Virginia Blackberry - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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Reviews by TechTriumph:
3.93/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
-Belgian-style White Ale Brewed with Fresh Virginia Blackberries-
From notes on 08/25/12:
2012 Release; Poured in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
A - One inch of white carbonated head that sticks around for a minute or so; Brilliant light rose in color with a bit of sunset orange mixed in; Hazy appearance; No real lacing left behind
S - Blackberry fruit is certainly present, but it's not a huge wave by any means, and is actually somewhat muted - blackberries aren't overly aromatic as a fruit anyway; Also get a bit of yeast, subtle spice, and a hint of clove
T - Witbier qualities show up first - some spice, clove, even a bit of banana; Almost immediately after, the blackberry really starts to come in - not too heavy - but enough to bring some fruity sweetness and a slight touch of tartness as well; The finish does bring just a bit of rye and spice; As the beer warms, the blackberry starts to come out nicely - more sweet than tart, but the level is really pleasant for both
M - Moderate carbonation or a touch more; Light bodied and smooth going down; Finishes on the dry side
O - I don't delve into fruit beers too much these days, but anything from Hardywood is a must try, and this one certainly satisfies after a long day of work. No doubt a refreshing offering, this beer is super drinkable as my first glass of this was gone in no time. I'm pretty confident that the second glass from this bomber will go down just as easy.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2012 10:29:17 | More by TechTriumph
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Somewhere between amber and ruby colored body. Light shines through the body easily, but there is a slight haze that prevents some transparency. Head is a very bright white that leaves a ring of thin bubbles around the edges of the glass.
S- Lots of spicy Belgian yeast and wheat in the nose. A lot of fresh wheat notes. The blackberries don't same you in the face, but I feel like they may be slightly more subtle than other berries anyway.
T- Tart blackberries give way to tons of that fresh wheat, which gives way back to the tart blackberry flavors. Finish also shows off some of the Belgian yeast, but the rest of the beer is a give and take between the wheat and the berries.
M- Crisp, bubbly, medium bodied, finishes somewhat dry.
O- I liked this more than I thought I would. I thought it would be a berry-bomb, but it turned out to be a wheat-bomb with a nice berry presence. Really refreshing beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2013 23:27:59 | More by stephenjmoore
3.64/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A-slightly red amber color with an off-white head with some lacing
S-wheat, blackberry, hint of red wine
T-wheat,bready malt, blackberry, hints of wine-like character,slight tartness, mild bitterness in the finish
F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and slightly dry
O-interesting fruit beer,lacks depth of flavor
Serving type: on-tap
09-26-2013 21:47:11 | More by MDDMD
Virginia Blackberry from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.