Miami Madness
J. Wakefield Brewing

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From:
J. Wakefield Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #2
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
100
Ranked #110
Avg:
4.56 | pDev: 6.58%
Ratings:
482
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 05, 2022
Added:
Jan 28, 2015
Wants:
  235
Gots:
  32
SCORE
100
World-Class
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Notes: Imperial Berliner with Mango, Guava, and passion fruit.
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4.25 by lewith from South Carolina on May 05, 2022
 
4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio on Apr 30, 2022
 
4.44 by jhavs from New York on Feb 10, 2022
 
4.83 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 19, 2022
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4.33/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Rug from Massachusetts

2021 vintage

My first review of 2022! Yet another beer from my trade with merpunk1. This one is the highest rated Fruited Kettle Sour on BA, though it’s brewed more in the Berliner Weisse style, but whatever. It’s also currently sitting at #105 overall here, but I’m sure that’ll change soon given all the site updates as of late. Let’s pop this open

Pours a cloudy orange gold with a finger of white head that quickly fades to a thin ring and leaves no lacing

I really like what the guava does to this one in the nose, adding a nice funk. I’m picking up on aromas of overripe mango, funky guava, lemon juice, crackery malt, and light passion fruit

It’s even better in taste, still feeling unique in a world where this kind of thing is quite common. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting lemon juice, funky guava, mango sorbet, crackery malt, passion fruit, and light orange juice. The swallow brings notes of tart passion fruit, orange juice, tart guava, apple skin, and pineapple

A light medium body pairs with aggressive tingling carbonation, resulting in a sharp and brisk beer. Finishes mostly dry and very tart

This is really good stuff, definitely worth trading for. I gotta get my hands on more of these J. Wakefield Berliners

Jan 03, 2022
 
4.56 by LumpkinBrews from Colorado on Dec 28, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GreesyFizeek from New York

Bottle pour at Other Half Finger Lakes in Bloomfield, NY.

This smells like lemon, lactic acid, sweet mango, guava, passionfruit, and citrusy funk.

This was probably earth shattering 5-6 years ago, when nothing like this existed. As it exists now, it's just a pleasantly tart fruited berliner with a semi-restrained fruit character, at least compared with the smoothie overload most breweries are doing these days. It's very drinkable, and you could easily see taking down a whole bottle of it if you so needed to.

This is light bodied, crisp, clean, and pleasantly sour on the finish, with a very nice drinkability.

This is most certainly overhyped, but it's still a well done and enjoyable beer through and through.

Dec 14, 2021
 
4.14 by DaveCash from New York on Dec 11, 2021
 
4.5 by Bum4ever from California on Nov 07, 2021
 
4.36 by Filabee from Michigan on Nov 02, 2021
 
3.99 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Oct 15, 2021
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4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by jb_4226 from Texas

#84, yummy!

Oct 04, 2021
 
4.52 by Dadthew from New York on Sep 29, 2021
 
4.61 by JAWS from New York on Aug 08, 2021
 
4.53 by PDinunzi from New Jersey on Jul 03, 2021
 
4.5 by Virby44 from Wisconsin on Jul 03, 2021
 
3.75 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
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4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by jheimbigner from Washington

Pours a OJ. Nose of mango, guava, passion fruit. Taste follows - excellent fruit. Feel is medium with medium carb. Overall - it lives to what it says it is. Do not think it is complex

May 09, 2021
 
4.5 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Mar 28, 2021
 
4 by blackcloud from Alaska on Feb 26, 2021
 
4.55 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
 
4.87 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 03, 2021
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4.57/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by bret27 from California

Bottle share courtesy of Hopelessly0.

Jan 18, 2021
 
4.7 by Hopelessly0 from California on Jan 18, 2021
 
4.42 by EddieDog from New York on Jan 15, 2021
 
4.6 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Dec 30, 2020
 
4.5 by Beerbom from California on Nov 28, 2020
 
4.33 by nollie77 from Ohio on Nov 19, 2020
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4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by miniditka77 from Illinois

This is the best Berliner I've ever tasted, although this is coming from someone who doesn't really love Berliners. Bright color and outstanding fruit flavor, the guava really shines through. The best part is the finish though, it's perfect. Not too sweet, not too sour, not too dry. Just perfect.

Nov 11, 2020
 
4.02 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Nov 01, 2020
 
3.88 by unclekeith from Alaska on Oct 25, 2020
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4/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GRG1313 from California

A decent brew that is way over hyped and way over rated. Don't get me wroing, it's good, it's just not THAT good. There is a lot going on in this beer, some pleasant, some not. Worth the try!

Jul 22, 2020
 
4.5 by neutralaction from Connecticut on Jul 02, 2020
 
4.5 by sordyl from Illinois on Jun 30, 2020
 
4.6 by Alecmedeiros from Florida on Jun 18, 2020
 
4.24 by Kurmaraja from California on Apr 20, 2020
 
4.25 by IanX from New York on Apr 18, 2020
 
4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on Mar 10, 2020
 
4.44 by spersichilli from California on Feb 12, 2020
 
4.75 by Drel from Massachusetts on Dec 03, 2019
Miami Madness from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 482 ratings