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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,827 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,827
Reviews: 770
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 20.55%
Wants: 73
Gots: 450 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Bottle best by date of 04/13/2013.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy copper golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge five finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A fairly big fruity aroma with some wheat grains. Big hints of raspberry up front along with some wheat grains and pale malts. Hints of cracker, biscuit, and a little hay. Some sweet sugar. Subtle hints of grassy hops towards the finish. The raspberries stand out the most. Fairly sweet and tart aroma. Pretty nice for a lighter beer.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a fruit forward and wheat driven taste that is fairly sweet and tart. Big taste of raspberry fruit up front with wheat and soft pale malts. Notes of grains. cracker, biscuit, hay, and yeast. A little bit of candy like sugar sweetness. A little bit of earthy grassy hops linger towards the finish. The taste is fairly light overall but the fruit tastes pretty lively and fresh. A pretty decent taste for the style.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and very smooth. Sweet but not overly syrupy.

Overall: Solid for a lighter fruit wheat beer. The raspberry taste is pretty good and avoids becoming too sweet or tart.

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,827 ratings.