Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Grape & Gourmet. Hazy gold with a thin white head. Really nice nose, bursting with blackberry. Flavor, not so much. Dry wheatiness, a bit of citrus - where did all the berry go? Still actually pretty tasty.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time. Sam Adams Rep was at the Winking Lizard last night giving out samples and ballots to vote. Very cool! Poured a nice golden color. Lively carbonation. Sweet smell of blackberries. Flavor was sweet up front and a bit of a bitter funk on the back end. I am not a fan of fruit beers and this one, while good for the masses, was a bit overly carbonated for me. Tasted like a flavored seltzer water. Gee...Guess what one I voted for? Hah...
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Draft @ Sam Adams R&D Brewery] Poured a lightly hazy golden color with a thin ring of white bubbles around the glass. Aroma of blackberries, citrus fruits, orange peel, and a touch of caramel. Taste of orange peel, citrus fruits, sweeter blackberries, and a non-descript finish.
spauldib (1) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2008 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at Sam Adams Boston. Strong berry aroma and flavor but low on the spices. I expected more of a witbier character and didn’t pick up much as far as spices/yeast. Not bad for a regular fruit ale but I think it masks the witbier character I hoped for. I ended up choosing the other sample.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the 2008 VT Brewers Fest - Poured a pale yellow in color with a small white head. Aroma is quite strong of blackberries and not much else. Flavor is also strong of blackberries, but with a bit of the Wit spicing mixed in. OK, not great... fruit beers are not really my favorite.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
had sample at selins grove brewfest: aroma was avinous with lots of blackberry. poured light and hazy as you would expect a wit beer to pour. flavor was less intense than the aroma, but the same, big vinous berrry flavors, which I thought were somewhat muddled with the coriander. mean bodied and lots of carbonation. I didn’t vote for this one.
weezfour (124) - Oradell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super. Coming into this taste testing, I already favored the wit just on principle. It was a mindset that didn’t disappoint. To go along with the light wheat, fruity tones, the beer had a decidedly unexpected, and welcome bite to it. This one got my vote. Thanks sam!
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Sample A- Pours hazy but not cloudy yellow. Aromas is blackberry, and lots of it, and some wheat and yeast notes. Flavor is very much the same, but less fruit on the palate.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle marked "sample A". Hazy yellow color with a thin and fizzy head that diminishes quickly. Blackberry aroma is prevalent with a bit of bready yeastiness. Flavor is pretty lame. Tangy and fruity like breakfast cereal. Fizzy mouthfeel. I did not vote for this one.
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at "Beer Lover’s Choice" taste test at Cellars in St. Paul. Slightly cloudy golden pour. Strong, sweet aroma of blackberry, though not much else. Similar flavor with some spice.