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:
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

Added by kbub6f on 10-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,523
Reviews:
826
Ratings:
3,382
pDev:
19.82%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
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Photo of bdiiorio
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EricCFrantz
3.91/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of browndog1
4.28/5  rDev +30.5%
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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Photo of anthony-s
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Livyatan1996
2.03/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of iawaska
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of entenduintransit
3.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Kamerondallen
3.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobstockwell
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VoxRationis
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Photo of npachl
3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jbavi360
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of raylpendleton
3.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

nice fine white head pretty stable. some haze to it orange with a read hue. lots of carbonation
smells is a combination of raspberry with a little metallic and Pilsener sweetness.
taste is crisp Pilsner malt and hops with a dose of raspberry sirup and a tang from the wheat malts.
refreshing, thin to medium body, lots of carbonation
I do not find anything wrong with this beer it is well crafted but I do not think that raspberry and Pilsner style are a good match. Interesting to taste though.

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Photo of Techichi
3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hairnic
3.36/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of HabaJohn
4.41/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy copper color. 2/3 inch head of an off-pink color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of medicinal raspberry, pale malt, and sweet malt. Fits the style of a Fruit/Vegetable Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of medicinal raspberry, pale malt, and sweet malt. Overall, average appearance and feel, lacking in complexity.

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Photo of chubenzino
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jakepeterson
3.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BenHoppy
2.99/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 3,382 ratings