Passionfruit Sour Ale | Breakside Brewery

Passionfruit Sour AlePassionfruit Sour Ale
BA SCORE
88.7%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 284 Ratings
Passionfruit Sour AlePassionfruit Sour Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breakside Brewery
Oregon, United States
breakside.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
100% sour fermented wheat ale, inspired by German Berliner weisse and conditioned on passionfruit. bronze medal winner at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,840
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
284
Liked:
252
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
8.12%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
45
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 284 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of sd123
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle sealed with a black pressure cap with a logo of a beachchair.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: Golden yellow body that is opaque. 3 fingers tall of bone white head. Head dissipates to a thin cap.

Smell: lots of passion fruit and it smells authentic. Fruit forward. No lacto funk noted in the aroma of this beer. Kind of a one note aroma, but it is very pleasant.

Taste: Passion fruit juice and passion fruit flesh / seeds. Fruit forward flavor just as the aroma promised. Light tartness. No lacto funk here in the flavor. Also fairly one noted beer without alot of complexity, but it is still a very enjoyable beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation. Lightly dry finish that works well with the lower carbonation levels. The beer feels fairly soft despite having some dryness in the finish. Very drinkable beer.

Overall: This is a very well crafted passion fruit berliner. My first Breakside beer and I am impressed with the beer. Great summer time beer for a hot day.

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Photo of abkayak
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JW_WNC
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pokal, the appearance was a sturdy bronzed pale yellow color with a sly transparency about it. Carbonation rose an appropriate pace for the style. Swiftly dissipating finger's worth of white foamy head. No lace.
The aroma had the tropical sweet passion fruit up front with some hints of mango, papaya, lemon and a floral-like/almost lavender coming in nicely.
The flavor started sweet through the tropical fruit notes. The lemon does play in this factor just a little bit and then finally, what I hoped for and expected was the sour coming in subtly. Finally, the wheat did come out here to play ever so subtle. Tropical fruit sweet to sour aftertaste rubbing a little bit of tartness in.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a great sessionable and refreshing quality about it. Carbonation seemed a bit under as a light stickiness from the tropical fruits seemed to be coming about. ABV did feel comfortable to what was projected.
Overall, seemed more of a "fruited sour" ale to me as the "sour-ed wheat" portion seemed exceptionally light. If anything, I liked this one for me, numbers will actually reflect more of a personal bias for this.

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Photo of Leif_Eriksson
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a sparkling honey gold with an aggressive laced head that dissipates quickly.

Nose: Massive passionfruit, other tropical fruit, and some sourness like a gumboil.

Taste: Passionfruit comes through, certainly, like the fleshy juiciness of the fruit itself. Not much of an intense sourness, but it is upfront and recedes to a really nice sweet finish. Tropical, to say the least...which makes total sense.

Overall: A solid fruity sour from a great brewery.

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Photo of bisonfort
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had bottle at Bobs. Fantastic sour.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy yellow with a massive 3 or 4 finger head. The head lasted and lasted, and when it did finally break, it left awesome lacing in the wake. The smell is amazing, it's just like cutting into a passionfruit. Malts and wheat are also present on the nose, but are mostly smothered by the juicy passionfruit. The taste is much like the smell, with the passionfruit really coming across, however there are some really nice malt elements that come into play, and that wheatiness is there. The fell is good, light, full carbonation and medium weight. There is definitely a dry finish to this beer.

A winner in my books, this would be a great beer on a hot day on the patio.

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Photo of liamt07
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h2oviv
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark golden yellow color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy / fizzy head that didn't last particularly long. No real lacing to speak of.

S: An enticing aroma of wheat, passionfruit, grain, and other fruit elements.

T: Tasted of a lot of the advertised passionfruit, some wheat, a bit of grain (particularly in the finish), light citrus notes (lemon), a bit of other tropical fruits (guava), and a hint of malt. A very light and fruity flavor that's heavy on the sour notes. Quite vibrant, sweet and tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: This is an excellent variation on the Berliner Weissbier. Dynamic and highly drinkable.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kelseyr713
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Waveoff
4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Briken
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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Passionfruit Sour Ale from Breakside Brewery
Beer rating: 88.7% out of 100 with 284 ratings
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