Wayward Sourpuss is a raspberry Berliner Weisse. It’s a traditional German sour wheat ale which has a hazy pink glow from the addition of raspberries.
Rocketing in popularity since Wayward opened their Camperdown venue in 2015, Sourpuss is more readily available from the brewery throughout the warmer months.
For lovers of the beer, it’s interesting to see how it varies from batch to batch. The wheatiness is more pronounced now than when it first came out of the Camperdown facility.
This batch to batch variation is intriguing, particularly with a beer of this style. The raspberry flavour gives an impression of sweetness but it can also come across as tart or tangy. These fruit characteristics complement the sour base very well.
Sourness, as in this style of beer, comes from the addition of lactobacillus, a bacteria used to give a refreshing tartness.
All the elements of Sourpuss come together to make a delicious beer. Light carbonation and a quaffable body make it easy to drink. While the fragrant, fruity raspberry and light tartness excite the tastebuds and refresh the palate.
Wayward Sourpuss: An Accessible Sour Beer
Sour beers are often mistakenly seen as sitting at the challenging endof the beer spectrum. But with beers like Sourpuss it’s not the case.
The raspberry flavour is familiar and approachable, while anyone who like a glass of wine will recognise the level of acidity in a Berliner Weisse.
Sourpuss is one of the most refreshing beers being brewed in Sydney and it’s perfect for hot summer days. Now available in four packs from the brewery and craft bottle shops, it’s a good one to keep in the fridge throughout December and January.
At 3.8% it’s very easy to drink. It’s fantastic for a session but you could also pair it with food such as an Eton mess dessert or a light and crispy garden salad.
From: Camperdown, NSW
Beer style: Berliner Weisse
Pair with: On its own as a session beer or with Eton mess
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