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RATINGS: 767   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.


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   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnyoski (415) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Pours a soft copper amber with a thin frothy white head. The aroma is sweet, fruity, caramel, artificial, the aroma isn’t really distinctly blackberry. The flavor is sweet, artificial, caramel, candy, fake blackberry, kind of tart. Not diggin this.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Somehow all the trash talking on the forums made me want to try this more. hahaha Pours a hazy orange color with no treal head to speak of. Aroma is candy sweetness with some berries and lots of weird soapiness. Flavor is better than expected very spicy largley drier than expected the blackberry is very well under control.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
topherh (1907) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Pours a golden yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is blackberry and wheaty sourness. Flavor is much the same with a bit of wet grain. Could use a little something to balance the sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Spice and blackberry hints in the smell. Murky, which I like, but a lack of head is disappointing. The notes are very interesting, not quite enough for what I want. But very unique taste. The palate stays a bit but not a lot. Glad I bought this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HighlanderOne (958) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Poured from bottle. Berries dominate the aroma. Dark gold, thin head. Blackberry noticed in the aftertaste and nose. Sour, crisp, acidic feel. Got a bit heavy at the end. Pretty well made, but not a fave of mine.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Butters (3686) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Shared with the boys for Cellar Reduction #3. Clear amber pour with wispy white head. Nose is like fake candied cough syrup. Flavor is medicinal and bandaid with a fruity kick. Cloying on the palate. Didn’t care for this very much at all.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle with Butters and sixfootsix at the 3rd Cellar Reduction. Golden with some amber body and a light, lacing white head. Smells of blackberry and clean malt. Flavor is blackberry and wheat sweet.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3219) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2009
(bottle - 12 oz) Cloudy gold color with a puffy white head. Aroma is subtle wheat and citrus with a dry blackberry note coming through at the end. Flavor begins with a very nice blackberry taste that fades quickly to a dry and grainy middle of wheat and some light spice. Finishes clean and watery with a light fruit hint. Not bad but would be better with more blackberry.


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