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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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jazz88 (2590) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Bottle. A golden pink color with a white head lots of rising bubbles. A touch of raspberry in the musty aroma. A bit of zest on the palate with a sweetness at the finish, but it neither stands out as a fruit beer or an American wheat.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK (4860) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2003
Fruit aroma. Light orange and cloudy. Small head. Some wheat flavor but the raspberry was hardly noticeable.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (6028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2005 Rerate Had on tap this time around at a Benigan’s in Baton Rouge. Funky, toe-jam like aroma, thinnish mouthfeel, berry flavor not quite as pronounced or natural. Passable as an accompaniment to a meal, but that is about it. Original Fresh fruity aroma - whiff of rasberries. Orangeish cloudy appearance with a trace of sediment. Quickly dissipating head with no lacing. Lot of carbonation wakes up your taste buds. Flavor - smooth wheat flavor with slight raspberry undertones. Impressed.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 3, 2003
I surprised myself by really liking this one. The raspberry flavoring is vivid and crisp. Carbonation a bit high. Not much of a head at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerisaluxury (4) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2003 does not count
Tastes like purple--what do you expect. Still enjoy it for what it is, a novelty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2668) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: APR 15, 2004 Its kind of a novelty beer. I guess if you drink enough you'll get "Purple Haze all through your brain" Sorry that was chessy. Very little of that raspberry taste, more wheat tasting than anything. I dont really like fruit beers but this is ok, you might get a wine cooler chick to get interested in beer. Overall decent and nothing I will seek out.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2003
Golden-yellow hue. Sticky small white head. Nose of light rapberry, sweetness in the backdrop, dry palate, acidic finish...Nothing spectacular by any means.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5008) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2003
A nice smell, especially if you spend a bunch of the time in kitchen with some odd ingredients. A great colour which shows its differences compared to normal beers. The aroma of some Lavender flowers or even Violet emerges, even though the label only mentions an infusion of Raspberry flavours. Not a bad beer!

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2003
This beer smells bad and tastes bad. It really tastes like a skunky beer, but it smells and tastes like that when it's fresh.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2003
Okay so I was wasted when I drank this one. Yellow nontransparent color. Lots of sediment. Didn't taste raspberry, just skunky.


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