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Abita Purple Haze is a crisp, American style wheat beer with fresh raspberries added during secondary fermentation. Subtle coloration, fruity aroma and tartly sweet taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tooluther (10) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2004
Strange cloudy appearance hides a smooth fruity taste accented with a pleasant nutty aroma

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2004
A very average fruit beer from Abita. Flavor is made up mostly of a sweet raspberry flavor with some malts and light bitterness. The aroma made it smell like a cheap beer though (smelled like musty adjuncts to me). Like it better than Pete's Wicked Winter brew, which was another raspberry beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Looks can be decieving. It pours with a slightly cloudy, almost purple hinted color. Aromas of raspberries are there. The flovor is nice and crisp. Not too sweet...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Light yeasty aroma with a mild raspberry aroma. Small head that was white and faded fast. Slight haze with small particles in a light amber colored beer. Flavor was yeasty with a mild raspberry flavor. The raspberry taste lingered for a little while after the finish. I would like to see more raspberry flavor from this beer. An okay beer that would be much better if it had more raspberry flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2004
Ahk! Another fruit beer! This actually tasted like a raspberry popsicle on the first sip. I thought this would be good considering I like the other Abita brews, and that I normally always see Purple Haze stocked, but I have say this fell below my expectations. Nothing going on here except for some radioactive raspberries and just a tiny hint that you are drinking a wheat beer. And I have to say I am not agreeable with this combination. Also, I sensed some "cardboard" taste in my sample...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2004
The color is orange and cloudy, like a good wheat beer should be. Nothing special until you smell it. The aroma is strong and pleasant. I almost rather sit for a half hour and smell it than drink it. The taste is fruity and the raspberry is a nice change. Interesting palate b/c out of a glass it is nice and mild, but out of a bottle it is awful. A good beer to try but not as enjoyable as Abita Amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skaughty (644) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 Pours a hazy light orange/amber color. Raspberry aroma is quite pleasant. Taste is interesting, but this is one of the few beers that seems to NOT get better as the glass is less full. Kinda like Michelob Hefe, with authentic raspberry flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
djrevnoir (26) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Nose is what one would expect from a raspberry wheat beer. Slight pink tint, white head, disappears quickly. Minimal raspberry flavour, lots of wheat in the finish. Typical palate, a bit too much carbonation. I bought this because I had an excellent microbrew raspberry wheat in the last year and I was hoping to find something similar... this is a sore dissapointment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3133) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2004
This is both a fruit beer and a "gimmick" beer which is how I categorize anything that tries to grab market share with it's name, label or special unnecessary ingredient. Fair beer but not for me thanks. Try the Turbo Dog instead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Light amber color, sweet malty nose. Mild berry flavor a bit too carbonated.

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