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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.


peter's rating

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Cloudy yellow/orange with a thin disappearing head. Nose is tart cough syrup. Oh boy..... Overly medicinal like all SA fruit beers, unidentifiable "fruit" sweetness like a "????" dumdum. Just a bland vessel nothing wit about this except the haze.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
bottle. Deep golden with small head. Average wheat beer with some blackberry and some mild wit spicing. Sounds more exciting than it is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a light orange colored body into a nonic and had a small white one finger head. Very little lacing was left and no rings were left either, some light carbonation was seen rising. The smell had blackberries and wheat. Some malts were in the background. The taste had pretty much the same, nothing new from the smell. The palate sat about a medium and the carbonation was moderately felt on the mouth. Overall, this isn’t a bad beer. I’d have this again, preferably on tap.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hfmejias (618) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy orange with a small white head and small traces of lacing on the glass. Aroma of blackberries and grain. Taste is consistent, sweet, fruity, very slight bitterness from hops. OK beer.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Decent initially, but it dies far too quickly. Some spotty lace. Hazy. Neutral gold color. Cold raspberry aroma with a wheat bite. Lemon zest smell here as well. Light flavored until the swallow, which is sour with the lightest amount of berry. One of the thinner beers I’ve ever had; it’s also a little spritzy. Short aftertaste. All in all, a very ordinary beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROBC3366 (360) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Nice appearance, not quite clear, small sudsy head that dissipates quickly. Nice aroma of blackberries, like a Welch’s soda. Smooth drink, no bitterness to speak of, fruity and bubbly. I would probably get tired of it after awhile, which makes it a good seasonal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jagad5 (52) - - JAN 24, 2014
Pours an unappealing reddish yellow. Taste and aroma are both weak. Mouthfeel is very thin. It’s not bad but I have no reason to drink another.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanan (70) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2014
The syrupy Marion berry overwhelms. You're kidding yourself if you taste orange coriander. But somehow the best fruit beer I ever had. But I'd like to see feint berry in a good beer. Problem is less syrupy fruity leave funky fruity beer. A good fruit beer hasn't been done yet. That I know of. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle: Pale golden color, reminiscent of fruit juice. Just a dash of white head. Nose is fruity, like a spritzer or maybe a radler if you use your imagination. Blackberry and Zima. Actually pretty good blackberry flavors up front, but it gets a little vegetal and chalky on the backend. Finishes a little dry with bits of dandelion and florals. I like this in concept, but something to sweeten it up would push it up a notch or two.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
pours a golden color with a medium sized head. the aroma is sweet, sugar, blackberry. the taste is too syrupy and artificial.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Loads of blackberry but not much wit. Some light spices. Not bad.


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