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

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,518 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 1,518
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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DrDemento456

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4.4/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Hazy light brown. Sort of orange in color.
S - Blackberry's straight up with a wheat smell backbone.
T - Easily one of my favorite Samuel's. Blackberry and kind of dry like the Cherry so it goes down smooth and makes you want more.
M - Slight creamy but really smooth. Not as dry as a corona but nicely sweet.
D - I bought a case of this once and split it with a friend. I was able to drink my 12 in a few days while he never finished his since he didn't care for it. To each his own.

If I could find this in six pack form like the Cherry for the 9 dollar price tag I would be all about it but it's not really around this area anymore. Would totally drink it again if I saw it.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 21:19:36 | More by DrDemento456
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Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,518 ratings.