Every Friday at 8:10am we feature a new beer and taste it. Me buddy Chad give our opinions however novice and/or snobby they may be. Why? Because it's fun, and haven't you've always wanted to try out that weird looking beer on the top shelf? So have we. We'll do it for you. Everyone wins! You can also play along at home, or simply buy after we try. Make sure you pick your beer up at Spec's. That's where we shop!
Our rating scale is SUPER simple. Anyone can understand it. It's a scale of 1 to 10.
1 = Ass Juice
10 = Unicorns and Rainbows
Depending on the flavor, packaging, hoppiness, maltiness, and pure snobbery, we place the beers somewhere on this sliding scale. Purchase the beers ahead of time, and play along!
And now I present to you: "Purple Drank."
I knew blueberry beer would be weird, but I had no idea it would be awful. Sadly, Chad had even more bad news: this is a fake craft beer put out by INBEV. What in tha???
Welp, if you wanna try it, here's what you'll discover:
1) It's purple. When you pour it out, it has the viscosity and color of Purple Passion or MadDog. But it's beer. YIKES.
2) The blueberry smell is slight if barely there. Although Chad said it smelled like "blueberry syrup." Me thinks that's more a nod to the amount of sugar in this.
3) It tastes like grape soda. AKA: purple drank.
Wow. That was a whole new experience on me. I have heard blueberry beers are all the rage in the NorthEast, like Vermont and Maine... but I have a feeling they wouldn't go for this.
Thank you to my hubbeh and the dude my sister is schtuping for coming in. Sorry I fed you such bad beer.
And now, the scores: