“Double the passionfruit, double the yuzu and double the ABV, but just as sessionable as the original, this imperial version of an annual favourite packs a serious punch with balanced tartness and a semi-dry finish. It’s the same Passionista you know and love, dialled up several notches to celebrate summer.”
Appearance: Hazy golden pour capped off by a thumb of super fizzy head which rapidly disappears. Zero retention so zero lacing.
Aroma: We remember when they first released the original version back in 2019 (we think) it was close to beer of the summer for one of us. Tropical summery vibes thanks to the waves of sweet, nectary passionfruit countered by the immense tartness of the yuzu. Just like this dialled up version…but with double the ABV! Subtle hints of apricot, peach, vanilla and kaffir lime as well. Get in my belly.
Flavour: Yummo! Sweet, sour, nectary. Hiding the booze very well. Obviously the passionfruit dominates and the tart yuzu plays more of a support and balance role. Delicate hay/straw, wheat grains, apricot, peach and more obscure herbaceous notes. A well balanced and light fruity finish which pulls up a bit short.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light on and vibrant. A spritzy Co2 and an extremely well masked 7.6% ABV.
Overall: To be honest there’s very little difference between this and the OG…the most noticeable difference is that we’re getting drunk a bit quicker! Still, a cracking sour which begs to be crushed on a hot summer arvo.