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RATINGS: 1343   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   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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2.5
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 30, 2005
this is a fruity wheat. it’s not that good, but it’s not horrible either. the sweetness from the fruit reminds me of cheap polish candy that my grandma use to like a lot. i don’t like the aftertaste. it looks poopy. i don’t want to let this warm. i spilled half of it anyway.

2.9
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Light golden in color with a hazy appearance and a small white head. Aroma is of wheat and fruit. Flavor is fruity,with a wheat tang and a highly carbonated palate.

3
Yuhasz (23) - USA - MAR 27, 2005
Only had a slight rasberry taste. Small bottle, with a small head. Did not smell as fruity as I thought it would.

3
bkpimpva (5) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2005 does not count
Best buy in town when a buck at one of my favorite bars. I wish it was alittle more full-bodied, but I’ll get over it.

3.6
Okra23 (28) - Flowood, Mississippi, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Very good mix of wheat and raspberries. Very light feel going down. Very refreshing everyday beer.

1.6
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. It’s the new "Where’s Waldo." Watery, little flavor, and disgusting. ’Nuff said.

2.9
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.

1.7
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 - it’s 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. It’s not awful, it’s not great. It’s just mediocre. Would *not* buy again.

2.1
DarkElf (3062) - 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, it’s not as bad as a stale frat room, but that’s only because the berry aroma helps to divert one’s 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 that’s what I got.

2.8
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 it’s average rating would indicate.


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