Big Rock Purple Gas - Big Rock Brewery

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 21
rAvg: 3.48
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Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: schnarr84 on 04-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A new set of cans from Big Rock, right now only available in their 'Swinger Series'.
355 ml can, named for the dyed tax-free farm vehicle gasoline, and a picture of a purple pick-up truck on the label. A salute to the Alberta farmers.
From the label: "Golden Alberta Wheat, vibrant Saskatoon berries and delectable Agave combine to fuel big thirsts as Purple Gas Ale. This prairie delight achieves its smooth taste by balancing the tartness of the berries with the sweetness of the agave while pumping its tank full of Alberta wheat, providing an alcohol content of 5.2%. Ingredients: Saskatoon Berries, Pale Malt, Hops, Agave Nectar."

Clear, golden colored liquid, but if you stare long enough there is a hint of purple highlight. This layer of white bubbles, minimal head retention or lace.
Fruity sweet smell from the Saskatoon berries, some grainy malt, along with some wet hay-like aromas. The taste is fruity up front, sweet saskatoon berries. Grainy wheat malt, very slight hop notes. Lots of carbonation streams rise from the bottom of the glass, keep it bubbly and light. Ligt to medium body, smooth, sugary sweet finish.
A typical fruit beer, not sure that I could pick out agave as an ingredient. Refreshing, easy to drink summer beer.

Ligh body, medium carbonation tingle, (1,286 characters)

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3.63/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

355ml can, part of Big Rock's Swingers 2013 summer mixed pack. Growing up in semi-rural Alberta, the concept of purple gasoline was familiar enough to me, I'm just surprised that Wild Rose didn't beat them to the punch on this.

This beer pours a clear, very pale golden straw hue, with one finger of thinly foamy, fizzy, faintly purple-tinted white head, which dissipates rather quickly, leaving little in the way of lace around the glass.

It smells of sweet berry juice (a little purple grape and apple), pale grainy malt, a twinge of yeast, a bit of clover honey, and very tame, almost ethereal hay-like hops - quite the rural Alberta aroma. The taste is fruity, kind of edgy saskatoon berries (which do indeed come off quite similar to blueberries or huckleberries), weak wheaty grain, earthy, rather dry honey notes, and a musty, kind of dusty hoppiness. More countryside Alberta essence, to be sure.

The carbonation is a bit frothy at times, but is generally a non-issue, the body medium-light in weight, and generically smooth. It finishes well on the off-dry side, the sugary berries and weird earthy sweetness really pushing all else out.

Everything's here - the fruit, the agave (in various somewhat underwhelming guises), and the plain wheat ale, one that likely has much owing to Grasshopper. A pleasant, smile-inducing ode to a bit of our cultural heritage, while not that complex, goes down well enough, and will do well during our way too short summer patio season. (1,483 characters)

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3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can: Poured a clear golden color ale with a small foamy head with average retention. Aroma of light sweet berries notes with light sweet malt notes. Taste is also dominated by sweet berries taste with subtle agave notes and sweet malt finish. Body is light with good carbonation. Simple beer with mostly syrup taste fruit added and limited amount of complexity makes for an OK light refreshing beer. (399 characters)

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

355ml can poured into pint glass 13/4/13

A pale golden copper with plenty of tiny bubbles popping up from everywhere feeding a short lived finger of foam that leaves no lace

S I can't remember the last time I had a Saskatoon berry but it smells like blueberry and rhubarb to me, some cream and honey with some wheat, reminds me of a fruity Grasshopper

T what I smell with a little hay and some generic macro notes, I preferred the nose as it has more fruity notes and less macro

M feels about right being fairly thin and well carbonated, just a little fruit loops on the finish

O pretty basic stuff but easy enough to drink, a Summer swiller that the wife would like

not a bad fruity wheat beer but nothing to write home about, I wouldn't buy the mixed 15 pack for three more of these (795 characters)

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3.87/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the new swinger pack from Big Rock. 355 ml can poured into Big Rock pint glass. Sweetness from the Agave is noticed up front followed by malt and Saskatoon berry flavour. Very slight hop and the alcohol is not noticeable at 5.2%. Medium body, medium carbonation tingle, slight lingering berry after taste. definitely sessionable summer beer i would drink again and again. beats all the lime stuff they keep throwing at us (426 characters)

Big Rock Purple Gas from Big Rock Brewery
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