Purple Puffs
Angry Chair Brewing

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #88
ABV:
4%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,838
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 8.15%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
48
From:
Angry Chair Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  6
Gots
  6
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Purple PuffsPurple Puffs
Notes: Brewed with marshmallow, black currant and blackberry.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 48 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by BEERchitect:
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

With copious additions of both blackcurrants and blackberry, the berlinerweiss style will never be the same again. Taking what's worst about Easter candy and turning it into beer has us all fearing the peeps.

Purple Puffs pours a ridiculous dark neon purple color and hazy to suggest creaminess and weight. A tarnish pink froth begins rolling onto the nose with the curious, tantalizing and highly alluring scent of both dark berry and marshmallow. Beer or dessert? The nose can hardly tell. But its taste is succinct with pulled candy, fruit sweetness and a hint of sourdough.

Juicy, bold with dark fruit, and relaxing from its sweeter introductions, the expression of blackcurrant and blackberry begin to shine with a robust fruit forward taste and a peppery tartness that glides right into the underling sourness of the wheat beer underneath. Lime, lemon, green apple, gooseberry, kiwi and melon all play second fiddle to the berry additions but provide a rounded sourness and an understated set of complexities. A finish of creaminess and vinous spice are suggestive of marshmallow but with balance.

Medium bodied for sour ale but shedding its sweetness swiftly, the linger of vanilla offers support and balance for a long linger of berry spices along with impressions of pickling brine from the sourness of ale to round out the session. Both refreshing and savory, the ale lingers medium long on the after with hints of beet and vinegar in the background.

Sep 12, 2017
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Kurmaraja from California

3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 04, 2019
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FLBeerGuy from Florida

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 24, 2020
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bcsbeer from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 13, 2017
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Scottsbeer from Florida

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 20, 2020
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 24, 2018
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Alieniloquium from Florida

2.8/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

750 mL bottle. Bright purple gusher with a pink foamy head. Smells really nice. Marshmallow and currant. Tastes of currant. Kinda green too. Bitter, dry, and a little oxidized. Very little sourness. Medium light. Possibly too old, but it just doesn't taste very good.

May 15, 2018
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aasher from Indiana

4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one very unique beer. The beer pours a cloudy atomic blackberry purple in color. It looks like beet juice with a nice and foamy bright pink head. The nose is a mix of raspberry and marshmallow. It's an odd mix but it works. The mouthfeel is the game changer. The marshmallow adds a very distinct, unique creamy mouthfeel. This was a big hit with everyone that tried it. I'd definitely buy this again.

May 28, 2017
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IrishColonial from Texas

3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 13, 2017
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BMart from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apr 20, 2017
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vfgccp from New York

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 03, 2017
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sent to me from a buddy. Deeeeep purple color. About 1 inch head on aggressive pour. Smell is berries and marshmallows. Flavor is dumbed-down marshmallows and nice sweetness from the berries. Tangy. Body wasn't what I expected based on the pour, but a little bit thinner, amazingly, like a Berliner. Overall, this is a pretty snazzy brew. Enjoyed it.

Apr 20, 2018
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mattreitz49 from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 28, 2017
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hopkrid from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 13, 2018
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SadMachine from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 11, 2017
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dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 18, 2017
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Mike from New Hampshire

4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 24, 2017
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smartassboiler from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 23, 2017
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jschott75 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 25, 2018
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cyrushire from Florida

4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sep 23, 2017
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bcp5296d from North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another nailed concept beer. Again, so many people trying to judge this "to style". Its an experimental beer. Perfect amount of lactose, paired with a nice little candy punch. I dare any other brewery to brew a peeps beer better than this.

Jun 29, 2017
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Deltoro from Florida

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dec 08, 2016
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mrn1ceguy from Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 17, 2018
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darker purple body, one finger white head. Fair retention, no lacing. Smell is essentially kix cereal; sweet berry along with a bit of grainy sweetness, bit of vanilla sweetness, cocoa bitterness to balance it out some. Light acetic acidity. Flavour follows, with a fair bit of lemon and berry sweetness to it. Again, tastes like a cereal, odd indeed. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, refreshing with a nice marshmallow and berry sweetness. A strange beer, it works but still remains a bit off.

May 06, 2018
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kreg02 from Illinois

4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 24, 2018
Purple Puffs from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 48 ratings