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Purple Haze, Abita Brewing Company

Posted in Wheat with tags , , on July 28, 2012 by bizzlepop

Let me start by saying that I’m very excited to publish my first review. I will be posting, or at least attempting to post, every Friday as a contributing writer for Beersighted.

Today, I will be tackling Purple Haze. A light, fruit/wheat beer brewed just outside New Orleans, Louisiana, in the town of Abita Springs. Don’t let the 4.2% abv fool you, this is much more than your average light beer. Crisp and refreshing, the raspberry puree that’s added after the filtration process does a nice job keeping the wheat from taking over, and adds the perfect amount of sweetness.

When I think 4.2% abv, I immediately think of Bud Light, Coors Light and Michelob Ultra. These are the kind of beers that will get you full before they get you drunk. Not to be confused with these volume beers, Purple Haze combines a light drinkability with the flavor  of a heavier, small batch craft beer. Honestly, I’m not sure if my lack of descriptive words is due to this being my first review, or because the beer is just THAT good.

Yesterday, I enjoyed the majority of a growler of Purple Haze. It was so good that I was done drinking before I could get any notes in. Now, I’m halfway through a 6 pack, and I can’t believe how good it tastes out of a bottle. Now I’m a firm believer in the Draft>Bottle>Can methodology, and will ALWAYS encourage a beer to be enjoyed from a tap, however, the bottle is damn near as good as the growler I had yesterday. Overall, this beer cracks my all time top 5. Go get some as soon as possible! -BW

Final Rating- (5 Pints)

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