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Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

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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:
#43,828
Reviews:
815
Ratings:
3,333
pDev:
19.82%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
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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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Unfiltered appearance (raspberries added after filtration) almost orange color with moderate carbonation and mild head. Very fruity and sweet aroma--you can definitely discern the raspberries. Tastes almost like raspberries dropped in a light beer. Not exactly in a refreshing way. Not much depth. A little tart which is nice. The beer fails for us not on the raspberry inclusion but on the beer portion itself.

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 3,333 ratings
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