Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Contagion:
3.05/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
It comes in the standard Sam Adams brown bottle. You have their standard label with Samuel Adams prominent in the middle. Blackberry Witbier is in a purple banner. There is a picture of Sam Adams at the bottom hoisting a frothy mug of beer. At the top of the label it boasts this is part of their Brewmaster's Collection.
There is a beautiful golden honey color with just a touch of orange to it. It's clear with just a touch of cloudiness to it, which is unusual for a witbier in my experience. The head that formed was thin and white. It faded quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass and there was no lacing.
The scent was kind of weak, but was dominated by the scent of blackberries. A faint yeast and floral hop smell was detectable. There was no citrus or spiciness that is normally associated with a witbier. The flavor was mostly that of blackberries, that tasted almost like artificial flavoring. There was almost no wheat flavor and there wasn't any spiciness at all. There was a slight bitter hop finish to it.
This is light bodied beer, with a nice carbonation level. There is no coating of the mouth.
I'm not a fan of fruit beers, and in all reality that is what this is. Most of the characteristics one associates with a witbier are missing from it. As a fruit beer, it was kind of lacking as well. The berry taste wasn't as dominant as it should have been. It wasn't a bad beer; I wouldn't go out of my way for it.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2009 01:11:00 | More by Contagion
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3.51/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A--Hazy gold, straw colour. Almost no head and very little lacing.
S--It smells like one would expect, blackberries. Not anything else overly complex, but enjoyable.
T--About the same as the nose. Blackberry is huge and up front. A bit of the wheat toward the end and the aftertaste is primarily blackberry.
M--Very good. Light to medium body, pretty refreshing and lightly carbonated.
O--The beer does what it says it's going to do: give you blackberry and wheat. I think fans of fruit beers should enjoy it well enough, and I actually like it better than Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, which I thought had a bit of mediciney note. Maybe I just had too much cherry cough syrup growing up. I don't know that I'll go out and buy it again, but I'd drink it gladly if it were offered to me at a bar or party.
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle has a best before date of July 2014.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 06:07:10 | More by BrandonLBC
Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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