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RATINGS: 1221   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Very light, hazy, straw-colored brew. Quickly dissipating, fizzy white head. The nose is of yeast, raspberries, banana and apricot. Lightly floral and interesting. Lightly malty flavor. Tangy with plenty of fresh raspberries and traces of fuzzy fruit. Well-balanced and fairly thin with a touch of honey. Light-bodied with a fizzy, dry mouthfeel. Very refreshing late Summer beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2003
i'm not really into fruity beers but i really like this one. it smells and tastes of rasperry and has a hazy appearance. it's a good sipping beer to chill with my girls on a friday night.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2003
Draught consumed at the House of Blues in New Orleans. Pink/purple tone gives this beer an infected look. Aroma of raspberries, malt, and yeast. Raspberry flavor is subtle but not very natural tasting. Not overly sweet. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy. I confess that I actually found this beer to be drinkable and refreshing – but just once.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2003
More proof that a good fruit beer is hard to come by. Fakey raspberry smell and flavors. Not overpowering raspberry just not very good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2003
lightly carbonated, short lived frothy head. fruity aroma with a hint of grain. flavor is a bit fruity and light with what i think is a corn aftertaste. mostly flavorless...nothing really offensive, just flavorless.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2003
The most amazing thing about this is that they didn't overdo it with the fruit. It's basically just an American Wheat with some very subtle raspberry. Not a very good beer.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2003
Hazy golden hue with small head and minimal lacing. Some wheat aromatics with an very minor raspberry hint. Weird taste, almost sour and spicey, no real hop or malt characteristics to be found. Very acidic finish. Watery and fizzy mouthfeel. Not recommended unless severely drunk at Mardi Gras while in Nawleans.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Pale hazy golden straw color. Maybe a touch of white head. Initial taste is. . .bland. Though it wasnt bad tasting, just a regular wheat flavor, not very strong. I had to wait for the flavor to hit, which didnt hit hard. More like a light honey/malt flavor than a raspberry flavor in the body. As the beer finishes, the flavor again exits. It is an even flavored beer, not bad, just nothing distinct at all.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Interesting. Tasted like rasberry seltzer water. No real beer flavor, but if was thirsty and not really wanting a beer this would be a pleasent suprise. whether that is good or not I don't know

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Color is cloudy pale yellow, white fizzy head faded fast leaving a skim of whisper light white haze on top that stuck around the whole glass and had some very small spotty lace. Smell is mostly wheat, pretty sharp with a very slight note of raspberry. Taste completely mirrors the smell with lots of malted wheat, a tad breadish with a ever so slight presense of raspberry. Has a zesty sweet sharpness thats dulled a bit at the start and then airs out with a mellow smoothness. Feel is light to medium bodied, a bit zesty and grainy. not bad, drinkable, ya sure, but where's the raspberry?


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