Frucht: Passion Fruit
Bruery Terreux

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Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #83
Ranked #5,274
4.09 | pDev: 7.09%
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
Frucht: Passion FruitFrucht: Passion Fruit
Notes: Foeder-aged Berlin style wheat ale with passion fruit.
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Jsalz21 from New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at Total Wine and More - River Edge NJ. Oak Foeder soured Berliner Weiss with Passion fruit.

A: Pours very hazy yellow, with orange highlights. Head dissipates quickly like ginger ale fizz.

S: Mostly aromas of passion fruit and oak. The crisp, vinous character of the passion fruit is clearly most dominant.

T: Sour passion fruit, oak tannins, candied lemon peel, maybe a touch of bright wheat underneath all of it. It is quite straightforward, but everything works well. Aftertaste is almost a little funky, but citric as well.

F: Sourness is excellent, nothing noticeably off. As soon as it hits my palate is starts with a salivary reaction and lightly puckering effect.

Much more tame than a lot of oak aged sours I find, it does pretty good for what it is. Narrow but not boring complexity, an interesting mouthfeel and mix of its fruits with oak character.

Feb 08, 2021
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Roguer from Georgia

4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good head production for the style; quickly gone. Body is quite hazy, lively, and a peachy shade of orange.

Peach, passion fruit, oak, and tannins on the nose. Fairly light and straight forward, but very inviting.

Impressively sour on the palate, imparting sharp tones of citric acid and vinegar. Very puckering. Before the sourness has completely faded, the passion fruit comes along and adds a wonderfully natural and organic fruity sweetness. After the sourness has crested, the fruit has its own moment to shine, it too then fading into a neutral, light malt and wheat finish.

This beer would be absolutely crushable if not for the extreme sourness - exactly where I want this beer.

Jan 23, 2021
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HugoBossk from California

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - pours a clear gold. Initially forms a large head that very quickly dissipates. Heavy carbonation.

S - Despite its sour nature, still smells like a wheat beer! Familiar smells of wheat combine with passionfruit for a nice if not wonderful nose.

T - Much sourer than you may expect. Hits upfront with puckering tartness that gives way to passionfruit flavors. Finish leaves a lingering passionfruit impression.

M - Light bodied and dry. Carbonation is nominal, not overly carbonated but rather bubbly all the same. Rather dry, but allows for the passionfruit flavor to shine and persist.

O - A solid if not remarkable entry in the Frucht series, a great summer sour. Light, low ABV, and a pretty delicious passionfruit flavor. Doesn't stand with Terreux's best beers, but a respectable offering at a great price.

Jan 22, 2021
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SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a light golden orange topped by a dense and slightly rocky two and a half fingers of white head which fade quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of light sourness, passion fruit, and some creamy wheat along with a hint of vanilla which could be in my head.
T: Taste is a nice sourness with some lemony zing, passion fruit, creamy wheat and slight vanilla. On the swallow there's more sourness, passion fruit, creamy wheat and vanilla with some lingering tartness.
M: This beer has a body which is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is effervescent and slightly prickly while the beer has a drying finish from the acidity.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer. It has some great flavors and some decent complexity without being super heavy. This is definitely a great beer to enjoy on a hot day. Well worth a try if this one comes back and you like the style.

Jul 29, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with almost no head of foam. It smelled of lemon and sweet tropical fruits. Very tart and sour with lemon. The passion fruit adds sweetness.

May 21, 2019
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2017 bottle.
This was poured into a stange.
The appearance was a mild bright orange color with a light fizzy white head that dissolved immediately to provide no lacing.
The aroma had the sweet to tart passion fruit up front a mild red cherry to oaky funk sour-ness flowing into some acidic fruit seed.
The flavor started off tart with a sturdy acidic fruitiness playing with some passion fruit seed and find it's way into a sticky funk. Good level of sour here. Mild aftertaste of passionfruit sweet tartness with it's seeds.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Nice sour pucker on my tongue with a mild stickiness. Damn nice passionfruity tart grab on the finish.
Overall, seemed more of a tart/sour-ed fruit beer, but very well done. Where's the sour-ed wheat? Still, it's one I'd come back to for me.

Jul 21, 2018
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a two finger fizzy white head. The head fades quickly leaving no lacing.

S - Aroma is pale wheat, straw and passion fruit.

T - The taste is tart passion fruit, green apple skin, lemon, lime, white vinegar, wheat and light yeast.

M - Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a solid fruited Berliner. The flavors are clean and refreshing. Very nice for a warm afternoon.

May 05, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i really like a berliner style aged in oak, i think its an extremely flattering quality most of the time. it gives the souring bacterial acidity a little more complexity, it teases wild yeast characteristics, and i think when they are fruited like this one is, it gives a nice mellow earthy balance to the sweet fruit. this is golden and rich looking from the bottle, less intensely fruity looking than some of the other variants i have had, but thats passion fruit more than it is volume of fruit i reckon. not much head after it settles down either, but this isnt wanting for carbonation. beautiful white wine tang and passion fruit tartness in the nose and flavor, hints of lemon and chardonnay and light bretty funk somehow, unique in a berliner. the passion fruit is juicy and natural tasting, super robust in here, but it still tastes like beer with some dry white wheat giving it some cereal flavor and a little body to stand up to the acidity. pretty good pucker on this, not super sour, but long and tart with the fruit contributing a lot to that too. the oak is mild but its critical for unifying the beer, and it really does add a cool complexity to this, giving it a lot more maturity and yeast character it seems than it would have without it. one of the better editions of this beer i have had so far, they have a winner in this series! a standout for me in a lineup with a number of other similar beers...

Dec 26, 2017
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light copper in color with no head, but plenty of carbonation bubbles. It honestly looks like apple juice.
The aroma is of pale wheat and sweet and tropical passion fruit. I'm tasting the passion fruit, pear, pale wheat, and faint green apple. The mouth is moderately carbonated and very dry.

Nov 05, 2017
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superspak from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/21/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin ring of bubbles pretty quickly. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon, lime, pear, green apple, pineapple, berry, white grape, hay, straw, oak, pepper, wheat, and cracker; with light notes of leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, passion fruit, oak, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon, lime, pear, green apple, pineapple, berry, white grape, hay, straw, oak, pepper, wheat, and cracker; with light notes of leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness; light yeast/oak spiciness and fruit tang on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/sour passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon, lime, pear, green apple, pineapple, berry, white grape, hay, straw, oak, pepper, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, passion fruit, oak, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/sourness balance; slightly increasing pucker after the finish. Moderate dryness from tart/sourness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/acidic, and lightly tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited Berliner weisse! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, passion fruit, oak, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the balanced sour/lactic/drying finish. Not super heavy on Lacto like most Bruery sours tend to be. Very well balanced with fruit and malts, with pleasant levels of Brett complexity. A highly enjoyable offering.

Aug 05, 2017
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bnes09 from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lemon yellow with an orange hue. Good clarity. No head. Beautiful fresh, juicy, ripe, tropical mango and passion fruit aroma. So fresh smelling its like the skin is in the beer. Quite sour and not much wheat character. Slight funk. No barrel character. Fresh, tropical fruit throughout. Light bodied with lively bubbles. Bone dry finish. Very good brew. Aroma is by far the best part.

Jun 15, 2017
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cvm4 from Mississippi

4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pours a hazy gold body with a fizzy one finger eggshell colored head.

S - Typical grain element with fruit around.

T - A tart, puckering and grainy beer with passion fruit.

F - Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - I know this is one of the older releases, but I think this is a solid series.

Jan 27, 2017
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden color with some wheat haze swirling around. Fine 1/3" white head. The aroma pops lacto sour, wheat and heavy passion fruit. No skimping on the fruit.

Taste, deliciouso! The passion fruit drops heavy, the body remains light, although heavier than Hottenroth. Refreshing. Clean sour notes. Very sour for style. Its not what I would call a traditional berliner weisse, but it is more of like a blend between a wild ale and a berliner, kind of like Phantom Carriage with bavik and the broadacres base. Very good in that sense. Will buy more, will drink all through summer.

Oct 24, 2016
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Koral from Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: translucent golden
Smell: passion fruit out the wazoo, combined with a tart tang from the acidity
Taste: loads of passionfruit, tart acidic tang, citrus notes
Feel: tart and dry, but not too dry to overshadow the delicious fruit sweetness

Overall a great ad affordable selection from The Bruery

Oct 24, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Mark, thanks man.

This one pours a clear reddish orange, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells like very tart and sour passionfruit- it smells like this is going to taste pretty puckering.

This has that classic Bruery pucker to it, super sour, but a very good expression of the fruit. This has a hint of leathery and lemony funk- but mostly just passionfruit. It's one dimensional but very tasty anyway.

This has a lighter body to it, with a crisp and very juicy mouthfeel.

The Bruery's sours can sometimes be overwhelming. This is super sour, but it's not overwhelming, which is nice.

Sep 25, 2016
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mothman from Minnesota

3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

White head. Golden color.

Very sour and tart. Lots of fruit. Passion fruit. Orange and mango. Citrusy. Lemony.

Light bodied. Ends clean.

Decent beer, but very very sour.

Aug 24, 2016
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ThickNStout from Georgia

3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery's Society. Bottled 2/26/16. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours an opaque, pale gold with just over two fingers of fizzy white head. That froth settles quickly to a thin haze. Eventually even the haze disappears, leaving neither retention nor lace.

Smells of soured pale malts, tart fruity pulp and some earthy wood. A tad restrained but pleasant enough.

Puckering sour, acidic citrus hits the palate immediately. Flavors of tart wheat grain, sweet passion fruit, berry seeds, lemon and some vague wet wood. Very sour but still goes down pretty easily.

Light body with perky carbonation. The near bracing sour leaves the palate slightly numb for a finish of seeded fruit, lemonade and oak.

This second installment in the Frucht series is a tasty and incredibly tart easy drinker. Looking forward to experiencing the rotating fruit selections they have in store for us.

Aug 13, 2016
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear light gold hue with a thin head that fades immediately.

S - Aromas of big musky passion fruit. Super fresh, very potent. Really pleasant.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, excellent musky very very tart passion fruit. Nice fruity sweetness. Excellent fruity notes, shocking.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little fluffy, really solid.

O - Overall this was a very very good beer. Excellently done with incredible passion fruit notes. Nice.

Serving Type: bottle

Aug 12, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a big fizzy head that fades pretty quickly, mostly clear slight hazy tan color.

Nose big musty passion fruit, little tart fruit, so much dank musty passion fruit and fruity, little tart malt and syrupy thing.

Taste very tart, sour passion fruit, dank passion fruit and juicy tart fruit, so much fresh passion fruit, tart acidic little apple pear like and lemony, pretty tasty, little creamy wheat. Finish little flemmy tart acidic passion fruit lingering, touch funk.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, big sour tart little flemmy acidic.

Overall better than I expected, fun tart fruit, big passion fruit so much fresh passion fruit, great execution, so well done.

Aug 12, 2016
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ReviewingUnderInfluence from Canada (AB)

3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Picked this one up at their Bruery a little while back just to find out it came to Alberta a little while later haha. Light mouthfeel tons of sweet and tart passionfruit and a beautiful mouth-puckering sourness. Awesome!

Aug 09, 2016
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle at some hosers place, 17/7/16
Slight haze in a golden orange body, not much for head or lace, passion fruits massive, pretty much all passion fruit, with a hint of wood, lemon, and lots of vinegar. This one turns your mouth inside out, massive sour pucker on this one

Jul 20, 2016
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, another release under their Terreux line, now with the Frucht: series (fruit, in German).

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat fizzy bone-white head, which leaves pretty much nothing in the way of lace near the glass as it quickly melts away.

It smells of sharply tart passion fruit, sure, lemon rind, a more robust yet muddled tropical fruitiness, grainy pale and wheat malt, earthy yeast, maybe some of those sour chalky candies from when I was a kid, and some faint funky woodiness. The taste is rather acerbic and tart generic stone fruit (the sweet flesh of the passion variety now lost in the mire), crackery and wafer-like pale malt, lemon extract, a still tame sodden woody character (some funk, some toasted oak), and a hint of mineral flintiness.

The carbonation is quite pervasive in its sassy and gassy frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and smooth, I suppose, if your palate has already made the necessary adjustments (long-term and short-term). It finishes off-dry, just, as the ghosts of passion fruit and malt past well up a bit from under the weak floorboards.

Overall, this is certainly a decent rendition of the style, nice and bracing in its tartness, and not too funky from whatever was pulled out of that foeder. However, if, like others, they were expecting the added passion fruit to play the part of the traditional syrup serving side, this one just doesn't play that way - the fruit, as detailed, is duly assimilated into the acrid whole. Big boy, and hipster beer-nerd sour, all around.

Jul 16, 2016
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TrojanRB from California

3.57/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours without any head whatsoever.

Smells sweet....passion fruit, fig, guava, candied ginger

Tastes quite sour, and although citrus and tart apple are present, they aren't in balance

Light, tart, dry. Thirst quenching on a hot day

Jul 04, 2016
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Myotus from Texas

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured gently at 45°F from a 750ml bottle (bottled on 24Feb16) into a tulip. Consumed on 19Jun16.
LOOK: Pours with a half finger of white foam that shrivels down to a line within ten seconds. Yellow in color with a high amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are subtle amount and small in size. Lacing is thin and scarce.
SMELL: Very strong aromas of passion fruit can be sensed as the brew is poured. Subtle wheat, mango, pineapple, sour green apple, lemon zest, earthy yeast, and oak aromas support the intense passion fruit.
TASTE: Strong sour green apple tartness initially bursts on to the palate and is instantly balanced by mild passion fruit and subtle pineapple, papaya, and mango flavors. A malt balance is presented mid-palate as mild flavors of wheat and lemon zest enter. Subtle early yeast and oak flavors close out the taste theatrical as all previous flavors maintain.
FEEL: Light-bodied with subtle amounts of carbonation. Goes down somewhat smooth. Finishes dry. Tartness from the brew playfully agitates the tongue.
NOTE: A great Berliner from Terreux. Some beers of this style that I come across are unsophisticated and bore the palate. That wasn't the case for this one. These guys known how to create complex beers and I appreciate that more and more as I traverse the beer universe.

Jun 25, 2016
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Greasy from Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Bruery finally started distribution in Kentucky and naturally, I am excited to try anything and everything they've got.

A: Pours a cloudy peach with a rapidly fizzling head.

S: A nice profile of citrus, slight passion fruit notes.

T: Not a ton of passion fruit in the taste, but still a nice flavor profile.

M: Light in body, low carbonation and mouth puckering sourness.

O: The most sourness I've personally had in a berliner. It was borderline overwhelming. Perhaps I need more examples to refine my taste buds.

Jun 18, 2016
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