Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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75
okay

2,909 Ratings
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88
very good

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Ratings: 2,909
Reviews: 793
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 20.25%
Wants: 85
Gots: 551 | 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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Photo of Jo-Rhajak
4.03/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed my time with this beverage, though I would say I am a person who enjoys those beers that try to mask the beer taste lol. I have found I really enjoy this with my dinners where the food is the star. 4/5

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

At first sip the word "fruity" comes to mind.

Photo of furballkazoo
4.49/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not remotely close to a traditional German Hefeweizen by any means, but great fruity aroma and flavor makes Purple Haze an excellent wheat beer none the less.

Photo of Jessiflorence
5/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On point! Crisp and refreshing

Photo of MacMalt
3.21/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had this on draft in a restaurant. While it is a pleasant looking wheat beer, it didn't have a discernible smell, which I expected. The raspberry really comes through in the taste but the finish was quite bitter. Maybe it wasn't a good barrel but something wasn't quite right. I'll try it in a bottle to see how it compares

Photo of NeubTube
3.99/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice blend of wheat and berry favors, finishing dry with a refreshing level of carbonation. Raspberry flavor present in a tart, not overly sweet manner. Excellent warm weather beer, very sessionable and with a relatively low ABV, not overpowering.

Photo of Gajo74
3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found it hard to get used to the cloyingly sweet sour raspberry aroma. The taste was much milder on the fruity side. An intersting brew, but not one that I found too special. The light feel and fruity taste makes it feel like a wine cooler.

Photo of ryho
4.29/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is fruitier than what this site likes, but it is a pretty tasty beer. And any beer that my girl friend will drink is a keeper in my book.

Photo of thehoppylady
3.51/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sweet lager brewed with real raspberries added after filtration. It is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops. The berries add a fruity aroma, tartly sweet taste and a subtle purple color and haze...you may see fruit pulp in the beer.

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

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,909 ratings.