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RATINGS: 770   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The blackberries we use in Samuel Adamsģ 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, weíve brewed a flavorful beer with a smooth finish thatís both sweet and tart. Samuel Adamsģ 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. Weíve also added some Oregon Marion blackberries, to give the brew a perfect balance between its subtly sweet and tart flavors.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2010
I like that Sam Adams moved away from the whole raspberry trend with witbiers however that still does not make this beer outstanding in any way. Itís a thin typical witbier with the typical spicy accouterments, namely coriander and orange peel. But it tastes like witbier doused with fruit juice and is not quite tart enough to balance the overall character of the beer. Nor can I say that the hops íblendí well with the over-sweet body, the sweet-tart to bitterness ratio is just ever slightly off. That said itís not terrible. Better than most American fruit beers and light-years beyond Sam Adamsí own cranberry lambic.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (506) - 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 (4376) - 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 (1214) - 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 (2734) - 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 (1461) - 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 isnít a bad beer. Iíd have this again, preferably on tap.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hfmejias (650) - 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 (530) - 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 Iíve ever had; itís 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 (510) - 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 (64) - - JAN 24, 2014
Pours an unappealing reddish yellow. Taste and aroma are both weak. Mouthfeel is very thin. Itís 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 (78) - 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


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