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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A Belgian wheat beer brewed with a touch of rye and a massive addition (over 1,000 lbs. per 40-barrel batch) of plump, ripe blackberries grown by Agriberry in Hanover County, Hardywood Virginia Blackberry offers an assertive fruit character while remaining extremely refreshing. Ruby hued with the bright aroma of fresh bramble berries, this beer’s pleasantly gentle body leads to a rather dry, rounded fruit finish, making it irresistible on a hot summer day.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bomber from Wegman’s. Pours turbid orangy straw colored with 1-finger frothy off-white head. Nose was huge earthy blackberry, fructose, citrus. Tastes of huge, authentic blackberry, earthy fruit, citrus, and finishing sweetness. This isn’t as flavor-concentrated as the New Glarus red and tart, but as a fruit/berry beer, it is one of the best I have ever quaffed.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Westchesterco (1092) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy orange with a frothy head. The aroma is sour and the taste is a sour blackberry with a real bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy copper with a thick off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of biscuit with blackberry. Smooth, clean finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from Trader Joe’s Reston. It pours a murky pinkish red with a short lived off white head. Kind of ugly looking. Notes of dirt and blackberry in the nose. Earth, blackberry, yeast, wheat, and grain on the tongue. Seems muddled. A bit heavy and lifeless on the tongue. This one didn’t really do anything for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
On tap at Capone’s. Poured an amberish color with a smaller sized head. Definitely a berry beer but not overpowering or overly sweet. Wheat there too.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Selante (7) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
Very crisp with moderate blackberry flavor. Finish is very crisp, with berry aftertaste lingering. A very light and well-balanced beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle on September 10th 2014.

Appearance: Pours cloudy red.
Aroma: Very light blackberry aroma.
Taste:Wheat, light blackberry.
Palate:Light medium body.

s Summary: I was expecting more fruit in this. It is okay, not up to usual Hardywood Park beers I’ve had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2239) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Aroma: Wheat, Mild Blueberry, Mild Blackberry Jam Appearance: Orangish/Ruby Hue, Passes Mild Light, Thin White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Brett, Blackberry Jam, Mild Wheat, Mild Cranberry Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Sweet

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4072) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Feet and persimmon nose. Cloudy pinkish orange, thick head, abundant glass coating. Peppery apricot flavor. Medium bodied, quite thick for the base style. Refreshing, good for the style

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Capital Ale House. Fuzzy golden hue. A sturdy Belgian style ale, firm and sweetly malted. I didn’t discern any berry aspects until the very finish. Enjoyed it quite a bit. (#5718, 9/5/2014)


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