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Virginia Blackberry - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by jlindros:
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Rudzud for sharing. Reviewing from old notes.

Pink grapefruit hazy color, touch of lacing fades instantly.

Nose has light bready funk, little black berry, hint of malts, semi fruity but not a lot, maybe a touch of phenols.

Taste brings tart blackberry, light smooth malt, hint diacetyl, light tartness, bit of dry bready malt and yeast flavors, dry fruity finish.

M: Thin body, lighter carb.

Overall nothing to write home about, decent fruits but could have been better.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 21:43:37 | More by jlindros
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brocktune

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-13-2014 00:47:48 | More by brocktune
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joegard

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-04-2014 01:03:37 | More by joegard
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CRV334

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-15-2014 20:41:06 | More by CRV334
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

05-18-2014 02:11:08 | More by BDF2000
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-19-2014 00:38:16 | More by JCam9981
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-08-2014 18:08:20 | More by VCUgrad
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Indiana

3/5  rDev -18%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-25-2014 15:47:32 | More by HellAwaits
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Ainjyll

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-22-2014 03:58:25 | More by Ainjyll
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catboy

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

12-08-2013 15:49:41 | More by catboy
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GTB

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-29-2013 13:42:17 | More by GTB
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-24-2013 18:05:47 | More by RedneckBeerz
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jermy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-04-2013 03:25:08 | More by jermy
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Lob

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-03-2013 02:59:54 | More by Lob
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Jimbo4430

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

10-26-2013 21:11:20 | More by Jimbo4430
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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-25-2013 21:42:40 | More by laxer8811
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
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
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circus_cat

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

10-17-2013 21:57:09 | More by circus_cat
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-29-2013 01:10:54 | More by FUwolfpacker
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
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
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e30todamax

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-16-2013 22:09:32 | More by e30todamax
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Zraly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-01-2013 23:33:39 | More by Zraly
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cw577enfield

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-27-2013 16:00:20 | More by cw577enfield
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dwren89

Virginia

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

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 23:25:07 | More by dwren89
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Virginia Blackberry from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.