Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Maxwell:
3.58/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
The beer pours a hazy piss yellow with an ever so slight hint of blue that makes the beer seem like a grayed yellow, almost like a corn syrup. The head poured thin and cream white, but dissipates very quickly leaving a thin wall of lacing. The smell is a nice bouquet of light blackberry and light wheat with an interesting spice lying below. The wheat-stink is definitely the dominant smell though. The beer tastes thick with a lovely mix of the wheat malty-sweet and the more sour-sweet of the blackberries. Slight citrus seems to be hiding in the back of the flavor, and nicely rounds the beer giving it a ghost of a bitter hint. The aftertaste is a lovely light lingering of the berries in your mouth. Mouthfeel is a little strange with very fierce carbonation that leaves a burn on the tongue but other than that the mouth is very clean and slightly dry with a wetter feel on its roof. The beer is slightly creamy in feel with a good lighter beer feel hidden underneath the harsh carbonation. Overall this is a very decent more mass produced beer. It is actually one of my favorite berry-based beers, I think, as they got the berry taste wonderfully mixed with the witbier style and I don’t really care if they used real berries or berry syrup. This beer is worthy of a try.
Serving type: bottle
08-10-2012 00:48:29 | More by Maxwell
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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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