Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

Purple HazePurple Haze
BA SCORE
25.4%
Liked This Beer
3.28 w/ 3,314 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
Ranking:
#42,695
Reviews:
814
Ratings:
3,314
Liked:
843
Avg:
3.28/5
pDev:
19.82%
Alströms:
3.92
 
 
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Bought from Central Market in a Pick 6.
Poured from bottle into a pint glass.
(Review from notes)

A - Pink grapefruit, small white head, cloudy.

S - Tart raspberry.

T - Raspberry juice.

M - Fizzy like a spritzer with a tart aftertaste.

Summary - To me, this is not a beer. Maybe a raspberry cider or something? It's just got this weird feeling to it, and it's so fizzy. I suppose it isn't a bad drink, but for me, it is a bad beer. I was hoping for a lot more depth than an alcoholic raspberry spritzer.

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I did not like this beer. Was at a New Years Eve concert and the selection was not very good. I think I accidentally was thinking it was Hazed and Infused (not wild about it either). I have been disappointed by Purple Haze before, but this one really disappointed me.

It looked okay. A bit of white head on top of an orange-ish liquid. The plastic cup didn't help, but I don't particularly give a shit about the appearance.

It smelled kind of grainy, but little to anything else. Maybe a hint of citrus. Just blah.

It tasted worse than it smelled. There was some sort of fruity flavor, but it didn't strike me as from hops. There was a wee nip of malty flavor and sweetness, but not much. Whatever, it was borderline gross.

Really thin and watery.

I made a really bad choice ordering this beer. It was the only non BMC tap. Later I saw some bottles that would have been better. Unfortunate that it was my last beer of 2013. I will never, ever subject myself to it again. Yuck.

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it was in 1998 i made a trip to the Breau-Bridge area for 2 weeks vacation, relax, eat lots of seafood, tour the sights, listen to local music and sample any wines or beers made locally, We happened across a place called Mullotte's for the evening which offered local cooking and music ..hard to pass up and we were rewarded. Abita makes their ale for them and bottles it under Mulotte's name well that was a start it was very similar to Turbo Dog in flavor another ale they make and glad we had gotten to quaff a few and listen to the local music.
On the way home we stopped by the brewery off I-10 and got the cooks tour of the brewery, only one there and i'm not a newspaper or magazine writer so the folks have sold me on their beer and they are quite good

this is the Purple Haze we are reviewing tonight

served in a malt glass

appearance -pours a hazy amber-orange with 2-3" head which settles quickly
carbonation appears natural and light lacing on the glass when swirled

nose -fruit ,light malt no hops that we can tell

finish- very light rasberry bite at the end in place of traditional hops like a tart Lambic ale

this goes well with the wheat malt and covers up if any, that often odd aftertaste in many weissbeers

alot of thought and effort went into making this and quite good

we had it with seafood this evening , fitting for a Cajun ale

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 25.4% out of 100 with 3,314 ratings
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