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RATINGS: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The blackberries we use in Samuel Adams® Blackberry Witbier are perfect for this brew. They deliver a subtle sweetness that balances the traditional citrus flavors from the witbier. The blackberries used in Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier are sourced from family farms, located at the foot of the Oregon Trail and Cascade Mountains in Western Oregon, where they have been growing some of the best blackberries in the world for centuries. By bringing the blackberries, orange and coriander together with an appealing malt character and a spiciness from the hops, we’ve brewed a flavorful beer with a smooth finish that’s both sweet and tart. Samuel Adams® Blackberry Witbier is brewed with two-row Harrington and Metcalfe malted barley and generous portions of malted wheat. The malted barley and malted wheat provide the beer with its light body while the coriander and orange give the beer its citrus like aromas. We’ve also added some Oregon Marion blackberries, to give the brew a perfect balance between its subtly sweet and tart flavors.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (172) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Pleasantly surprised by this..not a big wheat or witbier fan, but this is a nice, sweet spring/summer beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
A holiday guest left a bunch of this in my fridge, so I figured I’d get to ratin’ - seems like there is a halfway decent wheat beer at the base of this (no wit character, though - more like an american wheat) - unfortunately, the pleasant character is swallowed up in a rather artificial, quite sweet berry character, combining with the wheat character to create a flavor not unlike fruit flavored children’s cereal - syrupy finish - the kind of beer you would order for a woman that hates beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (206) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
A drinkable fruit beer . The blackberries and orange work well together. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (225) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Nice appearance, not quite clear, small sudsy head that dissipates quickly. Nice aroma of blackberries, like a Welch’s soda. Smooth drink, no bitterness to speak of, fruity and bubbly. I would probably get tired of it after awhile, which makes it a good seasonal.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
A pretty unappealing fruit beer. The blackberry tastes too sugary and not tart enough. Watery to boot.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
flygrade (10) - New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden color with a foamy white head. Aromas of blackberry mostly with sweet grain and light spices. Taste is the same. Light bodied, linger fruit flavor. To be drunk as substitution for fruity pebbles in needed situation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (644) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aromas of blackberries mostly with sweet grain and light spices. Flavor is the same. Light bodied, linger fruit flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (3912) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Rated on 11-12-2013 (Bottle) This beer forms a small smooth white head that fully lasted, transparent yellow body, extremely fizzy and fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The Aroma is wheat malt, citrus, blackberries in your face, hint of coriander, sour and tart. The Taste is sweet, hint of coriander, fruity, wheat malt, and blackberries. The Palate is fizzy, bubbly and tangy. This beer is light bodied. Overall, this is a beer that I could not finish drinking as it was just too much blackberry. This is a beer that I will not entertain drinking again.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (1666) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Gold and hazy with a white head. The aroma is fresh blackberry fruitiness. The flavor adds some citrus, wheat malts, coriander and light spices. Sweet and lightly tart with a light body and a refreshing berry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brouwerij (884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with quickly settling head. Aroma is berry sweet, syrup, medicinal. Flavor is similarly sweet and medicinal, sweet berry finish. Taste artificial and syrupy. Light body and moderate carbonation. One of my least favorite Sam Adam’s I’ve tried. Needs a more natural fruit flavor.


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