mac95860 (15) - - AUG 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice aroma blwnd of hops, malt, and raspberries. Balance of smell does not mactch aroma at all. Taste is light with some fruit flavor is hardly malty as the bottpe states. Its an ok beer. Not why "purple haze" the color isnít purple at all, pours a light amber color with thin white head.
hfmejias (527) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured hazy dark amber with a small head which dissipated quite quickly. Aroma of yeast, and raspberry combined with some malts. Taste is actually consistent a bit yeasty and sweet but overall not bad. Decent beer.
zacgillbanks (1476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottles from Publix Supermarket, Kissimmee, Florida and World Market, Fishermanís Wharf, San Francisco. This hazy golden beer has sweet raspberry flavours, biscuit notes and a very dry slight tart fruity, creamy finish.
wowiwiwi (3) - El Paso, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Upon opening the bottle, a subtle berry aroma is released. A hazed amber color and a light wheat flavor. To be enjoyed lightly on a hot summer day.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: bottle 355 ml Virginia Beach
Aroma not too sweet , felt true with its raspberry feel. Pilsner malt? Clean approach for hot summer day.
Top: medium white cap.
Base: hazed amber.
Palate : easy going, softer wheat feel.
Taste: wheat base with berry like character. Refreshing approachable and surprisingly not that bad.
quinndave88 (18) - Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle into an icy mug. I actually really liked this, despite the fact that I hate fruity beers. Nice, light taste. Pours cloudy with a faint purple color. I didnít notice any floating sediment in my glass. I donít know if Iíd drink more than one of these at a time, but Iíll definetly buy another single...Oberon it is not.
spasticbeast (8) - Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2013 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle-Pours a cloudy copper with little quickly dissipating head. Aroma is of cheap fruity body spray, not unlike a strip club. Highly carbonated tingles the tongue like a 9volt battery and doesnít taste much different. Step 1- Get a Budweiser Step 2- Stir it with a raspberry Dum Dum Step 3-Congratulate yourself for recreating this stuff in two easy steps!
demmbonz (410) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz to nonic. As soon as you put your nose in it you can tell itís gonna be a little underwhelming. Smells of adjunct and fruit syrup. Hazy amber color. If I blind tasted this I donít think I could pick out raspberry.
justabeergeek (205) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
If Jimi were still around, Iím not sure heíd drink raspberry beer, but that hasnít stopped Louisiana-based Abita Brewing from calling their ďmalt beverage with raspberries addedĒ Purple Haze. A popular choice among novice beer drinkers and those who like to keep it light and fruity, Purple Haze has a certain reputation. But that begs the question of whether or not a serious beer drinker can find any redeeming quality under that purple label. (Iíve had Purple Haze before, but it was a long time ago.)
Purple Hazeís appearance doesnít show any evidence of raspberries or fruit additions. It is a fairly standard amber color with a touch of haze and a rapidly dispersing white head. There is some decent lacing as the glass gets emptier and emptier, but overall it looks fairly standard.
The aroma is medicinal and artificial, almost like a raspberry Robitussin or something of a similar ilk. The artificial aroma is intermingled with some wheat flour and malt sweetness.
Abitaís Purple Haze is drier and a bit crisper than the aroma leads the drinker to believe, but it is still largely dominated by an artificial flavor that lingers even in the aftertaste. While I want to like this beer, I canít help but taste cough syrup. The whole time I was drinking it I was thinking that it reminded me of a homebrew with raspberry extract added at bottling.
Abitaís Purple Hazeís drinkability suffers a bit because of the artificial nature of the raspberry flavor, but it aided by the fact that the beer is dry and well carbonated.
Abita Purple Haze sounds like a good idea, and I love the name, but I canít get over the fact that it just isnít a great drinking beer, at least not for me. I know there are people for whom this beer is perfect, people who arenít ďbeer people,Ē so I canít condemn this beer at all, but I will say that for the serious beer drinker, this isnít going to cut it.
(Abita Purple Haze gets a +1 because my girlfriend exclaimed, ďOh, I like that!Ē when she tried it.)
ashleysp916 (10) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was also one of those that I ordered with my boyfriend out of a whim at a bar during one Thirsty Thursday. It had a great aroma and an even better taste, with what I thought were pieces of raspberry floating around in the bottle--or maybe I was just too drunk. Whatever the case, Purple Haze has my seal of approval. Now, íscuse me while I kiss the sky.