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RATINGS: 770   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.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Imaena (1789) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle. This is a fruity wit that is too heavy on the berries. Not a beer I would try again.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wolfenkopf (171) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (585) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
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

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
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.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2013
12 oz bottle. Aroma is berries, berries, and Splenda! Taste is not pleasant. Sweet berry, artificial. Hard to get down! Not a fan

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Slightly cloudy gold with a craggy white head. Aroma is slightly wheaty, weakly blackberry....ish. Taste is slightly tart, watery blackberry juice. Very dissapointing....bland.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3586) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Smells a little like blackberry. Carbonation slightly below average. Pours clear gold with ok head and some lacing. Watery consistency. Taste a little sour, but mostly watery. Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJPSHEA (3) - cockeysville, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2013 does not count
Golden in color with a decent head, much like a normal wheat beer. Very smooth, I was expecting it to have a little bitterness but really detected none. Very light, almost like drinking a really light wine. Tastes of citrus with a nice hint of berry. I would drink again for a light with a meal beer, but not for watching sports, or playing cards with. More of a social beer when looking for an easy light drink.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LetsGoState (578) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Aroma is a sweet berry. Taste is strongly a tart berry with a hint of wheat. Overall decent, but not much substance.


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