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RATINGS: 1338   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 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 (14186) - 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....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Cloudy golden color with a slight purple tint. Aroma a mix of sweet raspberry with a distinct sour/tartness in the background. Flavor is all sweet raspberry. Very weak body. Not a bad representation of an fruit flavored American wheat beer, just not one of my favorite styles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtxx (149) - san antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2005
My wife liked this beer....that should have told my I wouldnt...and I didnt. Weak taste with a watered down flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle: Weak raspberry aroma. Pours a hazy yellow with a quickly diminishing white head with a pink tint. Flavor is pretty much all raspberry with a light tartness in the backgroun. Its a little watered down, but still okay. Outside of being a light beer, doesnt seem to have a lot of wheat characteristics. Not a lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Light rasberry hint to this very weak wheat beer. Aroma is nondememo and taste is, well, weak. Palate is smooth, because the beer resembles watered down rasberry iced tea.

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