Virginia Blackberry - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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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
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
Virginia Blackberry from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.