Quest for the Best Odd Beer Episode 3: Purple Haze
Jimi Hendrix was on the brain when shopping for this QBOB’s brew…
Price: $2.99 per 16 fl oz bottle
Aroma: powerful berry scent with a boozy tinge
First sip: crisp, a bit sweeter than a plain ol’ wheat beer and clearly lacking in berry flavor…
Overall: Disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, it was a fine drink. My thought at first sip: “summer picnic.” But I was in a Voodoo Child mood and looking for a heavier raspberry taste. This slightly sweet wheat beer just didn’t light my fire. Abita warns drinkers they might some of that raspberry puree floating about or settling out in the glass. I saw a bit of the stuff, but certainly didn’t taste any – a surprise given the berry smell.