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Virginia Blackberry - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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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jbriggs7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-19-2014 16:58:24 | More by jbriggs7
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-15-2014 20:07:45 | More by 2dogbrew
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PGVG

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.4%

08-15-2014 00:40:59 | More by PGVG
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77apm

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-14-2014 21:17:30 | More by 77apm
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-14-2014 14:12:34 | More by HuntDaddy540
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-13-2014 23:36:15 | More by ChrisKayler
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-11-2014 05:14:31 | More by Big_Dave
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev -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.

08-09-2014 03:26:56 | More by smakawhat
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-08-2014 20:14:53 | More by Zimm
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%

Served in a Port City tulip.

A: Poured out about as cloudy as one could possibly imagine. Think muddy water with orange food coloring.

S: I got more Belgium than Raspberry, but that's okay for now. Fresh, wheaty, and subtle.

T: Got more fruit on the taste, but it took a couple of sips before that really heated up. Delicate and not too sweet or dessert-like in any way. Definitely recognizable as a Belgian Wit.

M: Perfectly spritzy, and I found myself appreciating the mouth even more the more I got into the session.

O: Much more understated than I expected for a "Reserve Series," but more than serviceable nonetheless.

08-08-2014 19:00:25 | More by Chaney
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Swift989

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

08-07-2014 05:55:37 | More by Swift989
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DeadWalkerAir

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-04-2014 01:12:05 | More by DeadWalkerAir
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-03-2014 15:11:44 | More by IPAchris
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devilfluff

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-03-2014 13:54:54 | More by devilfluff
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-02-2014 21:23:19 | More by Gatordaddy
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Cpastor1119


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-02-2014 21:06:11 | More by Cpastor1119
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-02-2014 12:13:16 | More by atrocity
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julielynndubee

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-31-2014 02:28:32 | More by julielynndubee
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-28-2014 02:33:37 | More by Dave_Treat
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tclipse

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-26-2014 00:11:13 | More by tclipse
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-25-2014 06:17:49 | More by jaymo18
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-24-2014 00:42:48 | More by zp6167a
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Links41

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-23-2014 19:47:19 | More by Links41
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bellbw

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-20-2014 22:14:11 | More by bellbw
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SierraDeuce

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-20-2014 21:21:39 | More by SierraDeuce
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Virginia Blackberry from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.