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RATINGS: 1222   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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3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 3, 2003
I surprised myself by really liking this one. The raspberry flavoring is vivid and crisp. Carbonation a bit high. Not much of a head at all.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (120) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle pour. Hazy golden amber with good white head, but fades quickly. Nice lacing. Sweet raspberry aroma. Smooth light body. Taste is raspberry, cranberry, and light grapefruit. Initially sweet but then balances with tart. Not an abundance of depth (probably why many low ratings), but tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (1602) - 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 (30) - 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 (271) - 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 (561) - - 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 (1528) - 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 (1636) - 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 (988) - 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 (2034) - 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)


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