Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

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74
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3,306 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:
3,306
Reviews:
814
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
20.63%
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
875
For Trade:
1
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12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 6/5/2013. Pours moderately hazy and cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart raspberry, wheat, cracker, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with big strength of raspberries that smell very authentic. Taste of raspberry, wheat, cracker, floral, grass, light pepper, and floral earthiness. Lingering notes of raspberry, wheat, cracker, floral, grass, light pepper, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of raspberry, bready malt, and hop notes; with a decent amount of robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and very crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good fruit beer. Good balance of fruit, malt, and hop flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. I definitely enjoyed this as a nice session-able brew.

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Taste is like a spoiled lager. Slightly tart, watery.

It’s just a disappointment. Yuck.

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