Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev +21.3%
The Purple Haze pours a pretty clear light golden color with a decent head. The head dissipates quite quickly though.
On the nose I get some interesting scents. A deep raspberry note comes through rather stronger than I thought it would, which gives it a great "wild" feel. I can imagine being out in the woods with a bucket full of mushed raspberries. Unfortunately, I don't sense much else going on.
The raspberries definitely take the front on the taste, but it is complimented by an amazing malty sweetness on the end. Wow, I love that finish!
Overall I would say that this beer is a nice, light, and refreshing beer that is good for a 6-pack night drinking with friends.
02-10-2012 01:20:10 | More by Ommy
4.2/5 rDev +29.6%
A light, very drinkable but flavorful beer. Nose is raspberries with some biscuity malt. Very clean lager taste, w the raspberries offering a not-at-all overpowering tartness; faint bit of spiciness from the hops. The beer is a little sweet, balanced mostly by the raspberry tartness. For what it is - a relatively light American lager - I can't think of many other beers I'd prefer to drink when that's what I'm looking for. It's real raspberries, not some nasty flavoring, and it's executed extremely well. If it weren't for the price, I'd buy this a lot more often as a solid session beer
02-08-2012 05:22:06 | More by mccann51
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
Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 2,470 ratings.