“How you have fallen from heaven, O Morning Star, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, O destroyer of nations.” You don’t get much more metal than Lucifer himself, ruler of Hell. Quite what he has to do with a saffron and passionfruit sour beer from Skåne is up to your own interpretation I suppose. Yet here we are, with a fruit sour from Brekeriet with a most biblical of names. Of course it went straight into the tasting, and I’m glad it did.
Bright electric gold in colour, this was almost vibrantly shining with a touch of cloud also present. Zero head formed, yet medium carbonation was evident upon inspection. The saffron came through on the nose along with the sharp passionfruit tang. This tingled on the tongue, with a real sharp lemon juice acidity. The saffron followed through the passionfruit into the taste but it was not overbearing. There wasn’t really anything else of note to this beer taste wise apart from those two things. I would have liked it to be a bit more complex but it did what it said on the bottle so I can’t be too harsh on the beer. The aftertaste was long, and stayed well, with an extremely dry tropical fruit finish.
I wouldn’t say this was particularly easy to drink, but it was still nicely made. This wasn’t the type of beer you wanted to chug, and I would recommend sharing a bottle as a whole one to yourself would be quite overpowering to the taste buds. This wasn’t my favourite sour but still well crafted and I’m ure a lot of sour beer fans would definitely find this to be excellent. I still don’t see the Lucifer connection but then again if Jesus could turn water into a good Merlot, who am I question such things?