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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Had this at the Winking Lizard in Columbus.This was the national voting as to which beer Sam Adams will brew next.This brew didn’t do it for me.For the masses I can see it being good but not to us craft enthusiasts.Poured a clear golden color with a small white lacing edge. Lots of sweet berries on the nose’Flavor was overcarbonated but had the berry tone to it.As weird as it sounds it had a small hint of windex taste toit.Sweet, fruity and malty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbuzz (754) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle from Three Cellars Milwaukee. Tart smell but very refreshing. Good Blackberry taste good balance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Sampled on a recent trip to the brewery. Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is decidedly ripe fruit, raspberries and blackberries. Flavor is much of the same with some bready and grassy notes. This was a very god wheat ale: hope to see it in stores someday.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (4593) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2008
POured a pretty weak golden color with a white head. Aroma was straight blackberry syrup. Flavor was much the same a little spice and wheatiness mixed in but just way to sweet and one dimensional

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 Pours a pale yellow orange and somewhat cloudy with a small white froth. Aroma is mildly tart with a bit of bite. This gave me high hopes. Some fruity notes behind the wheat, however it was a little too candy or pop-tart filling fruity. Flavor started out sweet and malty, and I still had my hopes up. Some mild fruit berry flavors mid swallow. The spiciness that they advertised was very subtle. In the finish that tartness starts to build and I was ready to be excited, and then.....nothing. I know it is a witbier and they aren’t tart but c’mon, blackberry’s have to be more tart! Anyway, medium body and low-medium carbonation. I was just disappointed. I ended up voting for the coffee stout, which was okay, and still managed to have more complexity than this one. I really wanted to like it more, and it wasn’t bad, just fell short. I like the nifty bottle opener they gave me though :)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (6106) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Sample A bottle. Pours a nice golden orange. Perfumy spritzy aroma of blackberry & some additional fruitiness. Taste has nice berry flavor & some wit crispiness. Decent but a little toosweet & perfumy. Bring back the boysenberry

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Sampled at Sam Adams R&D Brewery in Boston. Poured hazy gold in color with a small head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of berries, wheat and some fruity esters. Taste is pretty much the same. Body was a little thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Sampled at the brewery tasting event. Cloudy golden color with a white head and good cover. Strong blackberry aroma, sweet dark fruit juice cocktail. Light on the tongue, smooth wheat with a biting coriander spiciness and intensely sweet blackberry syrup finish. This was my pick although it is just barely too sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Name: Blackberry Wit
Date: 08/09/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Great Taste

Appearance: hazy pale yellow, frothy white head, lots of lace,
Aroma: sweet fruity blackbery aroma with a touch of spicyness,
Flavor: sweet blackbery flavor with a touch of citrus, light bitterness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Sampled at Grape & Gourmet. Pours cloudy golden in color with thin white head. Aroma sweet and blackberry. Taste wheat and nothing else with dry and light blackberry finish.


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