Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

Purple HazePurple Haze
BA SCORE
3.28/5
3,320 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
Ranking:
#43,088
Reviews:
814
Ratings:
3,320
pDev:
19.82%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
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118
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Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two-finger white head with long retention and sticky lacing. Hazy reddish-orange color, medium clarity.

S- Raspberries and golden malts. Fragrant berries. Just very appealing and fresh.

T- Raspberries again, spicy malts and some hop character. Least impressive part so far.

M- Biting carbonation, syrupy and sugary. I wonder if it's the puree I'm feeling.

O- Better than its rating led me to believe. Exceeded expectations. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit.

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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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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 3,320 ratings
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