Miami Madness
J. Wakefield Brewing

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From:
J. Wakefield Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #2
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
100
Ranked #110
Avg:
4.55 | pDev: 6.59%
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
426
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 17, 2022
Added:
Jan 28, 2015
Wants:
  236
Gots:
  32
SCORE
100
World-Class
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Notes: Imperial Berliner with Mango, Guava, and passion fruit.
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Ratings by Lare453:
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Reviewed by Lare453 from Florida

4.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Damn... This is amazing. Yellow with a white frothy head. Huge guava, in the nose followed by passion fruit and mango. The taste is similar. Most predominant is guava, then passion fruit followed by mango. Oily texture. Absolutely delicious.
Mar 01, 2015
More User Ratings:
 
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
 
Rated: 4 by blackcloud from Alaska

Feb 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.55 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.87 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 03, 2021
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.57/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle share courtesy of Hopelessly0.
Jan 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.7 by Hopelessly0 from California

Jan 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.42 by EddieDog from New York

Jan 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.6 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Dec 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Beerbom from California

Nov 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.33 by nollie77 from Ohio

Nov 19, 2020
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Reviewed by miniditka77 from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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
Miami Madness from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 492 ratings