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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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Purple HazePurple Haze

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