ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Suttree (5143) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Something not quite right here. The balckberry smells and tastes vaguely artificial, and the wit part lacks crispness or somethig. Not particularly good.
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
bkurtz (791) - PERU - JAN 16, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured golden with a small, white head. Hoppy aroma with a fruity taste straight away. Not something I will drink again.
fidelis83 (1954) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
PorterPounder (5550) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - DEC 30, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The Blackberry Witbier pours a cloudy gold hue with frothy head. The blackberry flavor dominates and makes the beer very sweet. Coriander and orange peel flavors exist as well. There is some fizziness, but its not heavily carbonated. The finish features mostly sweet berries and some tartness. I would avoid this beer. The other submissions must have been really awful for this to be the winner.