bpreo (2529) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purple Haze, or was it Purple Rain? Maybe they are the same thing. It was a Fruit Beer in disguise. Great taste.
Sarlacc83 (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Oak Hills.
A: Hazy dulled purple with a pink head.
N: Sweet tarts, boysenberry, cracker, lemon rind, sugar, grass, and earth.
T: Lightly tart and sweet.
M: Light body, soft carbonation, no alcohol.
O: Basically Ruby with boysenberries and not raspberries. However, this tastes less like corn so I’ll add 2 points.
andrewje41 (2872) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour pint at the brand new McMenamins Anderson School. I’m going to add this place on my resume under education. Pours a peach color? Kinda. No head. Candy sweet aroma. Flavor is subtle mixed berry, without the overpowering factor. Fruit flavor only moderately sweet. Pretty good.
sueandron (12) - Sublimity, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
slowrunner77 (10142) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"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.............................."
douglas88 (8402) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent alternate version of Ruby. Nice and tart, great wheat flavor on the back end.
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troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.