Black Currant | Cigar City Brewing

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Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mobius387 on 08-16-2013

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by TheChef18:
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4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at CCB.

A- Color is wild. Like a bright pink purple. One of the nicest I had seen until I had Wakefield's DFPF last night.

S- berry smell but more raspberry. nice and tart

T- a little sour but not as much as I was expecting. blackberry really comes through. also what my taste buds believes is raspberry, but which by the name I am assuming is currant. good and sweet.

M- lower carbonation than expected. light feel

O- great beer. for something light and fruity you cannot go wrong with this one

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mobius387
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at CCB

Appearance: bright pink/purple/mauve or whatever. Doesn't matter, it looks amazing

Aroma: blackberries blueberries and raspberries

Palate: light body, medium acidity, medium carbonation, slight tingling on the tongue from the tartness

Taste: sweet, tarty, some peaches, blackberry, raspberry.

Overall: a fantastic fruit berliner. Better than Stiftung, right up there with peach. Love how drinkable this is at 3%. Great for hot florida summers

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Photo of frankthetank86
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of sendsilk
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of velcrogrip
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Mposha
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of craftbeerasian
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of macrosmatic
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Served in a pint glass.

A: Moderately hazy but translucent with a one-finger white head and average visible carbonation. I'm sure a word exists for the color here, but I don't know what it is. A weird cranberry juice color? But not as dark. Looks interesting, to say the least.

S: Tart, wheat grain, lemony, lactic, funky, and fruity with the rich dark currant.

T: More tart up front from the lactic acid and the cassis, a bit sour, wheat and light malts, and more tart black currant on the exhale. Some grainy wheat flavors in the hang with the mild lactic tartness.

M: Light body, medium carbonation sensation, no alcohol presence to speak of.

O: This was a really enjoyable fruited berliner. Not overly tart or sour, but a pleasant, easy drinker for sure. Recommended.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MatthewPlus
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap 08.20.13 in the CCB tasting room.

Pours a beautiful reddish/pinkish/purpleish color with a thin lightly pink-hued head. Somewhat hazy, but looks pretty spot on for what a expect from the style.

Slightly funky nose, but the bouquet is really dominated by black currant and lemon.

Tastes fantastic. A bit tart and puckering, but the wheat lends wonderful citrus notes that are well integrated with black currant, which is obviously the dominant flavor. Has a really nice lactic acidity that cleanses that palate and is really refreshing. There is also a slight twinge of sharpness in the back-end.

Medium-light body, appropriate carbonation, and a clean, refreshing finish. sessionable as hell.

Overall, I have been really impressed with the Berliner offerings (fruited or otherwise) from CCB, and i think this is the best i've had from them. Easily comparable to many of the well-hyped examples of this style coming out of FL. This is a real treat to drink and i hope that CCB continues to produce beers like this...

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ladle69
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black Currant from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 18 ratings