Miami Madness
J. Wakefield Brewing

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J. Wakefield Brewing
Florida, United States
Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #1
Ranked #116
4.55 | pDev: 6.59%
May 05, 2023
Jan 28, 2015
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Notes: Imperial Berliner with Mango, Guava, and passion fruit.
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Rated: 4.35 by wolfpac255 from Illinois

May 05, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Apr 08, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by Myrhos82 from Illinois

Mar 26, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by Dillpickle315 from Colorado

Mar 21, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by WormGod from New York

Feb 27, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by smithj4 from New York

Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by mdfb79 from New York

Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Dec 11, 2022
Rated: 4.74 by beersgud from Kansas

Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Nov 29, 2022
Rated: 4.51 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 17, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Nov 09, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Oct 29, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by Dgman8053 from New York

Oct 27, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Cloudy orangey yellow body, white head. Smells and tastes exactly as expected but even more potent and balanced: absolutely huge guava, passion fruit and mango with cutting wheat and salt, backed by lemon, cracker and lactose. But here is the thing, I came in expecting this to be underwhelming, but the intensity and depth of the fruit flavor, then met with contrasting berliner backbone is impressive. Feel reflects with tart juice up front, dry and snappy wheat on the back end, lingering light sweet and salty textures is appreciated, though this is certainly a new world take
Oct 26, 2022
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.97/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Hazy orange with a slight white head that disappears quickly

S: Guava, mango juice, and passion fruit in that order

T: Restrained fruit compared to what the nose let on. Not a bad thing as I am not a fan of alcoholic juice. Tart lemon and guava up front. Mango on the back end.

F: Light bodied. Dry and puckering finish.

O: Really good fruited sour. A bit overhyped in my opinion though.
Oct 23, 2022
Rated: 4.58 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Oct 17, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by BeerDreadz from Florida

Sep 25, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Sep 13, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by timmy2b from New York

Aug 30, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by lewith from South Carolina

May 05, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio

Apr 30, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by jhavs from New York

Feb 10, 2022
Rated: 4.83 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.56 by LumpkinBrews from Colorado

Dec 28, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.24/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.14 by DaveCash from New York

Dec 11, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Bum4ever from California

Nov 07, 2021
Rated: 4.36 by Filabee from Michigan

Nov 02, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Oct 15, 2021
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#84, yummy!
Oct 04, 2021
Rated: 4.52 by Dadthew from New York

Sep 29, 2021
Rated: 4.61 by JAWS from New York

Aug 08, 2021
Rated: 4.53 by PDinunzi from New Jersey

Jul 03, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Virby44 from Wisconsin

Jul 03, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
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Reviewed by jheimbigner from Washington

4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.5 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Mar 28, 2021
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