EdInSaltLake (510) - 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 (2571) - 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 (325) - 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.
Imaena (1692) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. This is a fruity wit that is too heavy on the berries. Not a beer I would try again.
Wolfenkopf (170) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is all blackberry. It is powerful and obliterates everything else. The brew is a very pale yellow, appearing quite like a kolsch. The head is white and fades to a bubbly film on top. The taste of blackberry is nearly canceled out by the wheat element, though I have to say that upon first impression, my taste buds swore there was a soap quality. That unexpected and unwanted flavor slowly fades upon consequent sips. I was left wishing that there was either more blackberry or more wheat to the flavor. The palate is initially smacked with carbonation, though an oily filminess takes over and lingers upon the tongue in a rather annoying manner. There is a sourness to the aftertaste that I did not appreciate. I must say that considering the ingredients, the palate could have been abused much more harshly, but was not. I sort of liked this, but it is simply too balanced and does not know what it wants to be.
twindadplus2 (572) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small creamy head over a hazy, deep amber colored beer. Sweet fruity aroma of blackberries and citrus. Taste is tart, crisp berries and a creamy, sweet malt finish. Dry and refreshing with a medium body and a nice level of carbonation. The thing is, I don’t like fruit beers but this one is actually good. Sign me up for another six pack.
DrSilverworm (4766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, from Party Source. Best by notch is July 2013. Mostly clear yellow-orange color. Thin white head. Few reaches of lace. Medium body, kind of pronounced carbonation. Smooth and crisp, though. Citrus and blackberry is a pretty nice flavor. Nice, refreshing, and zesty, and still with a good bitterness, too. Surprisingly tasty and refreshing fruit beer
Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I went to a local party store initially to pick up another 6-pack of Samuel Adams Summer Ale, but I walked out with Blackberry Witbier.
First thing I noticed when I got home was that this beer is unfiltered. Being fairly new to beer, I initially thought it was contaminated (derp). I cracked a bottle open, took a smell, and then a quick swig. It has a pleasant blackberry aroma -- as you’d expect -- as well as a slight taste of them as well. I’ve seen some of the reviewers comment that it’s overpowering and that the beer is much too sweet, but I don’t get that at all. As a matter of fact, less than half a bottle in my belly, and I couldn’t really even taste the blackberry anymore.
The mouth feel of this beer is incredible due to it being unfiltered. If you take a sip and leave it on your tongue at all, it starts to foam up.
While Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier smells great and has a really nice mouth feel, it’s really just an average beer ... especially after a few sips when the blackberry seems to disappear. Personally, I could never drink more than one bottle in a session ... Good, but not spectacular.