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RATINGS: 1282   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   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.

   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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (9366) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Pours a light and murky amber color with a medium off-white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is raspberries of course, but really nothing else. It might have something to do with the fact that I was building a deck in almost 90 degree temperatures, but I found this to be pretty easy to drink. Light bodied and very crisp, and fortunately the raspberry flavor is not as overwhelming as it is in other beers of this type. Clean finish. Nothing award-winning in my book but a passable summer beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 19, 2003
Had it at the RFD in Washington, DC. This is pretty bad. Imagine drinking a run of the mill wheat beer while chewing a fat wad of fruit bubblicious. Yep, its disgusting and so is this beer!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2003
Trix are for kids...NOT for beer. This is so nasty. It has a bad lager and Trix cereal nose and taste. Don't go near this one. One of the worst I've tried!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2003
Barely palatteable, acidic, sour and artifical. . . nothing I would ever want to put in my mouth again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2003
OK...this one looks like grapefruit juice with a white head. Not an attractive brew. Nose is very light wheat...almost non-existant. I'm starting to wonder if my bottle is bad...I can't even catch a HINT of the raspberry...tastes only like a very light wheat beer. Not much at all to this one...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2003
The only thing hazy in this beer was the chance of raspberry flavor. It smells like a bad lager + raspberry. In my mouth it left the taste of bran cereal. Definately a weird one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 6, 2003
Light hazy amber color; light raspberry character in the nose. Watery, thin, artficial fruity/wheat flavors, refreshing and reasonably tasty but dull and probaly not to be tried again. I didn't find this too sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Aroma: Has a musty smell with no scent of raspberries.
Appearance: Cloudy orange in color, with a nice head and lotsa lacing.
Flavor: Slight blueberry taste, not overbearing, yet not real dominant either.
Palate: Not as carbonated as I prefer. Mouthfeel was adequate at best.
Overall:Good summer beer, however it could have used more blueberry flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jazz88 (2603) - 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.

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