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RATINGS: 775   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   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.

   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 doesn’t 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 doesn’t like it, so I have a case all to myself!

   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, I’ll be buying this one again.

   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 Binny’s 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 I’ve had better fruit beers.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (3879) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Strong aroma of berries and fruit. Initial taste is strong berry, but finishes with a flavorless linger.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oppe (8) - East Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2009 does not count
Pours a slightly hazey orange with little head. The bubble formed on the inside of the glass remind me of a cola. The aroma is very sweet like a bowl of sugar candy. The flavor is also very sweet but not foul in any way. This is like the candy of beers. Palate is light and sugary and leaves a thickness on the back of the tongue and sticky sweetness on the lips. This is definately a beer that you drink one of and move on to something bitter to balance your palate. Witbiers have never been my favorite and I rate this one right along with all the others. Just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2009
12oz bottle: Slightly cloudy yellow, orange hue with a short lived white head. Mixed berries and sweet spices for the aroma, reminds me of a cherry 7up. Flavor starts light and refreshing and finishes quite sweet. Luckily the sweetness doesn’t linger longer than needed. Lively carbonation with an almost creamy mouthfeel. I wouldn’t want to drink more than one of these at a sitting but its enjoyable despite its dull appearance.

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