Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Picked this up while on vacation in NOLA!!
A- Pours a very hazy gold with noticeable pink-ish tones....there is raspberry pulp floating around as well. The head is nice and white, but it isn't very thick. It does, however, retain quite nicely. I can't tell much about the carbonation as it is too cloudy but it has very sticky lacing that clumps well onto the side of the glass.
S- The aroma is fresh raspberry dominant, and not in an overwhelming fashion. There are underlying aromas of tart wheat malt, grain and yeast. The finish is fruity and natural smelling.
T- The flavors I don't feel are as strong as the aromas, but this is a very good thing! There is nice flavorful malt right up front with mild sweet berry fruit...not really tart at all. The finish is slightly biscuit like with some creamy yeasty tones....
M- A very refreshing beer that is quite well balanced overall. There is plenty of carbonation bursting on the palate, but the bubbles are generally small, allowing all the flavors to be noticed well. The body leans towards medium, as it's not real watery but it's so thirst quenching that you don't want to consider that it's thick(er). Reminds me of a nice fruit pastry that hasn't been overrun with sugar.
O- A perfect summer beer but at the same time, I could probably enjoy this on a regular basis. Would love to see this in my area, as it's well balanced, the alcohol is hidden very good, and there is a freshness about it that puts it in it's own class amongst fruit beers...nothing artificial tasting about this one. Great job to Abita!
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2012 00:50:06 | More by ChrisCage
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