RATINGS: 1332   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Okra23 (28) - Flowood, Mississippi, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Very good mix of wheat and raspberries. Very light feel going down. Very refreshing everyday beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2007 Re-taste. I was very high on acid my first rating... anyway... Try to find the berry in this beer. Its the new "Wheres Waldo." Watery, little flavor, and disgusting. Nuff said.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) A raspberry-wheat beer from Louisiana! Oh yes, it had to come. Has the typical wheaty haze with some sediment. Orangey with a slight reddish tint and a good head. Quite dry and only a hint of sweetness from the fruit. Actualy quite refreshing.

   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 - its 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. Its not awful, its not great. Its just mediocre. Would *not* buy again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) This raspberry beer is disappointing because the flavor tastes like a mediocre wheat beer with a bit of tart fruitiness, and the aroma smells like a stale frat room. The beer opens with moderate wheat maltiness, with the mild, lightly tart raspberry flavor contributing in a positive way toward the finish. Hardly any influence from hops, maybe just a bit in the finish. The nose, well okay, its not as bad as a stale frat room, but thats only because the berry aroma helps to divert ones attention away from the poor aroma of the wheat base. Fairly thin body, especially when it finishes, and the carbonated palate has a pretty generic mouthfeel, not dry, not sweet, not coating, just "there". Pale golden in color and somewhat cloudy in appearance. Fairly small head after the pour recedes to a thin rim topping the edge of the beer. I expected mediocrity, and thats what I got.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 5, 2005
On tap. Cloudy honey color with maybe a little pink tinge. (Sort of a dark in here for an ideal rating.) Tiny fizz of white head. Aromas of sweet rasberry jam and yeast. Warm yeast flavors with a somewhat rasberry candy finish. That said, it a pretty decent for an easy-going fruity wheat beer. The yeast/wheat flavor is quite nice. It is not a remarkable beer, but it certainly is not as bad as its average rating would indicate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Pours a pale, sickly yellow-orange with a small head. Aroma is sour and metallic, flavor is much the same. Weak body, thin mouthfeel. Yuck.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (13896) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Bottle. Poured cloudy amber with small rocky head. Aroma was wheat with sweet fruit tone and the flavor was much the same with sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Poured a cloudy yellow with a smallish head. Aroma of raspberry. Flavor of raspberry and malt. Not bad for a every so often beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Looks like white grapejuice. No head. A Kind of musty smell and that is about it. I have a feeling it will taste a bit like flavored soda water. Tastes like crap. Not good at all. I have had raspberry beer that is good and this isnt one of them. Tastes like grass and weeds more than fruit. This should be a beer made at Kraftbrau. I cant even drink this thing. Oh well. Next....

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