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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.


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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"(tap) 8/08 the blackberries complement the (fairly nicely done on it’s own) wit beer base well. Not my favorite style, but this one had a nice look, nose and flavor. I am disappointed that it won the long shot competition, however. It was competing with a coffee stout last year, and while the stout was voted for at a rate of 7 or 8 to 1, that apparently was not the case elsewhere in the country as the wit will now go into production and the stout (I gave it an A) sadly will not. i’ll pick up the wit, though. bottle 3/09 - sampled after an Alesmith beer (a weaker one)...still a mistake. this one is not measuring up. still not real bad, but quite average. The blackberry saves it, because it has just a touch of whatever it is I dislike in the nose of the cranberry lambic."

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gschrade (768) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 24, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste blackberry, wheat. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - AUG 22, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-19-13- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours from bottle as a lightly hazed orange-amber color with a two finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly and leaves only a slight level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is quite sweet of berries. It is a mix of blackberry and raspberry with hint of a wheat background. Taste – The taste starts out with a smooth mildly blackberry sweet flavor with some bready wheat mixed within. As the taste advances it starts taking on more sweetness of berries, both raspberry and blackberry. While it gets sweeter from the start to the middle, the sweetness fades slightly as it advances to the end. Oddly the blackberry flavor seems to get stronger as the sweetness fades with it leaving a semi-sweet but not overly sweet blackberry and light wheat flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite light in its creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the medium to higher side. Both are suiting for the berry flavors of the brew, making it more refreshing and easier drinking. Overall – An alright berry flavored brew. Not overly sweet, yet maintaining a decent berry flavoring.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mark_Eck (763) - - JUL 25, 2014
Pours a reddish yellow color. Aroma and taste are weak berries and very thin bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
The body has a nice slightly hazy appearance with some visible streams of carbonation and golden color. On top there is a thick and fluffy bright white head. It hangs out for a bit but soon starts to fade fast down to a small ring of lace. There is some slick lacing on the glass. There is a nice berry aroma as soon as you open the bottle. Light bready wheat notes are mixed in as well. The flavor has a light wheat base with light floral notes and mixed berry notes that have light sweetness. This gives way to some tart berry notes and a very slight acidity that dries out into the finish which is quick and clean. The body is light to medium with lively carbonation and texture.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (4646) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
12oz bottle from Orchard Fresh, Orchard Park, NY. A hazy straw colour with a thin white head; berry aroma with some malt in the background; clean berry taste, but rather sweet. Drinkable but nothing more.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours a golden color with white head. Some blackberry, wheat, and bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (3204) - 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
Bulk_Carrier (2227) - 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 (784) - 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.


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