Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

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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:
3,304
Reviews:
814
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
20.63%
 
 
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118
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873
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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12oz bottle poured into a tumbler. Enjoyed at home.

A: Hazy orange-yellow with a lasting soapy-white head. Not much in the way of lace -- rather thin.

S: Raspberry and wheat/grain are the two overwhelming scents in this bouquet. The smell is somewhat sweet with a tangy edge.

T: Raspberry on impact, which lingers throughout the taste. Wheat comes in mid-taste, which serves to limit the sweetness while also preventing much in the way of an aftertaste. The flavor of the raspberry, as tempered by the grains, is more tangy than sweet.

M: Light. Good carbonation brings out the flavors of this brew.

O: A decent beer, but not much above average. Flavors were well-executed but lacked complexity. I was pleased that the blend of ingredients and flavors were such that the sweetness of the raspberry did not overpower the beer. This brew's reputation preceded it, but it didn't quite live up to expectations. If offered as a selection at a gathering, I'd keep looking.

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

The brew poured with a two finger white head with an orange, cloudy body. There was no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. There was a lot of fruit, mostly raspberry, on the nose, which is to be expected. There is some lacing left on the glass. The first sip is a lot of raspberries, but a lot of carbonation. I’ve had this before, and this is not what it tastes like. Something is missing. It almost tastes like raspberry seltzer. There is definitely something wrong with this beer. It’s so watery and weak. This pint is definitely not reflective of the beer itself. Normally, the beer is a nice mouthful of raspberries with a hint of wheat mixed in. It goes down quick and it goes down easy. Not this one. I think perhaps I got a bad pint. Anyways, Abita Purple Haze is an easy session beer with some great flavor. Just don’t try it at Court Jester in Freehold.

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
3.2 out of 5 based on 3,304 ratings.
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