RateBeer
overall
16
42
style
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1203   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle. Looks and smells like a pale lager. Aroma is not raspberries, rather is pretty much the same grainy, corn notes typical of macros. Taste is similar plus an addition of artificial raspberry syrup. Very one-sided, boring, unimpressive.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Medium amber color, fairly murky due to all the yeast that was at the bottom of the bottle. Swirled the last bit about and poured it in, and the glass ends up with an interesting light brown speckled appearance. The aroma is horrid: very yeasty, but with undertones of Corona and a light raspberry smell. Feels very thin in the mouth, with some pale flavors of fruity cereal... so basically fruit and sugar.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Pours with a hazy yellow body and a small white head. Nose of fake raspberry, wheat, hay and some blueberry syrup. Taste is wheat and a watery, weak, with a bit of raspberry jam. Slightly astringent wheat quality. Fizzy and dry mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2004
Pours light yellow. Slight smell of berries. Tastes of slight berries, yeast, and citrus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange body, small fast fading had. Tart fruity raspberry aroma. Slightly sweeter raspberry in the flavour, not much else. Average palate. Pleasant but fairly dull. Needs more everything as is often the case with raspberry wheats. Thanks Harry!

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2004
Not too impressed. This tastes like a wheat beer with fruit extract dumped in - which, I see from the commercial description, is pretty much what it is. Although it claims to use raspberry puree, it tasted pretty artificial and jammy to me. The appearance was cloudy, orangey in colour - looked a bit like a cider. And the aroma was OK - I detected lots of raspberry and lots of other floral and fruity hints - banana, heather, lavender, honey. But it all went downhill once I tasted the stuff. Very odd sweet and sour notes intrude. The fruit and the wheat don’t seem well integrated. Soft and flabby finish. On tap at the Green Leafe Cafe, Williamsburg VA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (7243) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Slightly redder, but otherwise average wheat beer with hint of raspberry flavor. A little flat and dry. Rated 8/11/04

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Bottled. Poured hazy medium golden with a short-lived white head and some stuff suspended in there. The aroma picked up a painful dose of artificial raspberries with a wheaty backing.. sweet, but for all the wrong reasons.. not very good. Wheat and raspberry tartness in the flavor department with the same artifical sweetness.. higher carbonation fills the mouth, and it still isn’t very good. Lighter-bodied and tart, with an overall stale feel. Blech.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Can at Stouts NYC - for the state tick (in writing), 23/11/13. Hazed dark amber with light reddish hues and a thin off white pond/edgework. Nose is raspeberry forward, sugars, caramel, malty, straw. Taste comprises sweet raspeberry syrup, lightly toasted malts, wheat, sugars. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp finish. Refreshing for what it is I guess - BBQ summer beer perhaps but one would be enough - sweet sweet sweet !


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 121


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50