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Virginia Blackberry - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 15 | 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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Ratings: 135 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by circus_cat:
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

circus_cat, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

77apm, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Above average and crisp wit that borders on saison flavors. I wish there was more of a blackberry presence. It seemed to be there faintly as the beer warmed. Good beer, but I have had better in the style.

tigg924, Oct 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

Disappointing, considering the commercial description of "1000 lbs of plump, ripe blackberries". On draft at Capone's, it looks like a standard witbier without any evidence of blackberries in the color and only a hint of berries in the aroma or taste. Frankly, a Blue
moon has substantially more character.

wattoclone, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

catboy, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of dwren89
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: reddish orange amber with some wheat haze and thin white head

Aroma: coriander, blackberries and fruitiness, orange citrus, blue curaçao

Taste: very Belgian yeasty with definite blackberry tartness, balanced, white wheaty flavor but with fruitiness that gives it some depth, overall not bursting with flavor but a very smooth and nice fruity, dry, and tart drink

Mouthfeel: medium-low body, a little thin in the mouth, high carbonation

Overall: Nicely balanced with strong tartness and smooth blackberry flavor with wheaty and spiced character from spice additions and belgian yeast phenols. Definitely worth a try

dwren89, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

stereosforgeeks, Aug 14, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev -8.5%

acurtis, Oct 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

VCUgrad, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Griffith, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

whatname, Nov 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, split, hill farmstead glass

Interesting beer - a pink-rose color, moderately carbonated, light fluffy white head. One patron described tasting "band-aids" - more realistically, I think we all concluded not to buy berries sourced from the virginia commonwealth. Light spiced yeast, sweet berry flavor, wheat - nothing really standing out here, the blackberry could have been integrated so much better.

dirtylou, Jan 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

SmoothOneTwo, Oct 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

tclipse, Jul 26, 2014
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HuntDaddy540, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

tabascosigned, Aug 11, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +16.9%

Thomas0790, Oct 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Swift989, Aug 07, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +1.4%

dexterk1, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Links41, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

zp6167a, Jul 24, 2014
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2.99/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

macesq, Nov 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Cpastor1119, Aug 02, 2014
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BeastLU, Apr 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

VeganUndead, Oct 04, 2012
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Virginia Blackberry from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.