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RATINGS: 772   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (770) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4092) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (2165) - Conifer, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brouwerij (929) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2013
from Mondial de la Bičre 2013, Mulhouse - clear dark golden beer , little foam left; solid aroma of blackberries, sour apples; low carbonation and medium-bodied; slightly dry aftertaste of berries with some herbal notes

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
basaywhat (49) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Hazy golden color, aroma of wheat and blackberry. Flavor is disappointing not a true wit no taste of spice very little citrus just a lot blackberries. Would not buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdInSaltLake (639) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Berry, sweet aroma and flavor (I like the berry aroma more than the flavor). A little biscuit-y maly in finish--not nuch. Light, but not very good, bitterness in the aftertaste. Tastes like it’s from an ingredient other than hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
An interesting beer, to say the least. I wasn't overly impressed but not completely discouraged after tasting this. It has the wheat flavours, coupled with the blackberry through out. It's worth a shot, even if to see what it tastes like. Personally, I felt underwhelmed but I can see the appeal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours an amber color that lacks some of the haziness I expect from a witbier. The head is a creamy one finger offwhite shade. As it recedes, it leaves a uniform ring of lacing on the glass. S: Blackberries. To me, this one comes across as being 80% fruit beer and 20% wit. I do notice a touch of the latter qualities (orange peel, coriander, wheat), but let’s be honest, this is pretty much a fruit beer. Aromatically good for that style, though. T: At first, this displays a lot of blackberry flavors. The aforementioned sweetness washes out past the midtaste, being replaced by generic witbier qualities such as orange peel and coriander. Some blackberry flavors return in the aftertaste, along with a touch of diacetyl. It’s not grossly chemical or sweet, though it’s not real interesting. M: Superbly lush and creamy. I’m surprised how soft the feel is, even for a witbier. The finish has plenty of lingering sweetness, but there’s just enough astringency to dry it out past the threshold of ’excess sweetness’. Carbonation is surprisingly pleasant. O: It’s no Allagash White, that’s for sure. But this is a grade-A panty dropper that has some mass appeal. I wouldn’t be averse to buying this again for company - and I would easily choose this over, say, Blue Moon.

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