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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,619 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,619
Reviews: 719
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 20.31%
Wants: 60
Gots: 279 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

ChrisL24481, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

jkieve, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
3.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass. Has two fingers of purplish head. Dark, hazy straw colored body.
Smells exactly like raspberries, really nice.
Watery taste, hint of raspberry, low bitterness, short finish.
Soft and smooth body texture, low carbonation.
Pretty good for a fruit beer. Excellent smelling with average tastes.

Fatehunter, Oct 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Hoofbite84, Oct 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -38.5%

GratefulNole, Oct 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

+

12oz bottle poured into a tumbler. Enjoyed at home.

A: Hazy orange-yellow with a lasting soapy-white head. Not much in the way of lace -- rather thin.

S: Raspberry and wheat/grain are the two overwhelming scents in this bouquet. The smell is somewhat sweet with a tangy edge.

T: Raspberry on impact, which lingers throughout the taste. Wheat comes in mid-taste, which serves to limit the sweetness while also preventing much in the way of an aftertaste. The flavor of the raspberry, as tempered by the grains, is more tangy than sweet.

M: Light. Good carbonation brings out the flavors of this brew.

O: A decent beer, but not much above average. Flavors were well-executed but lacked complexity. I was pleased that the blend of ingredients and flavors were such that the sweetness of the raspberry did not overpower the beer. This brew's reputation preceded it, but it didn't quite live up to expectations. If offered as a selection at a gathering, I'd keep looking.

maki88, Oct 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,619 ratings.