hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
basaywhat (35) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
EdInSaltLake (587) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Sour milk and blackberry aroma. Hazy honey gold with a large off-white head. Tart blackberry, wheat malt, and light bitter herbal flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation. The hop character totally screwed this one up for me.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a Blue Moon glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Slightly artificial smelling blackberry jam. Maybe even a little grape jelly. No real spices. Smells sweet. A little sour yeast.
Appearance: Hazy dark yellow/orange. White head that dissipates moderately quickly.
Taste: Mild medicine-y blackberry flavor. Quickly moves to mild wheat. Flavors are really small.
Palate: Light, maybe even a little watery. Short finish. Flavors are there, then gone. Mreh.
Overall: Kind of let down. Sam Adams Cherry Wheat was bursting with flavor and aroma. This was kind of just.....meh. Not bad at all. The flavors are too quiet and the body is too thin for me.