Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

3,274 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, best before 12/28/12. This pours a slightly hazy light brown/golden color with a massive wheat beer sized head which has a long retention. The smells are similar to a pilsner, some grass hops, wheat and a hint of raspberries. The feel is medium to a little thinner. The taste is okay, more thin and light than I was expecting, you get some wheat, very faint hop bitterness (almost none) and a very light raspberry, far lighter than I was expecting.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am impressed with the name as it could not describe the appearance any better. Hazy and yes, purple, this wheat beer is quite pretty. I smell berry on the nose but it does seem a bit manufactured. The taste is nice, raspberries and wheat, the raspberries seem to be more from a bottle and less real. I'd call this a "cheer beer" but I liked it enough that I drank two. It won't set the craft beer world on fire but it will sell a lot of bottles of beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a good sized whit head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Funny, but for a beer brewed with raspberries and called purple haze, I was definitely expecting more color. The nose holds a bit of tart raspberry along with a spicy wheat and bready malt aroma. The flavor is sweet with mild raspberry flavor that peeks in and out of a bready honey like spicy wheat malt base. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet watery and slick mouthfeel. This is just so blah. The berries feel weak and artificial and the underlying beer is uninspiring as well.

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
3.2 out of 5 based on 3,274 ratings.
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