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

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75
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1,535 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,535
Reviews: 671
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 19.15%
Wants: 17
Gots: 62 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2009)
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Bounty628

Massachusetts

2.1/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The Blackberry Witbier has an ABV of 5.50%, therefore, if you find this offering appealing you could utilize the brew as a nice session beer ideal for a summer cookout or something of the like.

The beer pours a very faint golden color that seems to show more translucence than it does haze. Sort of surprising for a wheat beer in that regard, this offering pours thinly and gives a visual impression that the beer is going to be really light in nature. There is basically now head upon the pour but there is a lot of bubbly carbonation working up and down inside the glass.

The smell leaves one with the idea of fakeness as there is more of a florally bouquet present in the nose than there is anything that jumps off the page as being of a blackberry nature. With a beer that is going to emphasize the blackberry characteristics, it would have been far better to accentuate this a bit more in the smell but instead what is left is something of a soapy nature reminiscent of the beauty aisle at the local pharmacy.

Surprisingly, the taste of this beer is just about as faint as the nose in terms of any high quality blackberry presence working its way into the offering. Though I am self-admittedly not a major fruit beer fan, I do feel as though if a brewery is going to create a fruit beer it must do justice to the fruit that it is calling its own. The taste of the beer screams of a very week wheat complexity with a subtle tossing in of something that tastes somewhat fruity, but does not immediately bring to mind the qualities or taste of blackberries. There is a very blasé appeal to the taste of Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier and it is unfortunate that the taste could not help to salvage this offering.

The mouthfeel follows the same critique of the other aspects of this beer as it is quite light and has an almost watery consistency to it. There is very little complexity to the beer with just about all aspects of the offering and indeed the mouthfeel is no different.

It could be argued that there is a moderately good drinkability factor to the Blackberry Witbier if you are in fact looking for a beer that might be a good lawn mower beer and are not looking for something that is going to overly impress the palate.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2009 01:04:58 | More by Bounty628
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Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,535 ratings.