Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
74
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3,285 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:
3,285
Reviews:
807
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
20.63%
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
861
For Trade:
1
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a beautiful orange/ red color that is quite opaque, probably due to the raspberries being added after filtration. Gives a 1 finger frothy head that dissipates quickly.

S- Sour raspberries, like a framboise lambic. Had high hopes because of the smell, as I'm a fan of framboise.

T- Kind of a letdown. A one trick pony really, has a natural but bitter raspberry flavor. It's not sticky or artificial, but it's really not that tasty or sophisticated.

M- Medium, effervescent carbonation.

O- Did not meet expectations. Good for one or two, but would not buy another 6 pack. It's an attractive beer, but it's exceedingly simple.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I tasted no flavor at all. Not a bad beer, but not one I would buy again. very disappointed. After two, taste did not improve and I felt nothing. Bottle has nice design, catches your eye, looked good in glass, but had no flavor whatsoever that i could detect.

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a: pretty gold colour with clouding and suspended particles from raspberry pulp, as suggested on the label. Thin head mostly goes away after pouring, but not quite.

s: wheaty, ever so slightly pleasantly skunky in that way that only comes from raspberries.

t: a wee bit tart, a wee bit wheaty. Not as much raspberry as I'd hoped for or as much as the smell promised. It's like ... raspberries WERE here, once. A little disappointing.

m: fizzy, slippery, refreshing.

o: better than the component scores would suggest, honestly. I'm disappointed by what I thought it would be, but on the whole it's just fine for what it is.

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
3.2 out of 5 based on 3,285 ratings.
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