jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange and copper coloured body with a smallish two centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, yeast, bread, fruit, alcohol and a lot of sugars - very nice, with the raspberries showing just as much as the purple haze. Medium-bodied; Strong rich malt and yeast flavours with some raspberries and other fruits noticeable. Sugars hit towards the end with caster sugar, honey and a bit of fruit-based sugars as well. Aftertaste is relatively straight-forward with the yeast, malt and a bit of raspberries showing through. Overall, a good beer that is more of a fruit beer than a Tripel, but this shows promise and is definitely recommended for anyone who likes Purple Haze. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Fair Lakes (Fairfax), Virginia on 16-February-2016 for US$3,99 sampled at our hotel in Langhorne, Pennsylvania on 15-October-2016 for our oldest daughter’s fourth birthday - Happy Birthday Claire!
JDBaker11058 (1963) - Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
appearance: cloudy gold, short and creamy white head that seems to have just a tiny hint of purple to it. aroma: scads of raspberry, hint of grassy hops and cracked wheat. taste: very sweet, with tons of sweet and tart raspberry, hint of blackberry too, with crackery malt notes and some white pepper with grassy hops. finish: lingering fruity sweetness, but still in balance with the sturdy base. notes: The normal version can be totally fine on a hot day, if not spectacular. This was actually quite, quite good. Almost felt like a strong Belgian ale. Bottle shared with Tom, Ted, and Dan at the brewpub; New Orleans trip 2016.
dfinney23 (2934) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a big fan of Purple Haze and this isn’t much of an improvement. Raspberry notes are a little off and there’s just not enough beeriness.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden amber pour with a quick dissipating head. Light fruit aromas with a touch of yeast. Flavor is light malt with hints of fruit, kinda thin.
eaglepark (8) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy golden color. Even though it has a high abc (8%), the alcohol is well hidden. Nice hoppy flavor with the added sweetness of raspberries.
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the tap into a snifter glass. The appearance is a murky golden color with a large white head. The aroma is slightly malt and alcohol fueled. The taste is a mild heavy alcohol flavor with some malt and bread. A really good beer.
Ratm22 (13) - - MAY 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh off the 2016 draft this unique style of a fruited and wheated golden lager is top notch. Great color thick with mild yeast tones. Small raspbery notes, not sweet. 8% ABV and smooth. Draft was so fresh and bright.
bubblehouse (1362) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Missed the mark. Very carbonated and really sweet. Just wasn’t for me. Wouldn’t drink again.
Itzjerm (2316) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet fruity and nice flavors. Nose is fresh fruit. Taste is fruit as well. Alcohol is well hidden.
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HourGlass13 (621) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy reddish gold color with an average off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is very fruity, and floral hops, with some funky yeast. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Moderate tart berry flavor with a hint of window cleaner. Something is off here.