Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

3,306 Ratings
Purple HazePurple Haze

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

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

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -29.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-Cloudy yellow orange, not much carbonation one finger head that doesn't last.

S-Skunked almost, very bad wheat/straw notes, no raspberries at all.

T-Like the nose, very bland. Some straw wheat, nut not much. Tad bit of grass and really faint raspberries.

M-Lighter, some carbonation and watery.

O-A poorly executed fruit beer, the only plus side is that nothing was artificial tasting.

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Bernoulli
3.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours hazy amber with a hint of purple/red and no head.

Faint fruity smell, but unlike the seasonal strawberry, of an indeterminate berry type.

Taste was akin to the strawberry but with a less pleasant, slightly weaker, and less identifiable flavor.

Mouthfeel was was ok and soda poppish.

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.71/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 1.25

I have seen this beer numerous time and was always curious what it tasted like. It has a great aroma with the subtle smell of blackbeary. I personally wouldn't get again because the taste is bland. It's not that it has a bad taste just doesn't have much of a taste at all.

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Xalkalinex
2.38/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Once opened you get a light sweet fruity aroma, nothing really impressive.

Taste: taste is that of a really watered down beer, very drinkable, but you really could not tell that raspberries were used. Slight bitterness when it hits the tongue then fades instantly.

Feel: It feels very light in the mouth, minimal carbonation, once again almost water like.

Look: really don't care about this part because even if something looks good, does not mean it tastes good, but for the curious mind... It is a clear pale gold with a slight, ever so slight purple hue,

Overall, nothing to write home to mom about.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
3.2 out of 5 based on 3,306 ratings.
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