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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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Purple HazePurple Haze

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753 Reviews
very good

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Reviews: 753
Hads: 3,020
Avg: 3.19
pDev: 41.69%
Wants: 95
Gots: 649 | 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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Reviews: 753 | Hads: 3,020
Reviews by Bernoulli:
Photo of Bernoulli
3.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours hazy amber with a hint of purple/red and no head.

Faint fruity smell, but unlike the seasonal strawberry, of an indeterminate berry type.

Taste was akin to the strawberry but with a less pleasant, slightly weaker, and less identifiable flavor.

Mouthfeel was was ok and soda poppish.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Bali_hi
4.47/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of purple haze drank.

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Photo of brighteyes868
4.71/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice mouth feel, nice raspberry flavor. Easy drink.

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Photo of RLBarron
5/5  rDev +56.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't have much experience with other fruit beers so I have no basis for comparison.

Being a fan of the Abita brand, and looking for something refreshing during our current heatwave, I opted for this raspberry beer. Upon opening the beer I was impressed by the raspberry aroma. It wasn't overpowering, just enough to let you know it was there.

My next impression was the taste. Since I drank the first one on the way home from the beer shop (I know, I know), I didn't get to look at it first. With the temperature hovering at about 107, in a car with poor air conditioning and windows that are stuck about 3 inches down, I found this to be the most refreshing drink of anything I had ever had. I am a fan of wheat beers, and this did not disappoint. The raspberry flavor was perfect, not too much, not look weak. The tartness added to a crisp mouthfeel that made it the perfect summertime beer.

Once I got home, I poured one in a glass, and was immediately taken by the color. The pale yellow tinged with a "purple haze" was truly unique. The head was on the thin side, but no beer is perfect.

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Photo of BrianQuinn
4.2/5  rDev +31.7%
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.

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Photo of buckslayer50
3.95/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of oberon
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Have bought this for my wife many times as she came to like awhile back,pours a hazy orange with a light puple tint to it usually not much head pretty flat lookin.Aroma has a graininess to it with an artifical raspberry tinge to it.Taste is up and down has some decent raspberry flavors to it with a light wheaty malt flavor vut it really sputters out about half way down the glass.After one bottle I normally cant drink anymore its cloying,the sweetness really comes up fast on ya.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.89/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – This one is a hazy light orange in color with a nice, white head.

Smell – The light American grain is kind of wheatlike. There’s a very faint tart raspberry aroma here as well.

Taste – The grain is a little rough around the edges and leaves a harsh aftertaste, but I enjoyed the raspberry flavor. It didn’t have that overzealous sweetness to it like a lot of flavored beers. It was very tart and authentic, like fresh-picked berries (like black berries, almost).

Mouthfeel – This light-bodied beer had a slightly tart finish.

Drinkability – This wasn’t really that bad of a drinker. It delivered on what it promised, that’s for sure.

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Photo of Turbo
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DavyJones
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Zakk
4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

Photo of brownbeer
3.57/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Patton Alley Pub, which just got Hopslam on-tap, good for them.

Looks a little purple and definately hazy, like grapefruit juice, maybe.

Strong, fragrant raspberry nose, maybe some wheat and yeast, not much else.

Tastes pretty much the same, medium carbonation, semi-dry finish.

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Photo of Olebiker
2.05/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

This is, to me, one of those "Why bother?" beers that might be fine with a meal, but just lacks any character by itself. The mouth feel was very thin and watery and left me searching for something to wrap my tastebuds around.

It poured a bit cloudy with a thin head that all but disappeared quickly. The berry flavor was not overpowering and the brew was not overly hopped as is the fashion of so many small brewers.

There are much better wheat beers out there.

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Photo of npala86
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of MostTornBrain
1.5/5  rDev -53%

Photo of tohe9384
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of theParish
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of KevlarBrewing
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of markallmon
5/5  rDev +56.7%

Photo of bulldogg915
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of jonny1138
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.