Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Experience the magic of Purple Haze.® Clouds of real raspberries swirl in this tart and tantalizing lager inspired by the good spirits and dark mysteries of New Orleans. Brewed with pilsner and wheat malts along with Vanguard hops, let the scent of berries in the hazy purple brew put a spell on you.

Added by kbub6f on 10-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,003
Reviews:
828
Ratings:
3,393
pDev:
19.76%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tbone2131
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tdub6891
3.45/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Can barely taste a hint of raspberries...needs a little more hop to it

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Photo of Wavve
4.03/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
2.8/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle:

Low C (2.80) / AVERAGE

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Photo of beerfam205
3.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.47/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a lightly hazed amber with a one finger foamy white head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma raspberry and pilsner malts.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Raspberry, pilsner malts and a subtle hop bite.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Nothing spectacular just a nice easy drinking beer.

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Photo of phigdon34
4.28/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers. I have no idea why it's getting low ratings. It's the perfect amount of raspberry

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3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SolarPower36
3.91/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bdiiorio
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EricCFrantz
3.91/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of browndog1
4.28/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good for a change of pace. Wouldn't want to drink it every day but very nice once in a while.

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3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Livyatan1996
2.03/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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3.27/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.6/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.09/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.09/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Kamerondallen
3.59/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobstockwell
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VoxRationis
3.35/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a nonic pint glass; no production information evident.
A: Pours a very hazy light plum or rose amber color with a half inch, foamy white head, spotty retention (not quite just a rim), and very limited lacing.
S: Floral, rose water aroma clarifying to raspberry. Definitely a light malt aroma and some grassiness. More sour note, as warms.
T: Dry. Tastes like a Pilsner adulterated by unsweetened raspberry flavoring. I do not get even a hint of the wheat. Bitterness peppery, like strawberry pips, but that does contribute to a more crisp, refreshing quality than is common in the style. Definitely drinks best when it has warmed a bit.
M: Light to medium bodied with solid carbonation.
O: I think this was a nice attempt at a dry, raspberry fruit beer. Drinkable, but I do not think the flavor elements quite work together.

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2.76/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 3,393 ratings