Monday, July 28, 2014

Breakside Passionfruit Sour Ale

Type: flavored Berliner weisse
Origin: Portland, Oregon
Price: $6.59 per 22 oz
ABV: 4.4%
NSP: 4.34
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I bought this one completely on a whim. I'm an adjunct sucker, and what bigger adjunct can you get besides passionfruit. I must admit, I have never eaten a passionfruit on its own, so really have no ability to pick its characteristics out of a beer. All I know is this is a damn good beer, and quite interesting to boot. The first sip is sour. Like Cascade sour. Pure brett action just ripping your gums away. This is not barrel aged, so you don't get much subduing of the flavors. The predominant fruit coming through for me is apricot. Then a huge surprise: the finish is very much straight blonde ale. The sour disappears, giving your throat much needed relief. It completely baffles me how such a strong sour character disappears on the finish, but I am not complaining. This is definitely a unique brew and I think both the inexperienced sour drinker and the fanatic will both find qualities to enjoy in this.

1 comment:

  1. ADOLPH AND I GOT DRUNK THERE RECENTLY AND THEN I SHARTED

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