Purple Haze
Abita Brewing Co.

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From:
Abita Brewing Co.
 
Louisiana, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #421
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
75
Ranked #29,770
Avg:
3.29 | pDev: 19.45%
Reviews:
868
Ratings:
2,695
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 09:52 PM
Added:
Oct 19, 2001
Wants:
  130
Gots:
  995
SCORE
75
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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 nsarris:
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Rated by nsarris

2.76/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Jun 18, 2022
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Rated: 3.37 by Sinister from New York

Jul 02, 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 Korbynlehr 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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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

2.95/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Purchased as a single bottle from Kroger for $1.69. Poured into a tulip glass.

L - Hazy light orange with a two-finger cream head.
S - Wheat-backed floral notes. Berry, but unsure what sort.
T - Whole wheat, grass, and a touch of petunia. Extremely light raspberry note towards the finish. Not bitter at all.
F - Extremely carbonated. Light, crisp, clean. Very refreshing.
O - I've had this beer before on multiple occasions, and I'm happy to review it for the first time [officially]! It's a refreshing brew for certain, with a vague berry aroma and a wheat-filled aroma. Unfortunately, the raspberry flavor doesn't exactly come out as advertised. In a beer where they make it the main attraction, that's not really a great thing. Will buy again on the basis of its refreshing nature for the price, but it's not something to go out of your way to purchase.
May 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

May 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.3 by QuintusHorace from California

May 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Antnego from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a great beer and completely underrated on BA. There is a fruity, berry essence that permeates a sweet, malty backbone, with a slight finish of resiny hops. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Awesome on the nose and palate. The head and appearance are a little underwhelming, but with a beer that smells and tastes so great, who really cares?
Apr 30, 2021
 
Rated: 2.02 by jeschaefer from Texas

Apr 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by TommyG22 from Wisconsin

Apr 17, 2021
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Rated by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.64/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
For the same ABV as Bud Light, very nice. I love these for weeknights or times when I want something sessionable.
Apr 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by PopeGrundle from Texas

Apr 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.47 by ZombiePlus from California

Mar 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by jacobk1997 from Georgia

Mar 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drinking this at The Local Harris Teeter in Briar creek raleigh nc.
Poured from a tap into a pint glass.
Orange colored with a nice foamy White head that lasted throughout the beer.
Smells lightly bready sweet, raspberry.
Taste follows the nose nicely.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall very good for the style and I would definitely order again.
Mar 18, 2021
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Reviewed by TheOccasionalBeer from Wisconsin

3.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This one came in a can. Upon opening, a smell of unfrosted raspberry pop-tarts preceded a red-orange-amber nearly opaque liquid with a large but quickly-dissipating head. It was fairly smooth to drink, a slightly bitter raspberry note that faded to slight bitter astringency that grew a little boring by the end of the can. I might try this in a bottle, but it was somewhat underwhelming.
Feb 19, 2021
Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 3563 ratings