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RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   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, weve brewed a flavorful beer with a smooth finish thats 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. Weve also added some Oregon Marion blackberries, to give the brew a perfect balance between its subtly sweet and tart flavors.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (43040) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge off-white head. Aroma is distinct blackberry from a distance. Sweet and citric. Subdued sweet fruity base flavour, mild citric note and a smooth wheat base. Lingering and medium dry blackberry into the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2012
3rd October 2009
Bottle purchased in a Las Vegas liquor store. Cloudy gold beer. Dry semi soft palate, turning frothy. Light fruity blackberry. Not a lot of wheatbeer character. Finishes with some dry malt. Inoffensive but doesnt really hang together.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with a modest, fluffy white head. Wonderful blackberry aroma, very pungent and natural, with some wheat and yeast. Flavor is of moderate sweetness, with some nice fruity notes and a rich, bready character. Light to medium in body, well carbonated. Quite refreshing with authentic blackberry aspects. Good fruit beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
A: The beer pours a sort of yellowish color, interesting since its supposed to be a blackberry witbier... S: The blackberry aroma is there, but that is about all you can smell. I dont get much, if any, of the actual witbier, unfortunately. It also seems to have a sense of "fakeness" about it. T: Blackberries are less noticeable on the flavor, but the witbier base isnt all that intense either. Some grain and malt flavor but not much of the usual orange peel and coriander flavor. M: Medium in body with a moderate to high carbonation. O: A let down from the old standby Sam Adams. Not one of the better offerings.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (15911) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
Fruity raspberry taste. Nose is more of the same. Its as advertised. I thought it went down very nicely. Rated 4/5/10

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14871) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle from BevMo. Hazy light amber color with a decent beige head. Smells like blackberries. Near medium body with coarse carbonation. Flavor is grain/wheat/bread with definite dark berry flavor. Id say blackberry. Finish is mild. Not very bitter. Not at all sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (14356) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of blackberry, soap, wheat and spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, blackberry, light soap and a hint of spice with a smooth dry fruity finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (14186) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle from Keg Liquor. Poured hazy pale color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate yeasty berry aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium fruity sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable soft beer, but only worth having once.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2009
(12oz bottle) Medium white head atop cloudy apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, blackberry, some raspberry, sugar, tartness. Taste is medium sweet, seltzer, some blackberry, lightly tart. Light-medium body, some creaminess, light acidity.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (13659) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours a pale golden with a small creamy white head that leaves behind good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a dark fruit with blackberry and orange. The taste is a light fruit with blackberry and a nice clean finish. Easy to drink a decent fruit beer from Sam Adams.


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