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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,875 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,875
Reviews: 784
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 20.25%
Wants: 81
Gots: 526 | FT: 1
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: 2,875 | Reviews: 784
Photo of LeonardFournette
4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Decent beer from Abita. Would pick another one of their beers over this but it is ok

Photo of Mikus
3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Didn't know what to expect. On tap. Excellent looking, cloudy brew. Pale amber hue with swimmies... not much to the nose. Hint of raspberry aroma, but faint. Hint of wet cardboard on the palate.

Photo of Beerds
3.94/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer that started it all for me. Unique is the only way to describe it. You know it when you see it, taste it and smell it.

Photo of FatalFox
3.93/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer,better one out of all Abitas.

Photo of Brittian
3.32/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I expected more berry presence.

Photo of BeerWithaFaceBrewing
4.37/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The color of grapefruit and the taste of raspberries. This beer is fruity, but not to the point of overwhelming the other ingredients. Other than the color, I didn't notice the pulpiness. The hops are only slightly bitter, which is good for this beer. Not too bad for a fruit beer.

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.

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,875 ratings.