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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Selante (1) - - 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 (1541) - 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 (2121) - 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 (3861) - 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 (5758) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, 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)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2014
The beer is a light ruby with a thin, light pink head. Light berry aroma with a touch of spice, maybe coriander. Flavor is a bit lacking. Light on the palate. A tad sweet. Blackberry presences emerges more as the beer is allowed to warm. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2014
This brew is a cloudy orange-pink color with a thick foamy white head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of berries, wheat and spice. Medium body with flavors of blackberries, herbal wheat and earthy yeast. The finish is fruity with a berry aftertaste. Decent overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (4027) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Had a taste of this at the whole foods on my way home from Churchkey. Light berry taste, though I wouldn’t necessarily identify it as blackberry if I didnt know. Finishes with a sticky sour sensation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2116) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
750ml bottle shared by Dan P. Poured a cloudy salmon pink color with a small fluffy white head. Aroma of sour fruit, some funk, and a hint of fresh blackberries. Taste mimics the nose.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Tap at GBD. Pours hazy orange with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy wheat, spices, blackberry and spicy hops. Flavor is moderate crisp pale malt, blackberry, earthy spices and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.


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