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RATINGS: 1307   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
boto (2007) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Where there raspberries in here? I wasn't sure what style this was supposed to be, and I'm still not. Better than a Macro, but not much else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Where's the raspberry taste. I didn't pick up much raspberry. Alittle fruity taste but that's it. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2003 I had really high hopes, and was sorely disappointed. The raspberries are kind of an afterthought, a little sour and bitter, comes off like a blond ale, but something was lost in my batch I think.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GiddyBoy (121) - USA - JAN 17, 2003
Very cloudy and huge head. The raspberry is very pronounced, but not overbearing. It was a unique taste that really was better than I expected. I think the major problem I saw was that the beer is actually a bit skunky and bitter. The fruit flavor takes that edge off, however, and really is a decent break from the norm.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Wheat beer yes, rasberries NO. Pours in with a nice white head. Might be a good wheat beer but without rasberry flavor.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Discofish (152) - USA - JAN 5, 2003
Weak unpronounced flavors. My batch was skunky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2697) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2002
A nice light beer for a summer day. Reddish color, minimal head. Good balance as it is a light beer with no off tastes and a raspberry finish. Wheat beer, fruit beer and lite beer lovers should enjoy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Medium gold color, slightly pinkish and slightly cloudy. Small to no head. Aroma is raspberry at the start but fades to a little maltyness. A fairly typical and very average fruit wheat beer. Berry flavor is mild and pretty subdued, it is also a little too sweet, so it just as well the flavor is mild. Pretty average. Mouthfeel is neutral. Finish is clean. Aftertaste s slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Not bad. The raspberry taste is not at all overwhelming. A great summer beer. At first the raspberry flavor is somewhat strong, but the wheat beer style keeps it from tasting overly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Arrrgh! Why do I always buy these? Oh yeah, my girlfriend likes them. I’ll usually take a couple sips to say I’ve tried it, and she gets the rest. Funny, because she also likes stouts and other non-flavored ales. This stuff is ok, but typically weak and dominated by the raspberry flavor. I’m not against flavoring beers, but this is kinda lame. So far Abita is disappointing.

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