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:
3,298
Reviews:
811
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
20.63%
 
 
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3.03/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can
A) Pours with a two finger head. Settles to a thin lacing on top and at the edge of the glass. Fairly clear body, bronze in color.
S) Hints of raspberry. Subtle grain.
T) Sweetened raspberries. Hints of honey. Grainy in the finish.
M) Light body. Mellow carbonation. Dry finish.
O) A decent summertime brew. The raspberry flavor seems too artificial and sweetened. Regardless I'd drink another one.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.42/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: no head to speak of on mine on a clear golden body with slight amber hue.

S: breads and malt with a nice grape, raspberry and plum note.

T: wheats and malts but the fruity notes are make this one different as it is more raspberry and grapey with plum and strawberry intermixed.

M: light body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall a nice beer, fairly refreshing but not one I plan on having routinely.

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've had this in a bottle and on tap. I prefer it on tap but not bad either way. It's a crisp, refreshing beer. I don't think that it's overly fruity at all and don't really find that it has a distinct raspberry aroma. It's not at all bitter and on the whole, very enjoyable.

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

Tasting note from 4/11/12
Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a slightly hazy (but fairly clear) pink lemonade hue with a thin white head that quickly disappears.
S: Strong raspberry aroma with a hint of soft wheat...fairly straight-forward.
T: Follows aroma to a T.
M: Thin and watery. Very light body.
D: A very average fruit beer. Not complex. Decent sessionability due to its low ABV.

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Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
3.2 out of 5 based on 3,298 ratings.
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