The Purple One
Foam Brewers

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #724
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
88
Ranked #17,203
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 6.23%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
20
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Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: Black currants added during fermentation.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 20 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Jesterr44 from Canada

3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I think this may be a better beer than I think b/c the style is not my preference so my scores give it the benefit of the doubt. My wife ordered this on tap at the brewery and enjoyed it, but as it is, she drinks about half a pint so i got to have the rest! It looks great, the name is fitting. Sour is the first word that comes to mind on the taste though, and this to me takes away from the other tastes that are in there. Again, I don't enjoy the sour beers that many do & there were no unpleasant tastes in here, but the sourness gets in the way & I can't see myself ordering one of these again in the future.

Aug 26, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery. This was poured into a tall tulip (or maybe stemmed pilsener, depending upon how one looks at it). The appearance was obviously a beautiful hazy purple with a finger’s worth of a foamy head. Delicate fade of the head produces a nice filmy messy lace. The smell starts off with a big burst of fresh sweet grass, subtle spice, light funk. Sweet and tart raspberry graced the underneath side and sets forth in the balance as it warms. The flavor follows suite with the crisp edge of the berries coming to fruition to display their power amongst a light funk. Grassiness still comes back with the spice and settles in nicely in the aftertaste and slyly moves in on the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionably sweet crisp almost refreshing feel to it. Carbonation hits light. Tartness allows a nice harsh edge hitting my tongue nice and appropriate. Overall, for a saison, yeah, it’s a bit different but hey, I get what the brewer seems to want to do with this, so when it’s this damn hot out, maybe I don’t want a too true to style saison, cause this one, well, you’ll definitely get your Vitamin C and be kept well hydrated. Of course, I’d have this again especially this time of year.

Jun 05, 2017
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BoldRulerVT from Vermont

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the brewery.
Pours a gorgeous deep and bright purple with decent clarity and minimal head.
Aromas are deep with light notes sour yeast, deep levels of dark fruit, berries abound.
Flavors are complex. Lots of currant, blackberry jam, not overly sweet and good levels of sour yeast. Balanced.
Mouthfeel is incredible and finishes clean and relatively dry.
Again, another incredible sours by the masters.

May 11, 2017
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Sheppard from Virginia

3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It pours an amazing pinkish, purple-ish, magenta hue. It looks terrific and enticing, but that's where the attraction ends. It smells of seawater, and the beer tastes very similar to Disco Lemonade. There isn't much there in the form of fruit. There's some wheat along with that seawater, though not aggressively salty seawater at that. It's drinkable, but underwhelming.

Aug 14, 2016
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy garnet / ruby color into the Foam Brewers tulip glass.

Pretty fruity and spicy aroma, sweet but not overly so. Flavors of sweetness, malt, and berries attack first. Pretty tart in the middle, finishes with a yeasty and somewhat spicy ending. I believe this was made with black currant, which makes total sense with the flavor profile.

Overall a pretty cool beer, black currant isn't something you see normally in the US so this was a welcome treat.

Aug 10, 2016
The Purple One from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 20 ratings