Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

3,283 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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5/5  rDev +56.3%

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3.58/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is a light shade of orange, and very hazy. When pouring the beer, I noticed it had a slightly pink appearance to it. It looked similar to the color of a light rosé wine. The head is mostly white, with a tint of pink to it. It's very thin, leaving a small ring around the glass. Although it has very little head and not much lacing, it still looks interesting. Minor lacing is comprised of very fine bubbles.

S: I smell raspberries. It's very faint, but it smells a lot like raspberry sorbet. There's also a slightly "sickly" smell to it. It sounds more terrible than it really is. It's kind-of a souring smell, but it doesn't really smell bad.

T: The flavor of this beer is very light and subdued. At first I get a leafy flavor, followed by a biscuit flavor, and then the raspberry pops in every now and then. It's not strong raspberry flavor like a wine cooler or anything. It tastes more mellow like how juiced fruit mixed with water tastes (ever have fresh squeezed orange juice or lemon-aid?).

M: The mouthfeel is very light, and wet. It is a refreshing beverage.

O: Overall I thought the beer works really well as a refreshment or something to to drink with a very light dessert or light meal. It would make a good lawnmower beer. This is very reminiscent of Abita's Strawberry Harvest Lager, so if you enjoy that beer I believe you will enjoy this one. I enjoyed drinking it.

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4.5/5  rDev +40.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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2/5  rDev -37.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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2/5  rDev -37.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +25%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm usually not one to enjoy raspberry, fruity beers. However, this one had a very subtle fruit taste that was very dry. Had a nice, off-white head and was very refreshing. The only thing I did not like about this was the dryness. I enjoyed about 2 of them and, by the 3rd one I was growing tired of the dry mouthfeel. But, overall, the fruity aroma, refreshing taste, and inviting appearance was pretty good.

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1.75/5  rDev -45.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +25%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
3.2 out of 5 based on 3,283 ratings.
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