Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Purple Haze

Thanks to Mike Gilhouse for this addition to the blog! Tasted on a Monday and just our luck, the internet in the house went out making it impossible to post in our residence anymore. I will never again go with AT&T internet service.

Appearance: Quite cloudy thanks to yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle. A dark gold and orange hue with virtually no head except for a patch of thin foam remaining in the middle.
Aroma: Smells sweet and tart with a hint of lemon and other citrus characters such as oranges. Slight hint of malt and breadiness but it is harder to find underneath the citrus tones.
Taste: The flavor is balanced towards a mixture of sweet and tartness predominately from the citrusy and raspberry flavors. More of the light crystal malts appear in the beginning of the taste while the fruit appears in the finish. Slight contribution of yeast in the finish and it is very difficult to identify the use of hops.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is light but mostly comes across as watery with average carbonation. Aftertaste is the fading flavors of raspberry and wheat.
Overall Impression: One of those beers that is easy to drink if you are looking for an alternative to flavored water but with a little zing from the carbonation. Mostly a beer I would recommend for those just beginning to experiment with craft brews or for those who don't like the bitterness from hops. Still the flavoring seems less artificial to me than other fruit flavor brews I've tasted and this would possibly suffice during the summer.

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