - light a cross of white pepper and citrus zest continue. The fruit aspect is incredibly juicy. Finishes tart and juicy with citrus.

Mouthfeel: Needless to say, this is insanely drinkable. Tartness is very nice.

Overall: This was the best berliner I've ever had by a lot. Cigar City really nailed this one.

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Photo of djmichaelk
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Poured into a snifter glass.

A: Hazy light golden yellow with a two-finger white head that fades fairly rapidly. Not much visible carbonation.

S: Fruity sweet and wheat aroma. Smells lightly sour.

T: Follows the nose. The fruitiness is almost an apricot flavor (I'm assuming that's kumquat), wheat graininess gets more pronounced near the swallow. This is only lightly tart, even for a berliner.

M: Light body, fairly low carbonation sensation, and no alcohol to speak of.

O: This is OK, but nothing special. I went into it with very high hopes, but honestly I think it fell short. It could have been more tart, or more fruity, or a combination of both. Certainly nothing offensive about it, but I think there's room for improvement.

EDIT: This review was originally posted under "Dos Anos Berliner Weisse" - a listing I believe the BA powers-that-be added, as I was the first & only reviewer, but didn't add that beer. Since "Kumquat" appears in the name on the CCB menu board, I'm moving the review here.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of CJS
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at the CC Brewpub.Mid yellow coloured with some lace. A bit funky, watered down salty. Tart wheat taste. Not greatly drinkable. I have had better made berliner weiss. Still, better I had this at the end of a long session rather earlier.

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Photo of sendsilk
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Happened to be lucky enough to be having a tasting at the brewery the night this beer was released!

The appearance is somewhat cloudy and a bright orange, yellow color.

Smells fantastic! Very juicy and citrusy, I am getting a lot of grapefruit on the nose. I must y I was given a glass by someone the before they put it on the menu so I had to guess at what the fruit was.

Taste- Excellent, wow, really fruity and light with a crisp tartness on the finish. Not too over the top sour, but refreshing the kumquat really ones through nicely and is well received in the flavor.

Mouthfeel is adequate for the style, very light and carbonated. Clocking in at under 4% ABV it's it's about perfect.

If you get a chance to try this, please do, it's excellent. I could drink this one all night long!

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Dos Anos Kumquat Berliner Weisse from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 79% out of 100 with 62 ratings
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