Brekeriet Pink Passion

Reviewed by on September 26, 2018 in Gluten-Free Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Brekeriet

  • Origin: Landskrona, Sweden

  • Rated On: September 26, 2018

  • Best Before: March 21, 2023

  • ABV: 4.7%

  • Ideal Temperature: cold to cool

  • Style: Berliner Weissbier

  • Rating: GREAT !!

The Review

What we have here is a Berliner Weisse, made with passionfruit and hibiscus flowers – not mentioned is how they get this one to be ‘gluten-free’, when it contains barley, rye, and oats. Must have gone the enzyme route.

This 330ml bottle pours a clear, medium salmon amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and rather fizzy pale pink head, which leaves a few minor instances of cresting wave profile lace around the glass as it quickly sinks out of sight.

It smells of pungent passionfruit, some musty florals, gritty and grainy cereal malt, white saltine crackers, a bit of funky yeastiness, a hint of lactic acid, and very, very tame earthy, musky, and herbal green hop bitters.  The taste is tart red fruit (passionfruit, sure, but also guava and bing cherry), grainy and crackery pale malt, subtly estery purple flowers, mild sour milky notes, and virtually no sense of hop bitterness at all, which isn’t unexpected.  The carbonation is fairly active in its palate-surrounding frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and somehow smooth, with a strange glutinous creaminess evolving as things warm up a tad around here.  It finishes off-dry, barely, as the sour fruity character eases off the gas, at least until the next sip.

Overall – wow! This is one pleasant and refreshingly drinkable version of the style, with the two guest ingredients expertly meshed into the base brew.  Yeah, it’s pretty puckering, but in a nice frooty way, so this observer is a-ok with that.  Great stuff!

Brady White

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