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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,801 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,801
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 20.25%
Wants: 71
Gots: 422 | 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: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into sniffer glass.
A: pours a cloudy golden straw haze, almost one finger light golden head, a little lacing
S: tart raspberries, sour wheat, bread, grass
M: light and smooth
T: light tart raspberries, wheat, biscuit, some hop, sweetness and tingly from carbonation
O: easy drinking brew, light on flavor, would buy again for warm drinking days

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Loved the color. I've never seen a beer quite like this. Lovely amber, purple, golden. Like a sunset. Yeah, that sounds kind of douchey. Who cares. It really does.

Smells like fruit. Cheap fruit. Boones farm fruity. Subtle, sweet. No hops, no malt. Just fruit.

Tastes like fruit. Cheap fruit. Boones farm fruity. Not quite as sweet as it smells. Totally absent of any malt or hop character. Just flaccid, weak, and uninspiring.

Overall a decent pounder beer that would seem to be targeted squarely at drinkers transitioning from Bud Light or Miller Chill. I didn't find it to be very enjoyable, even though I'm not a huge hop head. Just absent in nearly all flavor.

One and done for me.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

as the fruity beers go, i like this one because it doesnt taste artificial or overly sweet. the pour is a tad unnatural, with an odd purple hue to an already cloudy brew. there is about an inch of slowly dissipating white head. the nose is like muddled raspberries, fresh and tart, with the sweetness only coming in the taste. there is a light wheat malt to this as well as some american pale malt, which give it more body than a lot of beers in this style have. the taste shows some hopping toward the finish, which tames what would otherwise be a punishingly sweet conclusion. i like the freshness of the raspberries though, they taste just picked to me, and it makes an excellent summer drink. i see this as an early tee time brew, low alcohol, juicy, and sessionable despite the sugary vibe. great carbonation gives a light and bright mouthfeel, down easy. not my thing in the winter time, but ask me again on a hot golf course around 10:30am sometime this summer and i will have an entirely different opinion. one of the more palatable abita brews ive come across.

Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,801 ratings.