Passion Fruit Prussia - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-21-2014

The Passion Fruit Prussia is our non-traditional look at the classic Berliner Weisse style. Brewed with a generous amount of passion fruit, this beer pours golden in color with a nice tart finish. A perfect compliment to the summer heat.
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Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by Franziskaner:
Photo of Franziskaner
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light golden hued with significant haziness. A trace of thin white head covers the majority of the top of the beer. Aroma of pale wheat and tropical passion fruit is present. Think pineapple and mango in the fruit arena and is definitely more on the tart end. The mouth is light and yet moderately carbonated.

More User Reviews:
Photo of emerge077
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2 drafts in a Chimay goblet at the "South of 80" event at Green Lady.

Pale pastel orange, with a head of creamy white foam with a velvety surface texture.

Aroma is bursting with fruity tropical passionfruit. Really intense and enjoyable.

Taste was similarly fruity, with a juicy tartness and an undercurrent of wheat. Light and extremely easy drinking, especially considering the abv. Was reaching my limit, and decided to close the night out with another one of these. Fantastic.

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was the first can of my four pack, so I will update with final judgment after those, but this was not the greatest. I am not getting any of the passion fruit here. I don't taste the flavor of it and there is no hint of sweetness from it either. This is just pure sour and tart. If it had a little sweetness to offset it, it would be much better.

Would not purchase again.

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I tried to chase this one down in cans all over St. Louis. It is no wonder it sold out in a matter of days. i was lucky enough to get a growler fill at the brewery on the 4th of July. A very light golden wheat colored body hosts an off white quick fading head that only reaches about a half inch before it fades to just a skim. nose is oft but very consistent and full whit tones of pineapple, passion fruit and rich resiny sour notes. Very tart up front as I take first sip. Dry and stone sour on the tongue. This beer makes you pucker sip after sip. I am really impressed with how full the tongue twing and nice sour feel keeps the mouth excited. Refreshing and wonderfully drinkable for a sour brew.

Photo of Biff_Tannen
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What can I say? 4 Hands knocks it out of the park again. This beer is just tart enough, just fruity enough, and just light enough that at 3.5% ABV I could probably drink 100 of these in one setting. They just continue to impress over there. Kudos to this team of wonderful craftsmen and individuals!

Photo of Rob1cain
2.25/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Way too sour even with the passion fruit. Other beers from 4 hands I enjoy. This one is just not for me.

Photo of LambicPentameter
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was randomly gifted a bottle of this from the owner of 4 Hands who happened to be visiting my favorite watering hole. I'm a big fan of regular Prussia, and the only other BW I've had that was infused with passion fruit was quite good, so I'm excited to crack this one open. Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bomber with artwork that makes me think of Little Shop of Horrors. Stamped on the side label is a bottling date of 9/2/14. Poured into a 16 oz nonic style tumbler glass.

Appearance (3.5) - Okay, not off to a great start--an aggressive pour is barely able to coax out the most fleeting of suds, giving this beer a flat appearance. A smattering of larger bubbles congregate around the sides of the glass, but dissipate fairly quickly, leaving no lacing. The body is a golden straw color with slight amber highlights and just a bit of haze.

Smell (4.0) - Now we're getting somewhere, as the aroma of this beer has all the checkpoints for a classic berliner weisse, but with the added fruitiness of the passion fruit. Light grain and bready wheat are clearly present, with faint lemony tartness and just a hint of that distinctive sour grain funk that always seems to be present in this style. There is also a fruit element that is slightly tart, but has a bit more heft to the aroma, a bit sweeter than the citric tartness that comes from the soured wort.

Taste (4.25) - Thankfully, the highlight of this beer happens to be the most important part. Now, I get a wonderful blend of rustic, but light wheat grain and lemony, citric tartness providing a base for a slightly tart, sweet notes of passion fruit, bringing to mind red plum and nectarine.

Mouthfeel (4.0) - Light bodied, with light carbonation, but surprisingly it's more than enough CO2 to provide the beer with a significant bit of effervescence--it doesn't feel at all flat on the tongue, in spite of my difficulty coaxing a head out of the beer. Slightly tart pinch on the tastebuds after swallowing.

Overall (4.0), even though this beer started suspect, the smell and taste definitely redeemed my initial impression and ended up turning me into a huge fan of the beer. I don't think much was produced, but I will certainly grab any bottle I happen to see sitting around on shelves moving forward. I would love it if they replaced the Ruby Red Prussia with this variant.

Photo of brentk56
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with a pale goldenstraw color, capped by an impressive head that leaves plenty of lace

Smell: Bready, with hints of funk and passion fruit

Taste: Bready, up front, with a somewhat funky edge arriving in the middle; the finish is dry with just a hint of passion fruit tartness

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: An excellent Berliner Weisse, with just the right amount of fruit in the mix

Photo of ttp86
3.2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A lot of tart and not much else

Photo of fredmugs
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the brewery. I've had a few really good Berliners but this was just bad. The passion fruit was not a good idea.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a lighter than expected, clear golden yellow with a thin white head that clings to the glass's perimeter before completely fading. The nose is pungent passion fruit upfront with a hint of fruit tartness and grain. The taste is unmistakably passion fruit accentuated by the medium tartness and has a light grain finish. It's light bodied, well carbonated, clean drinking (the fruit far outweighs any funk/yeast) and has semi-dry, lingering passion fruit in the finish. This is by far the best variant and unquestionably better than the base beer. For the price, this is a steal - hopefully it will be in cans next summer.

Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at SAVOR 2015. Great balance of sweet from the fruit and sour from the fermentation. Just not entirely delicious.

Passion Fruit Prussia from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.