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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,534 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,534
Reviews: 713
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 20.31%
Wants: 55
Gots: 229 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-19-2001)
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5/5  rDev +53.8%
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.

RLBarron, Jun 30, 2012
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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I know this seem bias me rating it as high as I did however, this was an excellent beer to me. It had JUST the right ammount of bitternes and flavor. I don't do very strong beers and thats why I liked this one. It was the perfect balance. I have had it both in bottle and on tap. The best part about the bottle is the actual raspberries floating in t.

tfin07, Dec 03, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer looks very interesting. I couldn't wait to try this beer.

The smell gives off a faint scent of Raspberry.

The taste is incredible. It's not too strong of a beer, and starts with a taste of Raspberry. Then the hops balances it nicely finishing with a faint aftertaste of Raspberry that isn't too sugary.

The body of the beer isn't too heavy. If I had to put it somewhere I would say it was leaning more towards a lighter body beer.

Overall I recommend this beer to anyone looking for something different. Most people I have asked say they don't like this beer, but I just tell them they're crazy because I honestly think this is the best beer I've stumbled upon for some time now.

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,534 ratings.