Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,906 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,906
Reviews: 792
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 20.25%
Wants: 84
Gots: 549 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 2,906 | Reviews: 792
Photo of Urk1127
1.63/5  rDev -50%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

honestly this beer smelled horrible. like somebody got sick. had two already and both were the same so it wasn't just an off beer. it pours a pale lavender color almost no head. taste is fruit and berries at first then malt and clove and that artificial banana type flavor you get in some wheats, which I like, but the combination of that with the berries makes it almost undrinkable for me. I'll finish the six but will never think about buying this again.

Photo of brighteyes868
4.71/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice mouth feel, nice raspberry flavor. Easy drink.

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.51/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very fruity taste. Popular amongst the ladies

Photo of ALEXJMZ
3.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I Tasted this in New Orleans
A. Clear, 2.1 minutes foam.
S. A lot of Fruit, sweet.
T. Fruits, cherry, a little bit of weizen beer, fruit, wine, drinkable.
AT. Good at the end, light, the strong taste of fruit disappear.

Photo of Vixie
3.37/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy yellow orange color with bits floating in it, which I assume are the fruit bits the label says you may see. Has a decent sized white head that quickly dissipates, leaving lacing across the surface.

Smell is mostly sweet, reminds me a bit of the smell of a fruit soda.

Taste starts with malty sweetness, then the taste of the raspberries comes in. Has a lingering sweetness at the end.

Feel is very much on the bubbly side due to high carbonation.

Basically a decent beer, but not much else. I do like the fact that they tried something different here, but nothing really stands out as being outstanding. Would be a good beer for a hot day, other than that, nothing overly outstanding.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had this once at a craft beer expo and I liked it. So I'm reviewing a bottle of it now.

It looks : copper colored body with a rose tint. First pour was transparent, second pour later on was hazed. Head is fluffy and flat white, 2 fingers tall and then 1. Not much lace left behind as decoration.

It smells : Very much like arbor mist or a raspberry wine cooler. Perhaps a Canada dry, too. There's not much in the way of hop or malt, just a sweet, artificial raspberry. Very one noted.

It tastes : the malts come out more in the taste with wheat, and the raspberry takes a back seat with a shallow two dimensional quality. There's only a vague hint of hop. Not much to write about.

It feels : Light body yielding into a creamy medium texture, with a buzzing carbonation underneath and a slightly Pilsner-esque finish.

Overall : somewhat underwhelming but still fairly tasty. I'd have it again but it's nothing exciting.

Photo of BrianQuinn
4.2/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Underrated beer. Very creative and refreshing, but still tastes like a beer and not a girly substitute.

Photo of Bali_hi
4.47/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of purple haze drank.

Photo of PGD120
2.03/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Appearance: very pale yellow. Visible carbonation. Fluffy 2 finger white head

Smell: wet cardboard and fake raspberries. Some biscuit malt.

Taste: basically tastes like an aal but overly sweet with fake rasberries. Finishes off all raspberry

Mouthfeel: bright carbonarion. Very light bodied

Overall: won't drink again, perfect beer for the type of person who would normally drink twisted yea or Mikes hard over beer.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
2.32/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Do not like cant drink my wife did like it though which explains why she hates beer

Photo of buckslayer50
3.95/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great light beer for out on the boat, just easy to drink

Photo of bmeGT
2/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer tastes like artificial flavoring.

Photo of Petegrieco
2.7/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

it made me vomit, gross

Photo of Beerma
4.26/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My husband bought me this and I was like UHHHH Thanks I guess grape beer! Well he told me it was raspberry which I love and was still thinking gross sweet syrupy. Nope I was wrong. It was a light raspberry taste, great for summer. Very drinkable. Drank a bunch and now I need more!

Photo of csheridan
3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

For a much better raspberry beer, try Founders Rubaeus (spelling's off, because the "u" has the German umlaut, and the a & e are combined in the old Latin "aesc", but you can find it searching Founders brewery).

Photo of WckdVbz
1/5  rDev -69.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

At least when you get a macro, you know what to expect.

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not too bad of a beer

Photo of Krissy6181
4.7/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great look, smell & taste. Great beer with a hint of raspberry

Photo of OKbrew89
3.77/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewing this as a raspberry lager. Nice golden color with little head. Smells like slightly sour raspberries. Smooth balanced lager with a good tart tartness from the raspberries. Easy drinker that is exactly what it is labeled.

Photo of Lanypany88
4.4/5  rDev +35%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great chill beer. Maybe a scarface or marvel movie relax beer.

Photo of beercirone
2.29/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Not clean enough for a "clean" and not sour enough for a sour. Not my favored beer, yet this has a strong following.

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.1/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.75

Not bad. Very available and sometime is not as good as others. Be sure to check bottled on date.

Photo of kmchamb2001
5/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite craft beer on the market!!

Photo of beerrat
4.64/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice taste of with a hint of raspberries.

Photo of nydon
4.41/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Raspberry flavor i could pick up on. My girlfriend could not. I think the beer is great for what it is. Good raspberry flavored wheat beer

Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,906 ratings.