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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 9   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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The aroma of rich blackberries sets up the slightly sweet yet tart taste thatís balanced by the subtle malt character.

Malts: Pale, Munich, Cara 8, Chocolate, White Wheat
Hops: Chinook
Our Twist: Blackberries

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarkets - Blairstone - 12 oz botle - part of their Brewmasters Series. Dark copper pour, tight off-white head that sticks around a while. Brief aroma of blackberries, hint of yeast. Flavor is pleasant but very subtle with some light traces of blackberry, semi-tart, some creaminess, a hint of yeast. Mouthfeel has a nice crispness to it. Does in a pinch

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4782) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pours purple-orange into a Sam glass. Pancake head crackles as it recedes to coat surface leaving spot lacing. Hay and summer fruit aromas. Thin with sweet yeast and caramel upfront turning to bready blackberry cobbler in the middle before a lasting mildly bitter seed finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chandler0201 (649) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2013
Aroma of a hint of blackberries and maybe raspberries. Brownish purple pour with large white head. Flavor is very muted, sugary and kind of blah. Not much in the finish but more sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2013
The aroma was better than the taste. Not a bad fruit beer, but not as refreshing or sweet as the agave beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2013
12oz twist-off bottle, Summer Mixed 12 pk. Light brown color, with a touch of purple hue. White ring of foam. Aroma of sugar & blackberry puree, like a blackberry pie. Smell could pass for a Fruit Lambic; very sugary, very tart. Taste is full of fruit, some earthy wheat malt. Finishes sweet. Light bodied. I sense a headache coming after too many of these. Just too sweet for me. (3664)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4870) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. Sweet malt, caramel malt, light blackberry flavor, and very little tartness. I guess itís okay, but still pretty bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DMLINAZ (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2013
I had higher expectations given the name. I wanted more tart and more blackberry, but this is pretty mild. I do get some blackberry and raspberry, but itís hidden under some standard caramel, syrupy malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
queenholly (3374) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle. Almost imperceptible watered down fruity malt aroma - definitely no blackberry. Clear deep amber with a large off-white head. LIght sweet berry and malt flavor, no significant tartness. Light body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Skye (2) - - MAR 28, 2013 does not count
I couldnít wait to taste this ale, but it was a disappointment largely because even though it says it is brewed with blackberries and raspberries, I just donít taste it. It has a pleasant color and aroma, mellow taste, but not that really distinct berry taste or the tartness described. I believe the Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier has more of a blackberry essence flavor, even though it isnít a strong berry taste either. Itís a pleasant ale, just not fantastic or what I was hoping for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
12 oz bottle from the seasonal mixed 12. Ours a translucent ruby color with a thin purplish white head. Aroma is of wheat and a subtle blackberry. Taste is loaded with blackberries and wheat. Some flowering notes as well. Good carbonation and very refreshing. This is going to be a good one for those warm summer nights.

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