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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Deep Purple is a wheat beer made with local concord grapes. It is fruity and tart and deep, deep purple

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2.9
Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
Tap at Governors Island Brewfest. I enjoy fruit beers but this one was just average. Poured a (yep) deep purple with a strong, mostly white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast and some fruit - grape? raspberry? Flavor had moderate sweetness but seemed a little muddled. I want my fruit beer crisp and clean. Not unpleasant, though.

3.6
djd07 (14517) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2017
On tap at Denver Rare Beer Tasting 8. Pours a dark purple with medium pinkish white head. The aroma is strong grape juice, oak, earth. Medium body, jammy grape, light tartness, very good.

2.9
Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2010
Colour of unfermented wine must with a thin white head. An interesting arma of Epsom salt, sulfurs and Welch grape juice. In mouth, sweetish grape must in mineral water, nice little salty notes, overall, a bizarre and off experiment. Tasted at CNY brewfest, Feb. 6 2010.

3.3
Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Sample at the brewpub. Hazy reddish-purple color with a thin and fizzy pinkish-purple head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Vinous aroma with wheat and malt notes. Medium body with flavors of grape juice and grainy malt. The finish is fruity with a grape and wheat aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.3
Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
Sampled on tap at the brewpub. Middling mouthfeel. Dry with residual sweetness. Grape aroma. A novelty.

3.3
blipp (9278) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Draft. Pours reddish with a thin head. Aroma is like grape juice, but not quite as sweet. The flavor has grape juice, red grape skins, light grainy notes, and a nice dry finish. Not too sweet.

3.7
jredmond (8285) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2011 Draft at rattle. Pours a Bright purple pink with no lacing. Aroma is fresh grape juice. Mouthfeel is thin and syrupy with notes of dry grapes. Simple, but to the point, and most of all original. I cannot recall the last time I tried a beer that was so uncanny to drinking grape juice.

2.5
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle. Purple pour with white head. Smells like grape juice. Well he’s grape juice flavor, but not as sweet and has a light malt tone.

3.2
Jow (3924) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. pours a deep fizzy purple. looks more like a wine cooler and tastes like a spritzer not really that beerey for me. but it was quite refreshing and since i was hungover was a nice intro back to beer world.

3.3
beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2010
On tap at the 2010 NFB&WF at Martha Clara Vineyard. I’ll preface my rating by saying that I have soft spot for concord grapes. I enjoy them very much and grew them for years. Pours a hazy purple with a fizzy pink head. The flavor is concord grapes along with some mild malt. Not really getting any influence from the wheat. Effervescent and fizzy on the palate; this drinks more like a wine cooler than a beer. Not something I would drink regularly, but a nice summer refresher.


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