Little Bang The Passion Of The Schwang & UFP 12: The Froth Element

Style
Pass & NEIPA
ABV
3.0% & 5.2%

The Schwang is back, rearing its beautiful sour, fruity head just in time for some warm weather and a season of partying and festivities. A large variety of fruit has featured under the Schwang banner, but not passionfruit – until now. It's found inside a low ABV, zingy, tart hot weather negator, with The Passion of the Schwang kettle soured before passionfruit was added to the fermenter.

Bright yellow in colour, there's a certain murky, pulpy cloudiness reminiscent of the fruit’s gooey interior. The juicy aroma is unmistakeable, as if there are several vines worth in every glass. Sweetness rears up early, before things turn tart, sour and dry, an experience that's both pleasantly juicy and seriously quaffable over multiple cans.

The Stepney brewers reference Luc Besson's bold and bonkers The Fifth Element (also referenced in Akasha's Korben D) for the twelfth entry in their Undercover Fashion Police series. The Froth Element gives Centennial, Denali and Lemondrop hops the starring role, creating a lovely bouquet of floral and citrus aromas, along with some orange and a little resin. An extremely soft mouthfeel and relatively light body make for an easy-drinking NEIPA in which bitterness is non-existent, officially sitting at 5.7 IBUs, which in turn allows for resinous, grassy, lime and rosewater flavours to meld with a little upfront sweetness, before things dry out a little on the back palate.

Matt King

Published December 15, 2020

Name
Little Bang Brewing
Address

25 Henry Street
Stepney
SA 5069

Phone
(08) 8362 7761
Open Hours

Wed & Thurs: 5pm to 10pm
Fri & Sat: midday to 10pm
Sunday: midday to 6pm

Regular events

Wed: Quiz Night
Monthly: New episodes on their YouTube channel

Tours

Yes! Get in touch for details

Black Bad Boy Bao 2024 B
CBCo Goldy

More from Little Bang Brewing

Little Bang Safe Space Volume 1, 2 & 3
Hazy IIPAs
All 8.4%
Little Bang Bliss Point & Emotional Rescue
Hazy IPA & DDH DIPA
7.2% & 9.4%
Little Bang Retro Feels New World West Coast IIPA
West Coast IIPA
7.8%
Little Bang Love Bomb Oat Cream DIPA
Oat Cream Double IPA
8.2%
Little Bang Brewing & Banks Colorado Weed Money
Oat Cream Pale
4.9%
Little Bang Spacer & The Perfect Pale Ale
Alcohol-Free APA & Aussie Pale
<0.5% & 4.1%
Little Bang Brewing Lupulus Verde & Zero Kelvin
Dry-Hopped Sour & Cold IPA
4.4% & 7.1%
Little Bang Brewing Tangent #4
Barrel-Aged Sour Blend
7.4%
Little Bang Brewing 12,000 Hazy IPAs
Hazy IPA
6.3%
Little Bang Brewing Zingibeer
Ginger Beer
4.4%
Little Bang Experimental Barrel Series: Tangent #3
Blended Barrel-Aged Sour Ale
9.2%
Little Bang Brewing Undercover Fashion Police 11: Hopocalypse Now
NEIPA
5.1%
Little Bang Brewing Undercover Fashion Police 10: Haze of Thunder
Double NEIPA
9.1%
Little Bang Brewing Undercover Fashion Police 9: The Hops Must Be Hazy
NEIPA
5.7%
Little Bang Brewing Chipotle Panther
Smoked Chilli Chocolate Porter
6.5%
Little Bang Brewing Schwang Black Label
Imperial Mixed Berry Sour
8.0%
Little Bang Brewing Tangent #2 (formerly Rabbit Hole #2)
Blended, Barrel-Aged Sour Ale
6.5%
Little Bang Brewing Schwangermelon
Watermelon Sour
3.0%
Little Bang Brewing Tangent #1: Gin/Shiraz Barrel Saison (formerly Rabbit Hole #1)
Barrel-Aged Saison
4.4%
Little Bang Brewing Schwangberry & Guava sNEIPA
Raspberry Sour / Sour NEIPA
3.0% / 5.1%