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Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

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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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Pours a clear reddish-yellow with a foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, grain, and some slight berry aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight perfume-like flavor on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that is drinkable but not something I would seek out again.

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

The beer pours a cloudy clear pink like water, piss, and strawberry juice. It definitely has a slight purple haze. There is little to no head, but a ring around the glass that is soap white. The beer is quite hazy and clear amber, which is a strange color for beer. The beer smells like sour bread with some nice wheat wafting and a salty stale bread smell as it settles and it almost reminds me of buttered toast. The beer tastes heavy with wheat malt, with an oh-so-subtle hint of raspberries. Overall it seems to give a taste of flavored water with a lot of wheat. The aftertaste brings the tart fruit a little more forward, but still it remains quite mellow. The mouthfeel begins a little uncomfortable with carbonation, but settles out into a thick and oddly creamy feel, and is really quite drinkable and watery. This beer just can’t decide what it is. I don’t get enough malt and not enough fruity flavors for me. It sits uncomfortably in the middle and thus doesn’t seem to really claim a category and leaves me at a loss to label it. This is a meh beer.

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 3,333 ratings
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