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RATINGS: 1332   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2004
Not too impressed. This tastes like a wheat beer with fruit extract dumped in - which, I see from the commercial description, is pretty much what it is. Although it claims to use raspberry puree, it tasted pretty artificial and jammy to me. The appearance was cloudy, orangey in colour - looked a bit like a cider. And the aroma was OK - I detected lots of raspberry and lots of other floral and fruity hints - banana, heather, lavender, honey. But it all went downhill once I tasted the stuff. Very odd sweet and sour notes intrude. The fruit and the wheat dont seem well integrated. Soft and flabby finish. On tap at the Green Leafe Cafe, Williamsburg VA.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2004
whew, i just dont know about this one! Hey I like Hendrix as much as the next guy but this beer is too far out for me. Although i appreciate the uniqueness...is this beer infused or what? Its not too fake tasting, loved the hazy cloudy color, refreshing too. In the right mood i could probably really enjoy it. I would have probably loved this beer in high school.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5317) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2004
A very dense white head tops a cloudy and golden body. Aroma has lemons and a touch of the raspberries. The taste was definitely raspberries with a refreshing wheat finish. I actualy like this more than most American wheats. A nice summer brew. Funny that I like this so much considering that I detest cherry wheats.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Silphium (3193) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Cloudy orange body, thin off-white head. Tangy wheat aroma, some bitter earthy elements, and light raspberry. Flavor is tangy and somewhat soapy with wheat and light raspberry; this beer reminds me of a raspberry-flavored sparkling water. Weak body, highly carbonated.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7476) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), with light notes of raspberry and dish rag. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Mostly inoffensive, but bland and kinda has a little of that dirty dish rag smell that New Belgium Frambozen has.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hobyjack (4) - Baden, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2004 does not count
I had this on my honeymoon in N. O. It seemed like an interesting beer but not much taste. The other Abitas are far better.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Man.. its drinkable, but overall it just seems to me like someone melted a popsicle in a coors... So-so.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2004
This is a cloudy brew with a purple tint to it. Has a raspberry flavor to it and is really nothing special. Over all not a very good brew.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2004
taste like raspberries, not very good. pours out not like anything i would have expected given the fact that its a fruit beer. it looks similar to a hefe. alright, but not what i was anticipating (if anything). sampled at brewgrass 04 on draught.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Yuck. I had to try it being a turbo dog fan, but pretty unimpressive attempt by Abita here. A little too fruity for me. Aftertaste led me to get through this one in as few drinks as possible.


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