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RATINGS: 773   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scottw86 (1114) - Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Poured a gold amber with a bubbly white head. Thin bodied with a pretty simple taste. Apricot and blackberries with lots of carbonation. Tasted more like grape soda than beer, but still refreshing. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Pours a really nice looking orange/gold color with a white head. Aroma is blackbery through and through. Maybe a little artificial, but close enough to the real thing not to be off-putting. Flavor was berry with a nice wheat beer background. A little biscuity. Kind of like warm biscuits and jam. Pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2009
I got his one on accident while at a tasting. The body was a cloudy dark gold with a white head. The aroma was blackberries with some bread crust. The taste was orange peels and coriander with some light fruit. Decent overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Suttree (5195) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Something not quite right here. The balckberry smells and tastes vaguely artificial, and the wit part lacks crispness or somethig. Not particularly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Not a big fan of this at all. Thin, brackish with an artificial berry flavor. Maybe something for a hot summer day or a chick beer. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bkurtz (834) - PERU - JAN 16, 2009
Poured golden with a small, white head. Hoppy aroma with a fruity taste straight away. Not something I will drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Pours a medium pale gold with a fluffy 1 finger eggshell head that has really good retention even leaving a little lacing. Aroma is fresh blackberry, biscuit, subtle fruity ester like notes. Flavor is biscuity, grainy, a little peppery, straw and some crisp floral notes. Finish is berries, a little grainy, and peppery. Would be much nicer with warmer weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle. Golden pour. Aromas of some berries, crackers, white bread and a lgerish aroma. And the flavor has a slight berry taste to it but I get more of a lagerish smell than a true smooth wheat beer. I was a bit disappointed with this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5607) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. - Publix Supermarket - 12 oz bottle - part of a Brewmaster Collection variety pack. Slightly murky, medium golden pour with a tight white head. Aroma of berry jam and some biscuits. Flavor has some of the same subtle berry notes - hard to tell if they are blackberries or not. Nice tartness and a bit of yeastiness to round it out. Hint of cloying in the finish however. Slightly muddled mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4247) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
From the bottle, this had a really nice butter-biscuit and jam aroma. Once you poured, it had a spritzier, powdery smell and the fruit was much more prominent. Good bottle. Greenish-tinged, almost clear gold. The head settles down to a thin felt lacing. Light bodied, sweet and sharply fruity. I would have thought some-other-kindberry rather than blackberry. A bit peppery on the backend, with a bolt of tangy, perfumy biscuit before it quits. Hmm. Not bad, not great. Gets a little clingy. I like that Sam changes up the mixpack with different stuff, though. Publix, Killearn.

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