McMenamins Purple Haze
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.39%
A light, crisp and refreshingly fruity ale. Slightly more tart and fuller bodied than our Ruby recipe, this is a pub favorite. Made with boysenberries instead of raspberry puree.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (2111) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Purple Haze, or was it Purple Rain? Maybe they are the same thing. It was a Fruit Beer in disguise. Great taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sueandron (12) - Sublimity, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2015
This is one of our favorite fruit beers. Too bad it is a seasonal beer. The boysenberries I grow are great but this beer is a wonderful, new way to enjoy the great taste of boysenberries. The color is very pleasing the taste of boysenberries is not over powering, just the right hint of the berry flavor. We have tried this beer at several of McMenamins establishments.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
On tap @ McMenamins Barley Mill. Dark pinkish pour with a white head. Grass and some dried fruits on the nose. Mild tang and seedy fruits. Some skin as well. The flavor is kind of bland. A decent bit of fruit, but not overly intense. A bit seedy, tangy, and dry. More bitter than expected. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7485) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Hazy pink, lightly tart and fruity. Refreshing for sure bit not a whole lot going on. I prefer the ruby head to head fairly easily.............................."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (7447) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Pours a mostly cloudy dark copper, reddish hue. A sweet fruit splenda nose. The flavor is semi-tart, grapes, some husk, sugary sweet at times. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2013
On draught at McMenamins Chapel Pub. Cloudy reddish purple color. Prominent peanut butter and marionberry jelly sandwich aroma. Berry and wheat taste, but never lives up to promising aroma. Ends a little light and watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Decent alternate version of Ruby. Nice and tart, great wheat flavor on the back end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Draught. Poured hazy amber purple with thin white head. Little lacing. Slight berry aroma, but not noticeable as boysenberry. Lot of berry in flavour, but some hop to keep it from being too sweet. Tart berry and hop finish, but very light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Draught @ John Barleycorns:   Hazy amber with a pinkish hue, thin sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Artificial berry like nose.   Cereal like malts as well.   Quite artificial on the tongue.   Does have a berry flavor, but to discern that its Boysenberry is hard to do.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but bordering on thin.   Finishes very cereal like, witha very artificial berry like tinge.   I wouldn’t even call it flavor because its very transparent.   Ruby is okay, but this one lacks even more.   Don’t bother trying if you want a Fruit Beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillKismet (3562) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Translucent, hazy pink-amber, salmon color. Light, airy, enjoyable piquant boysenberry aroma tempts the nose. Watery body washes light boyseberry over the tongue. Easy drinking summer refresher with light fruit flavor, but too little body. No sourness. Easy fruit finish.

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