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RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The blackberries we use in Samuel Adamsģ 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, weíve brewed a flavorful beer with a smooth finish thatís both sweet and tart. Samuel Adamsģ 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. Weíve also added some Oregon Marion blackberries, to give the brew a perfect balance between its subtly sweet and tart flavors.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DietPepsican (1578) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Ugh. Orangish maybe with a small white head. Aroma is primarily grain with a bit of berry if I search for it. Flavor is grain and berrys, maybe some spice but probably not. Watery american style wheat finish. This sucks a lot more than I though it would have. Gah.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heroincredible (5) - melvindale, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2009 does not count
beautiful pour on this one. thatís the best part about it. overwhelmingly malty, and then a very sugary candied fruit taste lingers in your mouth for a while. the blackberry is sorta weird, but iím not typically a fruit beer fan anyway. iíve certainly had worse, though. this might be alright in the summer, at a bbq or something. iím sitting here trying to watch the hockey game though, and this isnít really doing it for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Different in a good way. Cloudy golden pour produces a 2 finger creamy head, that regrettably doesnít stick around too long. Blackberry prominent in aroma, some malt. Flavor is a lightly tart at first, yet finishes on the sweet side. Blackberry and malt evenly balanced, noticeably spicy with some orange. Tingly on palate, bitterness blends well. Medium light body. Would like to see more af a contribution from the yeast, but nothing to complain about. Wife doesnít like it, so I have a case all to myself!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Great fruit beer. Pours a hazy golden hue into the glass with a small white head. Aromas of blackberries and fruit with some coriander and yeast. Nice refreshing mouth feel to it. Good malty backbone. The blackberries are in no way overpowering. They offer a nice flair in the background that shines through in the finish. Very refreshing, Iíll be buying this one again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Found this in a six-pack at Binnyís in St. Charles, Illinois. Poured a hazy, dark yellow with a thick white head. Pronounced nose of blueberries, sweet bread, and some tart citrus. Maltiness gives way to an overwhelming fruitiness that is overpowering and fairly one-dimensional. Sweet finish. This is not bad but Iíve had better fruit beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours an orange golden body with a white head. Blackberries, sweet fruits, light malt with some citrus. Sweet with a light tartness. Berries are subtle to the finish. Decent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Light hazy yellow with a slowly dissipating white head. Blackberries evident upon opening the beer and they smell fresh to go with some malt. Taste of blackberries, sweet malt. Kind of syrupy with a semi dry finish. Easy drinking and decent.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle from coopers. Sour blackberry aroma with a terrible taste up front. Not much of a wit at all. Pretty much the same as the cherry wheat but much harder to drink. BAD

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Ugh...just about as bad as Cherry Wheat. The aroma is initially ok....but then appears to be too sweet. The blackberry flavor is ok, but everything else is not. Finish is like a bad lager. Way too sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (4196) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Strong aroma of berries and fruit. Initial taste is strong berry, but finishes with a flavorless linger.


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