Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft @ taproom. Hazy canary yellow. Intense passionfruit aroma. Body feels and tastes like fruit juice, and nothing more. I happen to like passionfruit. And as juice this is alright, but as beer, not so much. Even as juice, it lacks the natural tartness and bitter seed flavors that come from eating straight passionfruit.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap for the Euclid Hall Midnight Breakfast, thursday GABF 2011. Hazy yellow with a small but tight white head. Very light and fruity aroma, with passion fruit, lemon zest, pretty sweet and fruity nose without bitterness. Flavor is equally so. Taste is citrusy, tropical, juicy, sweet but not bitter. Delightful breakfast brew with touches of passion fruit and pineapple. Great quaffable body.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
entirely opaque medium-dark yellow body. pulpy fruit juice nose. medium-high citrus acid and hop bitterness, but almost the entire character of this beer is the passionfruit, which with the carbonation and bitterness leaves it resembling a mimosa - not bad, actually quite delicious, as mimosas can be - but not much beer to be noticed at all, and really no character of wheat coming through. might be fun to get drunk on the stuff, though.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, yellow. Very fruity aroma. Very much like juice. Tart, intense passion fruit . Pretty one-dimensional brew. It’s not unpleasant or anything, though and as a juice/beer I enjoyed it.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very cloudy lemon yellow with sticky white lacing. Fresh citrus & passionfruit on the nose. Palate is medium-bodied, crisp & fresh passionfruit, guava & grapefruit. No sweetness here, just fresh fruit on an even palate with a lingering finish. A. Really, really good fruit beer.
notalush (4584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy straw - nose of lemongrass, melon, lime, papaya, mango, pineapple - very tropical - very light and tart, border lining on sour with the acidity level - mango and passionfruit are very present, along with lemongrass and lime character - an interesting idea, but a bit overdone with the tartness.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured hazy straw yellow with white head, aroma has lots of fruit with notes of the passionfruit, pineapple, some mango and citrus notes, light touch of sour lemon, slight bread notes in there as well. Taste is nice and sweet, easy to drink, notes of tropical fruit with the passionfruit, mango and pineapple being the main tastes, some slightly tart lemon and citrus, touch of drying biscuit finishing clean and dry. Good stuff.
wchesser (989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fruit beer. The white belgian base is perfect for this. Nose is pretty much all papaya and the taste pretty much follows suit, with a bit of the citrusy/coriander notes you’d expect, but toned down from the White Rascal (which this probably riffs on). Cloudy light yellow with medium head and good carbonation.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the tasting room.
Pours a very cloudy and completely opaque pale golden yellow color with hints of golden straw when held to a light. Looks like a Berlinerweisse with a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into lasting ring. Chunks of lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy, spicy aroma with a bunch of citrus fruit, bready yeast and banana notes. Peppery with lemon zest and coriander/clove as well as a ton of citrus. Lots of lemon peel and the passion fruit really stands out.
Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a decent amount of dry spice up front that lingers over the bready yeast, banana and promient citrus into a slight dry finish. Lots of bready yeast and banana complimenting the strong lemon and passion fruit. This balances the spicy dryness resulting in a complex and very refreshing quaffable beer.
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught during GABF week at the brewery) very cloudy pour, lasting head of fine white bubbles. Nose of passion fruit, guava, peach, and very sweet. Taste of peach pulp, passions fruit nectar, wheat, light spices and orange juice. Medium body with a nectar-like consistency. Excellent and taste of real fruit. I had this at about 10am and it was a perfect breakfast beer!