Abita Purple Haze

This was the second beer that I had at Court Jester. I’ve had this beer more times than I can remember. It used to be my favorite beer before I expanded my horizons into IPAs and the like. So, I have a pretty good idea of what this tastes like and how much I’ll enjoy it.

ABV: 4.2%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable beer

Trivia: According to wikipedia, “‘Purple Haze’ is a song written in 1966 and recorded in 1967 by The Jimi Hendrix Experience and released as a single (Hendrix’s second) in both the United Kingdom and the United States. It appeared on the US release of their 1967 album Are You Experienced and on subsequent re-releases of the album. ‘Purple Haze’ has become one of the ‘archetypical psychedelic drug songs of the sixties’ and is often cited as one of Jimi Hendrix’s greatest songs, and for many is his signature song.”

Random: I see this beer everywhere now. It seems to be really popular. It’s also less in alcohol than I thought it would be.

The brew poured with a two finger white head with an orange, cloudy body. There was no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. There was a lot of fruit, mostly raspberry, on the nose, which is to be expected. There is some lacing left on the glass. The first sip is a lot of raspberries, but a lot of carbonation. I’ve had this before, and this is not what it tastes like. Something is missing. It almost tastes like raspberry seltzer. There is definitely something wrong with this beer. It’s so watery and weak. This pint is definitely not reflective of the beer itself. Normally, the beer is a nice mouthful of raspberries with a hint of wheat mixed in. It goes down quick and it goes down easy. Not this one. I think perhaps I got a bad pint. Anyways, Abita Purple Haze is an easy session beer with some great flavor. Just don’t try it at Court Jester.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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