Purple Haze | Abita Brewing Co.

Purple HazePurple Haze
BA SCORE
25.4%
Liked This Beer
3.28 w/ 3,312 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#42,658
Reviews:
814
Ratings:
3,312
Liked:
842
Avg:
3.28/5
pDev:
19.82%
Alströms:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
881
Trade:
1
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3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of joeyjojojrshabadoo
2.72/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Not a pretty beer. Pours a cloudy and muddled amber with a thin white head that dissipates. Aroma is of raspberry and sweet bread. Taste follows, and the raspberry is a touch less intense than expected, with a mild blend of sweet and tart. Medium carbonation, very light, and balance slightly favors sweet and fruity, but has a mild earthy bitterness. Overall, this is a light and refreshing beer, with fruitiness that is less intrusive than expected.

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Photo of generallee
3.74/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
3.94/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHeltonator
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Great lager with a tart, raspberry-flavored aftertaste

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

Photo of XsoldoutX
2.99/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
2.76/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle,into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Soapy white head that stands 1 finger tall with moderate retention and light lacing.The body is amber in color with low clarity,distorted light showing through the glass,and a good amount of sediment.Low on carbonation.

On the nose I get mostly wheat with faint hints of raspberry notes.The raspberry is so subdued it almost smells more like raspberry seed.

On the palate I get raspberry seed up front,and faint hints of wheat on the back end.Also getting alot of water flavor.Not a very good tasting beer.It almost tastes like raspberry flavored water.

The mouth feel is water thin,with slight hints of oxidation on the tongue.

To be honest this isn't a terrible beer,but it isn't very good either.Lacking flavor and aroma,plus water thin.I would not recommend,and will not drink it again.

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

Look: Unfiltered tangerine color with no head. Appearance is thin.

Smell: Almost completely odorless. Hint of raspberry maybe.

Taste: Typical lager. Smooth. Can't taste any raspberry. Nothing special.

Feel: Pretty watery.

Overall: The bottle excited me and I hoped I would like it. Basically budlight in better packaging. Skip this one. 4/10.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.74/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.96/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I expected this to be purple, instead it pours a reddish orange color. Ah well.

Smell is fruity and fresh, a bit of raspberry. Very summery.

Taste is of a fruited lager, not very deep, but very refreshing. Fresh rapsberries and a bit of lime.

The liquid is thin, with prickly carbonation, easy to chug.

I bought this mainly to tick Louisiana, but I enjoyed this for what it is, a refreshing summer beer!

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Photo of Metalsnota
3.89/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Orange/Amber color with a sweet slightly fruit aroma. The taste is more subtle than the smell,not too sweet at all nor over powerful fruit taste. It tastes well balanced,not my favorite yet still an enjoyable beer thats a bit unusual

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

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.71/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of HamdenHector
3.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

A: hazy; a goldish burnt orange in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thick collar; light lacing;

S: slightly artificial raspberry;

T: artificial raspberry; a tannic dryness from the middle through the finish; no bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: too artificial;

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Photo of jgido759
3.08/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Purple Haze from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 25.4% out of 100 with 3,312 ratings
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