Passionfruit Sour Ale | Breakside Brewery

Passionfruit Sour AlePassionfruit Sour Ale
BA SCORE
88.7%
Liked This Beer
4.08 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:
#2,849
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
284
Liked:
252
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
7.84%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
45
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 284 |  Reviews: 42
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

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Photo of ccnorthwest
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
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 t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JW_WNC
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dimitrov
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of interistacanadese
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chossboss
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of boogerisu
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BurdockBoy
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev -2%

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 -8.1%

Photo of JonnyBeers
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of J_Sager
4.92/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of switzer
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle - let the sour train keep on rolling, to the detriment of my better senses.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with a rather aggressively teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy bone-white head, which leaves a bit of low-lying coral reef lace around the glass as things quickly sink away.

It smells of pungent tropical fruit (passionfruit, sure, but guava and pineapple core as well), a bit of lactic sourness, predominantly wheaten cereal malt, some understated white wine lees, and very tame leafy and earthy hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale and wheaty malt, passionfruit extract, further mixed tropical fruitiness (kiwi, maybe?), acidic lactic essences, even more domestic citrus esters, and a plainly underwhelming leafy, weedy, and earthy hoppiness.

The carbonation is off the fucking charts, what with its seemingly bottle-conditioned fizzy bullshit frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and not particularly smooth - see the earlier mention of overwrought bubbles in this sentence. It finishes trending dry, the fruit holding tough, but the general sourness not giving any quarter, either.

Overall, this is certainly a decently rendered fruity sour ale, the guest ingredient well represented, but the testy bubbles really make a mockery of what my palate can sanely withstand. Tasty, yeah, but yet a veritable pain in the ass to drink - what, has this brewery been taking cues from Mikkeller, or something?

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of distantmantra
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Mic333
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
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 -2%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
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 -8.1%

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