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Passionfruit Sour Ale - Breakside Brewery

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Passionfruit Sour AlePassionfruit Sour Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

30 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 30
Hads: 228
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 24.75%
Wants: 26
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Breakside Brewery
Oregon, United States | website

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier | 4.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 06-11-2014

100% sour fermented wheat ale, inspired by German Berliner weisse and conditioned on passionfruit. bronze medal winner at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival!
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Reviews: 30 | Hads: 228
Reviews by snaotheus:
Photo of snaotheus
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle split between a pair of large snifters.

Pours slightly hazy, golden, with a small white head that fades fast and leaves little lacing. Lots of fine carbonation, some sediment. Smell is slightly fruity, yeasty, slightly lemon sour.

Taste is super sour. Lemon and tropical fruit.

Mouthfeel is creamy and rich. Overall, quite good.

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Photo of ccnorthwest
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The nose is great, strong with Passionfruit as expected. Beer pours with a slight head that maintains itself while drinking. Body and finish are smooth and delightful. Great beer I bought off the shelf at a local market. Would recommend.

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Photo of dimitrov
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of interistacanadese
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chossboss
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of boogerisu
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BurdockBoy
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +1%

Very Hazy amber with a bit of odd whitish sediment floating about. Decent off-white head
Good smell mixes a pronounced passion fruit component with baked bread.
The flavor is very tart and fruity ... Yum.
Refreshing and exceptionally tart and fruity
Light body, but not at all watery, with appropriate medium carbonation.
Near puckering level of tartness.

O: poor looking but excellent nonetheless!

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of JonnyBeers
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of J_Sager
4.92/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of switzer
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of distantmantra
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Mic333
4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, light yellow brew, topped by a fluffy white head with excellent retention.

Incredibly fruity aroma; passion fruit and star fruit.

Aroma translates to the palate perfectly; it's like chewing on a juicy star fruit. Very tart and acidic without being vinegary.

Lively, medium-light feel.

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Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of head on a hazy light straw body.
The aroma is mild grain and a little sour note.
The taste nicely tart throughout, a little fruit sweetness, a little white sugar sweet finish. Good profile.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
A nice, approachable sour ale.

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Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body with a nice white head. Thick collar and great retention.

Smell - Lots of passionfruit. Wheat. More passionfruit.

Taste - Bright passionfruit. Lots of wheat. Kinda tart, but not as sour as the aroma implied. Simple beer, but tasty.

Mouthfeel - Light body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Nice berliner. The passionfruit aroma belied a much more intense beer that never materialized.

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Photo of Highbury09
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zonker17
4.51/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Passionfruit Sour Ale from Breakside Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.