Thursday, February 21, 2013

Game Day Beer Review: Abita Brewing Purple Haze Fruit Beer

(4.20% ABV) Poured from the bottle into a modified pilsner glass.  Purple Haze pours a deep gold color, showing hints of reddish purple and only the slightest bit of head.

The smell of raspberries is definitely there in the glass, although it was likely muted by this reviewer's congested olfactory sense.

Sweet raspberries are the first thing one notices upon tasting the beer, although the finish is dry rather than sweet. It's highly carbonated and a nice beer with which to begin an evening. We found Purple Haze refreshing, and extremely solid for a fruit beer.  B

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