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Purple Haze - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,521 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,521
Reviews: 712
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 20.31%
Wants: 55
Gots: 225 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-19-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

BuzzFee, Aug 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +53.8%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

BarrelAgedG, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.15/5  rDev -3.1%

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

And I'm listening to "All Along the Watchtower"... Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises dry wheat, raspberry syrup, and a touch of corn. The taste leads with the corn before immediately getting blindsided by the very artificial-tasting raspberry syrup. Then everything returns to a bland corn-y situation. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this beer ain't my jam (no raspberry pun intended), what with the artificial taste and one-sad-note offering. It's not horrible, but I'll likely never drink one again.

TMoney2591, Aug 30, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev +6.2%

What I would call a nice after dinner beer. The pour is dark red/purple with an off white head. The smell is full of berries, specifically raspberry. The taste is similar although a little more reserved. Very sweet which made it a bit hard to pair with most food besides deserts though. Overall a very nice beer.

WhiteHillsStore, Aug 30, 2014
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joeyloyer, Aug 29, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +13.8%

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Fairly clear copper colored body with a foamy white head that retains well. Some soapy lines of lacing.

Aroma: Malt sweetness blended with a raspberry puree aroma.

Taste: Very malty and smooth, just enough raspberry notes to make it what it says it is, and thankfully not too cloying.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy.

Overall: Not outstanding, but good by my standards.

JuicesFlowing, Aug 29, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -6.5%

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 2,521 ratings.