Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

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3,277 Ratings
Purple HazePurple Haze
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
Ratings:
3,277
Reviews:
804
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
20.63%
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
851
For Trade:
1
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Photo of bbcamillo
3.03/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikeinportc
2.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours slightly hazy reddish orange-amber with thin off-white head, leaving a narrow ring of lacing.

Smells like raspberry.....something. Dried raspberries? Raspberry yogurt? Raspberry-flavored filling in a jelly doughnut. That's it!. Nothing else noticeable.

Flavor is light pils/basic lager bready malt, a mild touch of (unsweetened) raspberry, with a touch of bitterness on the finish.
Thankfully, not cloying, or particularly sweet, as I was expecting.

Feel is thin watery/oily, with very fine, light carbonation.

Overall, not horrible, but I don't expect to have it again. A gift, among other beer, from a friend, or I might never have tried it. A step above AALs, but a small one. ;)

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Photo of informaticsDoc
3.04/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChillZilla
1.89/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

I was actually really excited about this beer based on the reviews on this website, but I've never not finished a beer before this one. I took three drinks and poured it into my toilet, where it belongs. I've never tried fruity feces before, but I think this is as close as it gets. Stay away, or make sure you have a chaser that eliminates fermented blueberry butthole taste.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of writer917
2.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

It tastes like the "XXX" flavor of VitaminWater.
It looks like it too.
Super-light, as if diluted by water, &
Super-sweet, the raspberry dominating.
Despite that, there's a subdued wheat flavor;
Subdued like a muted Miles Davis trumpet, mixed low.
You want to spray it on you; you want to go to the New York Botanical Garden & sniff this while drinking this.
It's the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat.
You stare into the river, sipping this, with your feet in the water, & your life becalmed in its transitory nature.

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Photo of ATPOPE15
4.12/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbehlar
3.86/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewer101
4.21/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A good year round beer if you like flavored beers. Noticeable Raspberry flavor. The beer does not seem to be filtered but this does not distract from the quality of this beer nor its rich flavor.

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Photo of Acforster2
3.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Houser
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chasegator
3.92/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- strawberry blonde with little to no head
Smell- raspberry dominates the nose
Taste- berry with a finishing wheat
Feel- light bodied
Overall- good beer. Light crisp and drinkable

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Photo of BalancingBrooms
2.87/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of eddiestep
2.47/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.53/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnQuincyAdams
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deekmon
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of joeyjojojrshabadoo
2.72/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.35/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Not a pretty beer. Pours a cloudy and muddled amber with a thin white head that dissipates. Aroma is of raspberry and sweet bread. Taste follows, and the raspberry is a touch less intense than expected, with a mild blend of sweet and tart. Medium carbonation, very light, and balance slightly favors sweet and fruity, but has a mild earthy bitterness. Overall, this is a light and refreshing beer, with fruitiness that is less intrusive than expected.

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Photo of generallee
3.74/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
3.94/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHeltonator
3.45/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Great lager with a tart, raspberry-flavored aftertaste

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
3.2 out of 5 based on 3,277 ratings.
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