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RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (12007) - 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 (182) - 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 (727) - 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 (836) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - APR 20, 2013
Bottle. This is a fruity wit that is too heavy on the berries. Not a beer I would try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wolfenkopf (193) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (677) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2013
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.

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