Purple Haze
Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #407
Ranked #29,146
3.29 | pDev: 19.45%
Saturday at 10:14 PM
Oct 19, 2001
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Notes: 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.
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Ratings by LoganFarinhas:
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Reviewed by LoganFarinhas from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer is a great beer and I don't know why it has such a low score

C: beautiful lacing and head retention. Stated with about a finger to finger and a half of head that sizzled down quick to a nice cap. The color is golden haze with some beautiful sediment/ fruit floating around

S: Strong fruit smells, grapefruit, apple, also yeasty, vinegary smell to it actually pleasantly surprised by the smell for a field beer.

T: Just delicious taste of fruit, no booziness, no bitter hops. I could see maybe if you were expecting a wheaty or NEIPA then you would want some hoppy or malty characteristic, but this isn't that and they don't declare that they are a hoppy or malty beer. This is a field beer and a good one at that.

F: light bodied, effervescent yet smooth, very good.

Overall: I picked up a six-pack for $7.99, 4.2%ABV, 12 fl oz., Bottled on N/A, Fresh by 01/25/22, 13 IBU
This is a great field/ fruit beer absolutely fantastic for the price, the bottled date isn't on so that makes the overall score fall a bit. The quality of ingredients seems pretty good and the sessionability is very preferential, but after an imperial stout and NEIPA this beer is a great one to end the night or have during family company if you don't want to drink a corn beer. Really great beer for the niche it fills. I give it a generous 90.
Dec 16, 2020
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Rated: 4.25 by Overtonjd from New Jersey

Saturday at 10:14 PM
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.24/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12 ounce well chilt bottle, straight up.
Smells like berries, but not in a lambic way. Boones Farm -ish.
Taste is a bit tart. The pilsner and wheat malts along with Vanguard hops give balance. Aftertaste is sweetly floral.,. nothing memorable here.,0
Thin, medium carb.
Overall, next time I got my gold & purple beads on, I’ll grab one of these little fruity lagers.,.
May 15, 2023
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
DATE: April 14, 2023... OCCASION: watching A Sort of Homecoming with Shan and a beer I hadn't had in a long time.. GLASSWARE: Sam Adams custom lager... a hazy, dirty yellow body streams tiny bubbles upward into an off-white ring... the opening scents are metallic hops, raspberry, blueberry, Smarties chalk, and a strange, funky/yeasty annoyance that nonetheless gives it a unique, memorable aroma... slick, oily, watery--yet refreshingly so... some low-end effervescence at the throat... the strawberry and blueberry are punchy, bright and sweetly interwoven with its bready malts.... at 4% and change, crushable and embracing in its friendship... tough to argue with its effect, it might not be one worthy of an up-close profile, but it will win in the right context or gathering... a nice accompaniment for a warm spring night like this...
Apr 15, 2023
Rated: 3.19 by morsa_95 from California

Mar 21, 2023
Rated: 3.51 by Shiredave from New York

Mar 01, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by not2quick from Missouri

Feb 02, 2023
Rated: 3.93 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Jan 28, 2023
Rated: 3.36 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 12, 2023
Rated: 3 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 3.17 by DOCRW from Washington

Nov 01, 2022
Rated: 4 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Oct 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Legendary_Geko from Florida

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look: Nice color, very interesting looking beer.

Smell: Smells fine, kinda smells like raspberries but not a lot like it. Even though it's a raspberry lager.

Taste: Initial taste is fine at best, after taste is really good, best aftertaste of any beer that i've had, but that's not why we rate beers.

Feel: Fine, nothing special, just fine.

Overall I think this beer is just average, it's good and it's very drinkable, but it's just average.
Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 3.69 by azak99

Aug 05, 2022
Rated: 3.37 by Sinister from New York

Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 2.76 by nsarris

Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 2.79 by Beer_Goblin from New York

May 29, 2022
Rated: 4 by PaleAleWalt from New York

May 23, 2022
Rated: 3.78 by Beecham from California

May 17, 2022
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Rated by JonnyCastle from Massachusetts

2.77/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Cool name, interesting aftertaste but a little disappointing for me. I wanted to taste more of the berries.
Apr 20, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Feb 21, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by Hazey92 from New York

Jan 30, 2022
Rated: 3.81 by Rhetion from Florida

Jan 30, 2022
Rated: 3.44 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Jan 29, 2022
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Reviewed by CodyBasden from Texas

3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
L: hazy light amber with a twinge of grapefruit color good head great cap low on the carb streams and slow
S: low fruit raspberry
T: goes in like a cracker finishes like a raspberry
F: thin and low carbonation finishes wet
O: good tasting fruit beer great look just a little thin
Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 3.27 by Meddwol from Michigan

Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 3.43 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2021
Rated: 3.21 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2021
Rated: 3.4 by mltobin from Connecticut

Oct 16, 2021
Rated: 3.74 by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

Sep 27, 2021
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.44/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
this brew isn't incredibly special but it is very recognizable once you've had it. the dark stone fruit tang tinge is barely there, with the malt being the primary taste factor here, but it is a pleasant addition. it could be amped up in the fruit area to really step into something more notable, but as a simple session'r, it ain't half bad, and sure beats any of the bland swill from mega-corps, and they've managed to stay privately owned all this time, so it's nice to support such spunk.
if you want a much more effectively executed fruit-themed brew from them, try the Strawberry Lager if you can find it.
Sep 22, 2021
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

2.46/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
This a watery mess with some subtle artificial raspberry. I'll try it again for more experiences but I really wasn't prepared for it to be this bad to me honestly.
Aug 29, 2021
Rated: 2.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 24, 2021
Rated: 3.41 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania

Jul 31, 2021
Rated: 3 by GRhoads from Ohio

Jul 20, 2021
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Rated by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A light lager with raspberry flavor throughout. Overall a good starter beer for the craft beer enthusiast who like fruity beers.
Jul 11, 2021
Rated: 3.06 by aasher from Indiana

Jun 20, 2021
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