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Virginia Blackberry - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Belgian wheat beer brewed with a touch of rye and a massive addition (over 1,000 lbs. per 40-barrel batch) of plump, ripe blackberries grown by Agriberry in Hanover County, Hardywood Virginia Blackberry offers an assertive fruit character while remaining extremely refreshing. Ruby hued with the bright aroma of fresh bramble berries, this beer’s pleasantly gentle body leads to a rather dry, rounded fruit finish, making it irresistible on a hot summer day.

12 IBU

(Beer added by: TechTriumph on 09-10-2012)
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3.44/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

The beer is a light ruby with a thin, light pink head. Light berry aroma with a touch of spice, maybe coriander. Flavor is a bit lacking. Light on the palate. A tad sweet. Blackberry presences emerges more as the beer is allowed to warm. Pretty good.

Huhzubendah, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Bruesday, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Color is fairly light for the alleged berry content, not much visible carbonation. The berry notes in the aroma are quite present, overwhelming the coriander and orange peel one would anticipate for the "Belgian Style White Ale" claimed on the label. Mild berry notes on the tongue, medium dry finish. Not that great, sorry, won't seek this out again.

jdense, Aug 27, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +1.6%

dexterk1, Aug 27, 2014
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Big_Dave, Aug 11, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a globe glass nearly identical to the one on the bottle, sure why not, we shall forego tulip, wheat ale, or witbier ness in favor of length.

Peach orange to pink body and solidly opaque. Faint cream head that is a bit orange light and off white colored. Makes about 2 fingers tall, good retention and some nice creamy thick collar and thin puck while settling. Pretty solid.

The bouquet is pretty quiet down there. Some faint hints of sucrose sweetness, maybe even some cinnamon and nutmeg like dark spice action sensations which seem surprising. Doesn't particularly smell fruity.

Palate comes with an interesting take. Very dry and powdery chalky texture, with a wet body feel. Mid fruits but doesn't seem to hint in any direction. Not particularly tart, but not particularly sweet either. Some sense of classic sucrose but quite fleeting.

Overall a nice beer, and hints at Belgian character minus a big wheaty malt and chewy depth, but it's not particularly fruity. Oh well at least it's drinkable and I've had far worse.

smakawhat, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Zimm, Aug 08, 2014
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Virginia Blackberry from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.