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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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2007
I strained to see the pink that some others have mentioned but will leave it that this poured a fairly golden colour with some mild haze. Aroma-wise, I was a bit put off with the raspberry odour coming from the glass; it smelled too much like berry to me and I question the fresh raspberry approach mentioned in the commercial deScription. Flavour was underwhelming for a wheat beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
popdoggy (100) - USA - JAN 29, 2008
a very unimpressive beer. it definately has something added to the flavor... but i am not sure what it is. unimpressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wacohoover (100) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Iím giving this a slightly higher than average rating, even though I used to really like this beer. It seems that lately itís lost some of itís flavor. It used to have a good wheat flavor, with a small rasberry hint to it. Now, it seems to taste only like seltzer, with a little bit of rasberry. And the bubbles in this are huge, and you can feel them in your mouth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - OCT 6, 2002
Seriously, Iím rating this beer this higly because it is just that good. It is my favorite beer and I think you should give it a shot. Itís a wheat beer (Golden to be exact), so donít expect a very robust taste. It has an added rasberry flavor to it, which I found a bit unnerving before I tried it but very appealing after my first sip. One problem, however, is the inconsistancy with the brew. Sometimes it has a lighter rasberry flavor, and sometimes it has a much more present rasberry flavor. If you donít like it the first time you try it, try it again a month or so later and you might have a brew from a different batch. The batches from the kegs tend to have a much more present rasberry taste and a smoother feel to it. But to put it succinctly, Iíll order this beer anytime I see it in a bar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Studentofbrrs (98) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2012 it has a tame fruity aroma, a pale red in color might even be safe to call it a light hazy purple color. a subtle taste of raspberry with a gentle finish with no lingering after taste. I really enjoy drinking this beer, it was the first fruit beer i ever tried so there may be a slight bias to this ones ratings

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
dextermorgan (97) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Very offputting raspberry aftertaste, too sweet and not subtly added. Tasted on tap at Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival, 6/16/2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Supaflyfresh99 (97) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
Back in the day this only came in a keg. ANd it was really good. Itís got raspberrys in there, but not overpowering. ORder thits ewhern yer in New Orelans.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Aroma is an uninviting combination of light hops and stale Veryfine. Pours a cloudy yellow with a quickly dissipating head. Flavor is boring to say the least - itís not particularly tart or fruity. I imagine if, in my younger (and albeit stupider) days, I mixed Snapple and any light domestic that it might have tasted much like this. Finishes bubbly at first, like a wine cooler, and then completely flat and watery at the end. Itís not awful, itís not great. Itís just mediocre. Would *not* buy again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
bowlnman1990 (94) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle at home. Rated against my interpretation of BJCP 2004 guidelines. Aroma: bready, rasberries. Appearance: a hazy medium gold, big white head that quickly disappears. Taste: wheat base overpowers raspberries, very doughy flavor. Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation. Overall: not impressed, not very fruity, and the wheat beer base does not seem to make up for that fact.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WhiteAlePower (92) - Long Island, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2006
For an american beer, this is a cross of a Weizen, and a Lambic. Quite a nice falvour! I had this at the LI Beer Fest Friday (Bottle). Recommended to those who like something atypical and sweet.

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