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RATINGS: 1221   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57   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.


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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Shanebrews (167) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2013
This is essentially a wine cooler. The aroma is is medicinal with a hint of tart, under-ripened fruit. The appearance is reminiscent of a V-8 splash, a bit pulpy and sort of a cloudy juice color. The malt gives more wheat character than anything else, with the thin crispness of the berries at the end. I find the body much to light to support the fruitiness of the beer. Overall, better than Shock Top Raspberry but not something I will buy again.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (1461) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a decent hazy brown to a glossy looking purple perhaps (do I really want to say that, well, okay, I will). There’s a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipates within about less than thirty seconds with a fizzy sound. There’s no lacing whatsoever. The smell has a fairly decent raspberry-esque aroma flowing over some light grainy/wheat tones. The taste took those flavors and adds a nice light sweet feel. On the palate, this one sat fairly light but could also be construed as a medium in body. I would say this was for the most part fairly sessionable. Overall, hey not a bad fruit beer whatsoever, the wheat helps to balance it a bit and make it somewhat enjoyable, however Abita doesn’t distribute to my current neck of the woods so I probably won’t be seeing this again for a while.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaserk (45) - wdm, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Drank this bottle at The Waverly on an Ingersoll crawl. Dark kind of fruity flavor. I like!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seanpg (23) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
Not sure why this gets low ratings. I have had this in bottle and on tap. The draft version in my view is better and not as sweet. This is a lovely refreshing beer, aroma of raspberry is there but not strong, it is sweet and little bitterness. I live it and always look forward to a pint when on vacation in Florida.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mtdewa1 (261) - rome, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is sweet. Small hints of raspberry. Taste is same. Mild with raspberry. Very light easy to drink. Too sugary for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwoodward (558) - - JUN 22, 2014
Had a glass of this from a bottle at the Arbor Brewing Company sours & fruits tasting. Didn’t take formal notes.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bartlebier (1479) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2014
(US backlog SEP2012 - NOLA) 12oz bottle, luckily available as refrigerated single... Girly-sweet cranberry (ironically more so than raspberry) juice of a beer mix, thin and light-saccharine, extract-laden, Shock-Top-like interpretation of fruit wheat ale as neither ale nor fruit: a composition of artificial compromises. Still drinkable, instantly forgettable thirst quencher, then soon after thirst-creator under the beating NOLA sun.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, light raspberry, sweet toffee, light fruit, dull.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
charule (953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle from Vintage. Poured light yellow with loads of bubbles. Aroma of light raspberry. Light carb med bod. Sweet mixed berry taste.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a pale gold with a ruby tinge, and a white head. Fruity aroma, raspberries, citrus, malt. Dry, light bodied, low bitterness, balanced CO2. Fruity, citrusy taste, raspberries, blackcurrant. Refreshing, and not overly artificial. (2014-01-31)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scopey (6136) - 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....


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