Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

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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:
#45,170
Reviews:
825
Ratings:
3,374
pDev:
19.82%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.39/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grateful423
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

As I poured this beer into my favorite glass, I finally get to see the purp... I mean orange like hue to my surprise with a very slight but not as prevalent raspberry smell that I was expecting. But I didn't want to judge as I've been waiting to try this one for a bit. The taste of raspberry is present yet not overwhelming, It's a descent and balanced fruit beer not too sweet, but just not the overall feel I was expecting. However when I had this same EXACT beer on tap it was much better! It may have been my palate that day, next time I try this from the bottle It's going to be straight out of bed with a nice fresh start. Sometimes toothpaste can a effect the taste of a fruit beer for me hours after, strange I know but.... Cheers!

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Photo of Whats_On_Tap95
4.53/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Smooth. Draft is always the way to go. Bottled doesn’t do it justice.

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Photo of Mikexw
2.95/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Karenremom
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chitoryu12
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hazy orange with a white head, kinda like a hefeweizen.

Smell: Surprisingly not much raspberry on the nose. Smells a lot like a lager, with a crisp malty smell.

Taste: Much stronger raspberry than the smell! Bready malts intermingle pretty equally with the fruit flavor, with little to no hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A little thicker than a lager, but still noticeably carbonated.

Overall: A pleasant surprise! Normally flavored beers can end up cloying, but this one balances the raspberry and beer flavors extremely well.

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Photo of OompaMentor
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy orangish color with plenty of carbonation and a bright white head. Smell is sweet and fruity. Initial taste is sweet as well but not an overwhelming fruity taste, still taste like beer instead of wine like some fruit brews. The feel is crisp but sweeter as u enjoy it and still quite carbonated. Overall is just to sweet for me to enjoy a 6 pack but would still drink one occasionally

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Photo of Zulmo
2.81/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a repeat drink for me.

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Photo of Irishman_Scott
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decent but kind of bland on taste compared to similar styles.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.11/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass. freshnessd ating was right over the raised Abita on the bottle, but able to detect best by March 2018.

cloudy dull pink grapefruit colored body. small white head leaving little in the way of lacing.

hit of tart raspberry on the nose, but mostly lager.

raspberries do come through on the taste, but then the lager overwhelms it. The balance here is non to pleasant to this particular palate.

Mouth is somewhere between thin and medium, finish is lagery and slightly dry on the tip of the tongue.

Overall, not a brew i enjoyed. I like raspberries in beer, but in this base lager, it doesn't seem to work well.

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Photo of zubeala
4.71/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love this for a refreshing escape from heavier and bolder brews. I like that it smells very fruity, but the raspberry flavor is sort of an after taste rather than an up front assault. Smooth drinking. Slightly purple in color, pours with a light head that dissipates quickly.

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Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of deonreds
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jma11
4.09/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jhv
2.86/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Cindicameron
3.93/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer at Hot N Juicy with spiced shrimp. Tasty combination. Pretty light beer, just a hint of fruity taste.

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Photo of Leo_Blanke
3.99/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dum3z
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paradox1000
2.7/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

My preference is not towards flavored beers.

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Photo of gabrielcolom
3.61/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raphaellima
3.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.42/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange gold with a white head. Smells of malt and very very light fruit. Tastes of strong raspberries, malt, and sweetness. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall a pretty tasty and light fruit beer.

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Photo of Craven
2.89/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 3,374 ratings