Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

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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:
3,297
Reviews:
811
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
20.63%
 
 
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115
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866
For Trade:
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Bell's tulip. The pour is amber with a touch of red and sports about a finger of frothy white head which quickly dies down to a thin lacing. I definitely get some fruit on the nose, but it smells more like grapes than raspberries. There is also a faint lemony note and a wheat-like character.

The beer has a light body and a bright, fruity flavor. There is a nice cracker-like graininess up front. It's met by a nice barrage of fruit flavors, primarily raspberry and grape. Unfortunately, they flavors don't quite carry through the finish and it's a bit bland in the back of the mouth.

I have had this beer at tastings once or twice and decided to give it a review. I'm surprised this is a lager since I get a distinct wheat-beer character and no distinct malt flavor. Not really something to seek out, but still a nice easy-drinking and refreshing beer on a hot summer afternoon.

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
3.2 out of 5 based on 3,297 ratings.
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