Purple Haze (Boysenberry) | McMenamins

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Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.87%

Availability: Summer

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Added by cbarrett4 on 07-22-2010

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 17
Reviews by flagmantho:
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3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap in a pint glass at the McMenamins in Mill Creek, WA.

Appearance: medium amber-orange hue with quite a bit of haze. Head is a finger of quite creamy white foam. I like it.

Smell: tart and lightly fruity aroma. Not bad, but boysenberry is not readily identifiable here.

Taste: moderately tart berry flavor with a lightly sweet and tart finish. There's some earthy aftertaste which isn't great, but overall not bad.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a satisfying creaminess. I quite like it.

Overall: not perfect, but very refreshing and drinkable and with a nice texture. If in the mood for a fruit beer, I'd easily have this again.

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Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of heather625
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of cbarrett4
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Though not a super serious beer, this lightly flavored Boysenberry wheat ale is top quality. I just wanted to pop a quick review in here in case anybody was considering a trip to any of the McMenamin's.

The appearance is good with a slight purple 'haze'. Very aromatic with a hint of wheat, hops, and some nice blue and black fruit (emphasis on berry).

The palate is very hefeweizen style with a faint hint of boysenberry, though not overpowering.

Finishes smooth and easy, begging for sip after sip.

I bought a couple of growlers worth, go check it out.

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jakewatt135
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of constantine_272
4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased a keg of this for a summer BBQ celebrating a graduation. Special thanks to Robert the brewer at the Hillsdale Mcmenamins! Great service and great beer!

A: Pinkish redish haze. Not quite purple but close. White head with low retention. Unfiltered; can't see through even the shallowest amount of beer.

S: Raspberry, strawberry and blackberry. Sweet with wheat notes.

T: Slightly sweet with raspberry. Beer finishes with tangy sour blackberry and black cherry notes with lemon pith and a mild coriander note. Trace amounts of green fresh grass at the end.

M: Finishes very clean begging another sip. Extremely drinkable when ice cold. Could stand to be slightly thinner but and easy session beer.

O: Extremely drinkable. Nice and mellow. Great summer beer. This was a hit with mostly everyone at the BBQ; even the beer snobs were coming around to it.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of mdavidson
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Purple Haze (Boysenberry) from McMenamins
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