Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SimplySinister:
3.88/5 rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Discovered this on tap at Max's in Fells Point, Baltimore. This brew is amber orange in color, cascading into a lighter straw color towards the bottom of the glass. The head of this brew is a very light off-color pinkish white which starts off quite well, though it displays somewhat poor retention. Interestingly enough, it does not give off an overly raspberry scent; this brew tends to balance the raspberry and wheat notes even keel. There are also hints of bread.
The taste is very unique. Strait-away, the presence of raspberries it obvious. It tends to be somewhat sour, or tart, and acidic. There is also a definite wheat bread characteristic to this brew. All in all, things do seem to collaborate together quite well.
The mouth-feel of this Abita is pretty consistent with other brews I've tasted from them. Refreshing, light, crisp, and dry are all adjectives I'd use to describe this offering. The drink-ability is also fairly good if the consumer likes raspberries. If not, I would wonder why one would partake in this brew to begin with.
Serving type: on-tap
03-29-2010 21:14:52 | More by SimplySinister
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3.24/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Amber color with a thin head with low retention.
Predominant aroma of raspberries and wheat.
Likewise, flavor of fresh raspberries with herbal and floral hops, pilsner yeast and wheat.
Light body with low carbonation with tiny bubbles and a slightly tart sensation.
If you dig something like a raspberry juice with Pils that may be your beverage choice. Very refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 18:30:49 | More by FLima
Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 2,059 ratings.