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RATINGS: 1320   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2006
(12oz bottle) Lightly hazed amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, artificial berry, some tin (that fades as it warms), cereal. Taste is medium sweet, artificial berry, light metallic. Light-medium body with some syrup.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (12769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2011
A hazed blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, chemical powdered fruit extracts, light acidic points. In mouth, a light fruity wheat with light lactic points, summer quaffer, boring. Bottled at ROC Empire Brewfest, Feb. 19 2011.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2004
(Draught) Pours a cloudy pale yellow color with a thin white head. Candy aroma. Flavor of sugar, imatation raspberry, and wheat.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scopey (12244) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle in a random Cajun/Creole restaurant in Houston. It pours reddish amber with a small off-white head. The nose is sweet raspberry, wheat, earth and hint of spice perhaps....but not a whole lot. The taste is sweet, raspberry, doughy, caramel, wheat, banana?, light bitterness and a touch of toast with a short, dryish finish. Light to medium body and average carbonation. Pretty one-dimensional. Straight forward sweet fruit beer. A bit artificial feeling.Not for the likes of me....

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2006
GBof A PA-on tap-pours an off white/purple tint head and hazy gold color. Aroma is fruity, grassy. Taste is raspberry, grassy, wheat. OK carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12048) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Cherry color with no head. Raspberry aroma and flavor. Also, a bit sour in the flavor. Flat on the palate.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2009
courtesy of oh6gdx - fully cloudy orange colour with a moderate head retention; aroma of hay and raspberries, sweet with a hint of acidity; moderate malt body, gentle finish of raspberries with some residual sugars - boring

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle. Weak wheat taste and the fruit comes through as just a sourness. Not real fruity. Drinkable, but I don’t think this is as good as it used to be.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle. Beer of the month club. 4.2%. Good-looking hazy orange-amber color with a medium white head. Nice aroma of fresh raspberries. Dry-ish flavor with light sweetness, a bit of graininess, a hint of cardboard, wheat, light tartness, some rapsberries and a drier finish with light bitterness. Rather light-bodied. Quite refreshing and better than I expected.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (11327) - 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.


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