Abita Select Triple Haze
Abita Brewing Co.

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Fruit and Field Beer
3.55 | pDev: 16.62%
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Abita Select Triple HazeAbita Select Triple Haze
Notes: Our Triple Haze is a take off of one of our most popular year round offerings, Purple Haze. It is a strong golden lager made with malted barley and wheat. Despite being strong (8% ABV) it is still light in color. It is hopped with German Perle hops to give the beer a delicate hop flavor. After filtering the beer, a generous amount of fresh raspberry puree is added. Because we use real fruit you may see raspberry pulp in the beer. This gives the beer a tartly sweet taste and aroma, as well as a bright purple color and haze.

22 IBU
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 81 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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gregy55902 from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a bomber of this today for $3 (probably been sitting around a while) at Andy's Liquor Marketplace.

This beer looks nice, bright orange fire with a meager smell of faint fruit and bready yeast. Taste is great, and the raspberries are incorporated very well (as far as my palate is concerned anyway). I know some people may find fruit beers to be rage-inducing abominations of the Beer Laws, but that isn't really a good reason to hate the product. Not noticing any heat at all from the 8% abv. Good and simple with a tinge of tartness, and extremely drinkable (I'm almost done with my glass!?) . Don't know what they were originally charging for it, but considering the reduced price point I'll probably pick up a few more bottles.

Oct 21, 2016
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nbbyrd from Texas

2.97/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a growler into a tulip glass. A fitting beer for today. Happy Mardi Gras, y’all!
Look: Super hazy, vibrant orange with a lovely purple raspberry tint to it. A finger of fluffy bright white head, dissipating quickly into tiny little bubbles with very little lacing.
Smell: Raspberries and berries galore! A little cough syrupy and artificial, sweet candy smelling. But nevertheless, still very crisp and refreshingly floral at the same time.
Taste: Taste follows the nose, but not nearly as strong. The big bready malt backbone shows through, trying to balance the artificial raspberry sweetness and higher alcohol content at 8%. More balanced than Purple Haze or Andygator individually, basically a mixture of the two classics. Not bad.
Feel: Medium carb and body, light bitterness that balances with the sweetness of the berry and strong malt. You get a bit of that burning alcohol heat in the back of the throat when you swallow.
Overall: A fun limited offering from Abita. This is their first year to bottle it as well, but I’ve only had it on tap. I believe that this, as well as Strawgator, are two tasty beers that are more balanced than the individual beers that create them.

Feb 10, 2016
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 22 oz bomber in a snifter. This golden lager pours a muddled, cloudy, dark amber with a nice head of white dissipating foam that settles to a thick ring, small pool, and excellent lacing. Nose of raspberries, honey, and subtle grain notes. Flavors lightly exceed the nose with honey and raspberries on all sides with a soft wheat flavor and smoothness that finishes on the back with a lightly tart raspberry and wheat grain note. Smooth and lightly creamy with a dry finish and extremely well hidden alcohol. Nice and ample. Would be perfect in the summer months.


Jan 30, 2016
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stephens101 from Oklahoma

2.91/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Think I found this one in the cooler after a camping trip.

Tan head with a grapefruit colored body. Smells of grapefruit and raspberry sweet tarts. Interesting so far. Tastes of grain a little raspberry and a bit tart at the end. Not as flavorful as it is easy.

Feb 13, 2015
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Karibourgeois from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Cloudy dark orange/amber pour with a minimal head and medium carbonation. Aroma is lightly fruity. Fairly light bodied. Taste is grainy with a moderate raspberry flavor. Not as sweet as purple haze and far more maltier as there is a good wheat presence.

Sep 01, 2014
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tbryan5 from Louisiana

3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is basically like Andygator and Purple Haze. It has the taste of tart and sweet of Purple Haze with the body of Andygator. This was a pretty good beer that I enjoyed.

Jul 05, 2014
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mgironta from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured with a one finger, pure white head that dissipated slowly and left a tinge of lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy orange with mild visible carbonation. On the nose, I got hints of raspberry with some wheat to it. On the taste, I definitely got a decent amount of raspberry, which is to be expected. What I didn’t expect was the bite that went along with it. It was almost like regular Purple Haze with more heat to it from the 8% ABV. The finished lingered with a boozy burn. Honestly, it’s not great. I prefer the regular version. I wouldn’t rush back to have it again.

Sep 17, 2012
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap 11/1/2011 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep orange/amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of raspberries along with light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong tart raspberry flavors that remains dominant. The malt character is light and the hops presence is mild but there is a pretty decent balance for this type of beer. The after-taste is tart and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, if you like the raspberry flavor this is a decent stronger beer to drink for a while.

Nov 06, 2011
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: quarter finger head, murky and crimson color.

S: some dark fruit, mosty strawberry and raspberries

T: Caramel malts with mostly strawberry dark fruit flavor. I also got some lime and cherry notes.

M: moderate carbonation and medium body.

Overall: Its not too bad. It isn't up to par with others in this genre.

Oct 07, 2011
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One2Remeber from Florida

3.17/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz poured into an oversize wine glass

A: White head that quickly dissipates leaving a bubbly white ring around the edge. Body is extremely cloudy (hazey) with a glowing peach color.

S: A dominant, heavy tartness in the nose, smells like raspberries with an alcohol undertone. Smells like a lager.

T: Not over the top sweet, expecting more a sugary sweet taste. Taste like a watered down magic hat number 9.

M: A bubbly sensation takes over at the end which takes away from any exceptional flavors that might be in the beer.

O: Okay, nothing to brag about / recommend to others. Aphrodite from Ommegang would get a 10/10 for fruit beer, #9 6/10, this 3/10. :( And I like Andygator and Restoration so much, this not so much.

Sep 22, 2011
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Cyberkedi from Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the tap a barely transparent honey golden with a fine-bubbled eggshell head. Strong, fruity aroma is mainly raspberry and has a malty undertone. Raspberry dominates the malty flavor, which has a yeasty hint. Smooth, edgy, fizzy texture leaves a nice raspberry finish.

Jul 23, 2011
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

2.38/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance: Arrived at the table a dullish toned, reddish-hued body with a fine, white head.

Smell: Aroma provides mild raspberry, light booze, with indeterminate sweet hints. It's subtle and restrained, like a cat waiting patiently around the corner to pounce on your unsuspecting feets.

Taste: Light upfront, understated touches of pale malts and wheat with a middling sweetness to it. Quickly, it pushes the sweetness a bit more as a taste of ground-up fruit-flavored chewable tablets for poor, sick children takes over the flavor alongside a vein of booziness. TheLibrarianGirl likened it to taking a swig of her plumeria-scented body wash. I can see that, too. Finishes the same.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I really didn't enjoy this one, though, I'll admit I had some modest hopes for it. If Purple Haze is like the film Troll, this would make Triple Haze Troll 2.

May 25, 2011
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ktrillionaire from Florida

2.52/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Cloudy pinkish hue, capped with a small white head, but leaving blanketing sheets of lace.

S - Light raspberry wheat beer aroma; fairly pleasant, if somewhat nondescript.

T - The flavor has a bit of a cheap boozy burn, and other than that tastes basically just like regular Purple Haze. Not a huge fan. It has a distinct malt liquor sensibility.

M - Thinner than medium, and softly carbonated.

O - This is not very good.

Apr 26, 2011
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EgadBananas from Louisiana

3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, grapefruit color, either a lighter colored head and a bit of lacing.

Aroma is fruity sweet and not much else really. Maybe some b ready notes.

Taste is pretty much the same but sweet er and fruitier, and a hint ofheat.

Feel is creamy smooth, medium in body an nd a hair drying.

drink is ok. Better then regular purple haze, but if likely not seek it out.

Mar 20, 2011
Abita Select Triple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 81 ratings