Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ChrisCage:
4.15/5 rDev +28.1%
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!
02-06-2012 00:50:06 | More by ChrisCage
More User Reviews:
3.28/5 rDev +1.2%
Have bought this for my wife many times as she came to like awhile back,pours a hazy orange with a light puple tint to it usually not much head pretty flat lookin.Aroma has a graininess to it with an artifical raspberry tinge to it.Taste is up and down has some decent raspberry flavors to it with a light wheaty malt flavor vut it really sputters out about half way down the glass.After one bottle I normally cant drink anymore its cloying,the sweetness really comes up fast on ya.
11-23-2003 22:25:22 | More by oberon
2.9/5 rDev -10.5%
Appearance This one is a hazy light orange in color with a nice, white head.
Smell The light American grain is kind of wheatlike. Theres a very faint tart raspberry aroma here as well.
Taste The grain is a little rough around the edges and leaves a harsh aftertaste, but I enjoyed the raspberry flavor. It didnt have that overzealous sweetness to it like a lot of flavored beers. It was very tart and authentic, like fresh-picked berries (like black berries, almost).
Mouthfeel This light-bodied beer had a slightly tart finish.
Drinkability This wasnt really that bad of a drinker. It delivered on what it promised, thats for sure.
01-22-2005 02:01:50 | More by RoyalT
3.58/5 rDev +10.5%
On-tap at Patton Alley Pub, which just got Hopslam on-tap, good for them.
Looks a little purple and definately hazy, like grapefruit juice, maybe.
Strong, fragrant raspberry nose, maybe some wheat and yeast, not much else.
Tastes pretty much the same, medium carbonation, semi-dry finish.
02-12-2010 00:11:01 | More by brownbeer
2.03/5 rDev -37.3%
This is, to me, one of those "Why bother?" beers that might be fine with a meal, but just lacks any character by itself. The mouth feel was very thin and watery and left me searching for something to wrap my tastebuds around.
It poured a bit cloudy with a thin head that all but disappeared quickly. The berry flavor was not overpowering and the brew was not overly hopped as is the fashion of so many small brewers.
There are much better wheat beers out there.
03-16-2007 13:09:09 | More by Olebiker
2.78/5 rDev -14.2%
I don't like fruit beers; my wife does. We're visiting our daughter in Houston and my wife made me buy this for her. She thought it was great. It was a hazy orange color with a medium head. The label says the raspberry puree gives it a slightly purple tint. Yeah, right. Very sweet, fruity aroma. Sweet, cloying taste. My wife can drink the rest of the 6 pack.
09-22-2007 14:17:04 | More by lordofthewiens
2.05/5 rDev -36.7%
Very pale yellow brown color, after the pour you see alot of big bubbled carbination. the head went into nothingness. You do not see alot of carbination while it is sitting in the glass. I catch mainly a citrus smell and flavor, but nothing really presents itself as overpowering. Heavy water taste with alot of carbination hitting your tongue, slight champagne memory-but maybe one that was hit with seltzer? Very light taste and feel, good for warm days or warm bars, beer gardens. Smooth but nothing that jumps at you with a main flavor, the raspberry seems like an afterthought, which is not a bad thing, but the beer itself does not have anything to compete.
04-13-2004 00:36:03 | More by shapudding
Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 2,445 ratings.