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Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,515 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 1,515
Reviews: 671
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 19.15%
Wants: 15
Gots: 55 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2009)
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

2.6/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I'll be a bit honest, I'm not a big fan of fruit/veggie beers or wheat beers but this was a little better than I expected. It was a hot day and I for some strange reason or another was craving a refreshing wheat beer. A buddy of mine gave me a "5 pack" cause he didn't like it so I thought I'd give one a try. Poured into a Sam's Perfect pint, it gave a better look than I expected. Slightly darker than a golden pale and much more clear than I expected. There was only a slight haze to it and it had a white fizzy head that dissapeared pretty quickly. Very little lacing on the glass of this one. It smelled pretty good. You can smell undertones of wheat, but the smell of sweet berries (I'm guessing mostly blackberries) are much stronger. The first initial sip was quite pleasant, very refreshing and sweet. But the taste seems to become blander and blander with each sip. I didn't enjoy the mouthfeel, a little fizzy for my liking, and I would consider it under average for drinkability as well. Honestly though it was much more enjoyable than I though it would be. I cracked this one open expecting the worst, but it was ok overall, worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2009 22:03:51 | More by AndyAvalanche
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Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,515 ratings.