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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,850 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,850
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 20.25%
Wants: 77
Gots: 485 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-19-2001

Purple Haze is a crisp, American style wheat beer with raspberry puree added after filtration. Therefore, you may see raspberry pulp in the beer. The raspberries provide the lager with a subtle purple coloration and haze, a fruity aroma, and a tartly sweet taste.

13 IBU
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Ratings: 2,850 | Reviews: 778
Photo of pugbutter
3.82/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yum!

At the forefront is a standard witbier, rich with nice biscuity sweetness; then the raspberry follows in the aftertaste.

Points taken off for chunky appearance from the raspberry pulp, and for a deceivingly mild smell.

I prefer Founder's Rubaeus over this one, but I will admit this one is much more complex; it actually tastes like BEER, with some fruit added. Whereas the Rubaeus has no subtlety at all, simply overwhelming the tongue with fruity sweetness. (Though in a pleasantly tart way, thus my preference.)

Photo of Thos2020
4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very mellow beer has a fruity vibe

Photo of Jrguru
4.34/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my absolute favorite session beers. Light malt, slightly sweet with a hint of fruit, balanced flavor, great on a hot summer day or with almost any meal.

Photo of Beejay
3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Many thanks to Alanna and Richard for this beer.

A: A dirty yellow color, indeed with chunks of raspberry in it. A large white head on top of this brew.

S: Honey, graham crackers, and raspberry. It smells like toast and jam.

T: Crisp with light toast notes, and a tart raspberry flavor. The finish rounds out the berry flavor, but ends on a watery note.

M: Light in body, with moderate carbonation. Slightly watery, with a tingly finish.

O: Overall a refreshing easy to drink beer, but I think on a hot day I'm reaching for a session IPA, or a lower gravity Belgian.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My favorite Abita beer and it a wheat.

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.72/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Probably be a pretty damn solid session brew for a pool day. Fruit is light in flavor and adds just enough to change the dynamic of this. Seems like a solid base beer, good malt back and crisp on the mouth. Decent little brew.

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.32/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy orange with a purple tint to it. Large white head, little spotty lacing

S: Malts, adjunct grains, raspberry in background

T: Sweet malts and adjunct grains, subtle hint of fruity raspberry, little hop bitterness at end

M: Light, good carbonation

O: Basically a light American lager with some raspberries thrown in. This is not a bad thing just what it is. I like picking this up from time to time to have on hot days.

Photo of Paul432_1
3.95/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like this beer. Great for summer days on the golf course. Not to strong but the taste makes up for it. Recommend

Photo of Mosey
4.39/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great taste, just a hint of fruit. Best served on draft.

Photo of UTPharm2012
1.5/5  rDev -54%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not a fan of fruit beer

Photo of alisadk
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Recently enjoyed at FishBar Manhattan Beach March 21, 2015.

Photo of Urk1127
1.63/5  rDev -50%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

honestly this beer smelled horrible. like somebody got sick. had two already and both were the same so it wasn't just an off beer. it pours a pale lavender color almost no head. taste is fruit and berries at first then malt and clove and that artificial banana type flavor you get in some wheats, which I like, but the combination of that with the berries makes it almost undrinkable for me. I'll finish the six but will never think about buying this again.

Photo of brighteyes868
4.71/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice mouth feel, nice raspberry flavor. Easy drink.

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.51/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very fruity taste. Popular amongst the ladies

Photo of ALEXJMZ
3.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I Tasted this in New Orleans
A. Clear, 2.1 minutes foam.
S. A lot of Fruit, sweet.
T. Fruits, cherry, a little bit of weizen beer, fruit, wine, drinkable.
AT. Good at the end, light, the strong taste of fruit disappear.

Photo of Vixie
3.37/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy yellow orange color with bits floating in it, which I assume are the fruit bits the label says you may see. Has a decent sized white head that quickly dissipates, leaving lacing across the surface.

Smell is mostly sweet, reminds me a bit of the smell of a fruit soda.

Taste starts with malty sweetness, then the taste of the raspberries comes in. Has a lingering sweetness at the end.

Feel is very much on the bubbly side due to high carbonation.

Basically a decent beer, but not much else. I do like the fact that they tried something different here, but nothing really stands out as being outstanding. Would be a good beer for a hot day, other than that, nothing overly outstanding.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had this once at a craft beer expo and I liked it. So I'm reviewing a bottle of it now.

It looks : copper colored body with a rose tint. First pour was transparent, second pour later on was hazed. Head is fluffy and flat white, 2 fingers tall and then 1. Not much lace left behind as decoration.

It smells : Very much like arbor mist or a raspberry wine cooler. Perhaps a Canada dry, too. There's not much in the way of hop or malt, just a sweet, artificial raspberry. Very one noted.

It tastes : the malts come out more in the taste with wheat, and the raspberry takes a back seat with a shallow two dimensional quality. There's only a vague hint of hop. Not much to write about.

It feels : Light body yielding into a creamy medium texture, with a buzzing carbonation underneath and a slightly Pilsner-esque finish.

Overall : somewhat underwhelming but still fairly tasty. I'd have it again but it's nothing exciting.

Photo of BrianQuinn
4.2/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Underrated beer. Very creative and refreshing, but still tastes like a beer and not a girly substitute.

Photo of Bali_hi
4.47/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of purple haze drank.

Photo of PGD120
2.03/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Appearance: very pale yellow. Visible carbonation. Fluffy 2 finger white head

Smell: wet cardboard and fake raspberries. Some biscuit malt.

Taste: basically tastes like an aal but overly sweet with fake rasberries. Finishes off all raspberry

Mouthfeel: bright carbonarion. Very light bodied

Overall: won't drink again, perfect beer for the type of person who would normally drink twisted yea or Mikes hard over beer.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
2.32/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Do not like cant drink my wife did like it though which explains why she hates beer

Photo of buckslayer50
3.8/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great light beer for out on the boat, just easy to drink

Photo of bmeGT
2/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer tastes like artificial flavoring.

Photo of Petegrieco
2.7/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

it made me vomit, gross

Photo of Beerma
4.26/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My husband bought me this and I was like UHHHH Thanks I guess grape beer! Well he told me it was raspberry which I love and was still thinking gross sweet syrupy. Nope I was wrong. It was a light raspberry taste, great for summer. Very drinkable. Drank a bunch and now I need more!

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,850 ratings.