L: Pinkish color. Good head and lace. Hazy.
S: Sour raspberry with a wheat backbone. As advertised.
F: Foamy and creamy. Bright bitter at the end.
T: Raspberry tart and a wheat base beer. Sour more than sweet.
O: It's a tasty Saturday afternoon beer in the summer. Drink this first after your yard work then switch to other beers.
Cloudy, reddish amber appearance with an average size white head and good lacing. Guess it's no surprise that the aroma has a distinct raspberry and wheat quality. Wheaty, grainy taste, still showcasing the raspberries along with some tartness. Modestly spiced aftertaste. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish. Overall, the nose tells you all you need to know about this style without needing to take a sip.
A deep grapefruit orange like color, almost peach red, with a little opaque body appearance. Head is a nice fluffy and rich off white to tinged orange and pink color. Big four finger height but in control. Settles to a real nice fluffy top with some pill looking lacing.
Very vibrant aroma. Touches a nice juicy berry, not horribly sweet but with an almost taffy like gummy quality. Hints of wheat and big density as well.
Palate takes things a little simpler. Solid raspberry flavor with a good malt density. Hints slightly deep white bread, but more earthy tones. Hop angle is a little pronounced, and almost a bit spicy hinting of black pepper, but with a light bitterness. Finishes full and rich.
Not picking up too strong of a raspberry taste but then again I just brushed my teeth. Pretty easy to drink however but I'd have to say the Purple Haze from Abita is a better take on the fruity beer archetype.
A: pours a reddish dark amber with nearly three fingers of off-white head and carbonation blasting away. Is it my imagination or is the head just a little pink? Decent lacing.
S: raspberries are definitely there. Smells a little sickly-sweet. Surprisingly, not getting a whole lot of wheaty/grain smell.
T: to my great pleasure, this is not very sweet on the arrival. Umm, I do not like this. Something just tastes wrong. Medicinal, foul. Berry and hops are not playing nice together.
M: perhaps the one salvation of this beer; a really pleasant smooth and effervescent texture - better even than the Hefeweizen I had a couple of nights ago, cleaner.
O: I am not a huge fan of fruit beers generally. But last summer I had Abita’s purple haze, and was pleasantly surprised. It was slightly fruity and refreshing. This is not. I see it selling around here, but the interplay of raspberry and hops just isn’t doing it for me. Inharmonious. I am not going to finish it.
Look - hazy dark copper color
Smell - slight Raspberry slight wheat
Taste - easy raspberry very slight wheat backbone
Feel - medium light body with a medium carbonation
Overall - ok but not something I’d ever order or buy
Ruby grapefruit pink color, white head of tiny bubbles, hazy and slowly effervescing
Smell: Lemon and raspberry, kind of like a lemonade but then overthrown by bitterness and the breadiness of the wheat. A bit earthy.
Taste: Much like the smell, more low key bitterness that lingers on the back of your tongue though.
Feel: Light, medium body with some energetic bubbles but not overly fizzy. A bit slick but still refreshing.
Overall: Good beer, not a great beer though. Wouldn't turn it down but wouldn't seek it out.
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Nonic. Interesting pinkish copper color with a nice sized head. Smelled of grain and berries. Taste has a pleasant pucker quality while still quenching the thirst on a warm summer day. Had this with brats, potato salad and cole slaw and it complimented the meal very well.
12oz can, canned on 06-14-17, served in a shaker pint glass.
Appearance: Hazy raspberry juice colored yellow. Thin white head with a little bit of persistent lacing.
Smell: Grainy with a nice aroma of raspberries.
Taste: Wheat tang, raspberry tartness, a hint of lemon, and a mild bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, nice thickness, dry finish, but a bit sticky on the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: Tasty and refreshing. Went well with a meal (pesto porkchops with mashed potatoes) and would go well after a hot day working outside. I find that I only want one per sitting though, and not more than this. Raspberry front and center with this beer and very much the theme of it, but it works. I've had beers with the fruit overpowering or not complimenting the rest of the beer well, but this one works well and is nicely balanced.