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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,827 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,827
Reviews: 771
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 20.55%
Wants: 73
Gots: 455 | 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: 2,827 | Reviews: 771
Reviews by ale1:
Photo of ale1
3.9/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

it was in 1998 i made a trip to the Breau-Bridge area for 2 weeks vacation, relax, eat lots of seafood, tour the sights, listen to local music and sample any wines or beers made locally, We happened across a place called Mullotte's for the evening which offered local cooking and music ..hard to pass up and we were rewarded. Abita makes their ale for them and bottles it under Mulotte's name well that was a start it was very similar to Turbo Dog in flavor another ale they make and glad we had gotten to quaff a few and listen to the local music.
On the way home we stopped by the brewery off I-10 and got the cooks tour of the brewery, only one there and i'm not a newspaper or magazine writer so the folks have sold me on their beer and they are quite good

this is the Purple Haze we are reviewing tonight

served in a malt glass

appearance -pours a hazy amber-orange with 2-3" head which settles quickly
carbonation appears natural and light lacing on the glass when swirled

nose -fruit ,light malt no hops that we can tell

finish- very light rasberry bite at the end in place of traditional hops like a tart Lambic ale

this goes well with the wheat malt and covers up if any, that often odd aftertaste in many weissbeers

alot of thought and effort went into making this and quite good

we had it with seafood this evening , fitting for a Cajun ale

More User Reviews:
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 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 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 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 oberon
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of RoyalT
2.89/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of Turbo
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of DavyJones
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of Zakk
4.5/5  rDev +38%

Photo of brownbeer
3.57/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Photo of Olebiker
2.05/5  rDev -37.1%
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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3/5  rDev -8%

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1.5/5  rDev -54%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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5/5  rDev +53.4%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
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