Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by myost88:
2.65/5 rDev -18.2%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a shaker pint.
Appearance- Hazy straw gold with a one finger white head that fades very quickly. Lots of bubbles rising to the top. No lacing remaining.
Smell- Floral and fruity up front and nothin much else going on here. Underwhelming is a good word for it I think.
Taste- Well it definitely tastes like raspberries. A little biscuit flavor on the aftertaste. Simple and to the point. No hop presence whatsoever.
Mouthfeel- Too highly carbonated if you ask me. I like my wheat beers peppery but not soda-like and thats what this one is.
Drinkability- This is the beer's only real redeeming quality if you ask me. It's light and refreshing which is a very good combo on a Texas summer day.
Overall- Probably not something I'll buy again. Just goes to further reinforce my dislike of fruit beers. I can see how the BMC crowd might enjoy this one, but its not for me.
07-04-2010 04:59:04 | More by myost88
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 2,439 ratings.