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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,765 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,765
Reviews: 740
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 20.25%
Wants: 69
Gots: 361 | 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: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I happened to notice recently that I'd never done a review of this long time favorite. Then a few days later, I saw bottles at a local store. Yes! Time to tick this one! Poured int straight pint glass. The beer poured a medium gold color, with a definite reddish-puple tint. The beer had just a very thin ring of off-white head that had no retention or lacing.

The aroma is certainly raspberry forward, with some grainy malts showing up underneath. The taste is pretty much the same, a basic "beer" taste with the fruit being upfront, without being overpowering or cloying.

The body is good, smooth, easy, clean, and nicely carbonated, but as sticky-sweet as you might expect. Drinkability is very good to excellent, you could, and I have, drink these all day long on a sunny summers day. Overall, a very nice brew when your in the mood for a light, refreshing brew. Worth your time.

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,765 ratings.