- A spontaneous Wild Ale that was aged in oak barrels with black and red raspberries for two years.
The Purple has a sour aftertaste provided by black and red raspberries. There is a slightly buttery note of natural oak in the aroma, but the acidity of the beer breaks it down completely. The whole thing is creamy, rich and quite thick with excellent drinkability. Dark and purple colour along with a considerable foam with purple reflections and abundant lacing.
Brewery de Garde is located on the Oregon Coast. Their craft takes full advantage of historical traditions and local experimentation with locally produced ingredients. De Garde is famous for its wild beers, whose maturation is carefully attended to throughout a lagering period of 6 months to as much as 5 years. No lab-cultured yeast is ever added to ferment beer - all the necessary yeast and microflora populate the spirits in a completely natural way, spontaneously creating unique blends.