Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.95/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Hazy orange color and a thick white head with lines of lacing along the glass. Also, numerous flakes floating around in the liquid.
Smell is smooth and sweet with orange and berry notes. Full of fruit and citrus aromas.
Taste is a little off. It definetly has some berry flavor in there but it leans toward an artificial grape flavor. Kind of reminds me of grape soda. Also, a little too sweet for my liking. Yeast appears in the taste to mellow things out even more. Hops are barely detectable. The aftertaste lingers with an unpleasant, yeasty berry flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and has a drying effect near the end. The high level of carbonation that hits the tongue when the beer is first opened just makes me more of aware of its similarities to grape soda.
I was disappointed with this offering and definetly won't be buying it again. The flavors are just not in harmony and it makes for an unpleasant drinking experience.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2009 01:40:42 | More by bnes09
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3.21/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3
A - Pours a slightly cloudy dark straw with a brilliantly white large bubbled head, about 2 fingers. Dissipated quickly, no lacing, and only a few residual bubbles.
S - smell is fruity, lots of blackberry on the nose. spicy yeast bouquet, faint medicinal and metallic notes. malt shows up last in the nose with a bready biscuity undertone.
T - I am surprised by the taste, and I only say that as I usually drink this cold and fast for this review I let it warm up... its always a refreshing brew, but letting it warm up was actually detrimental to taste. Anywhoo... the warmed subject is a yeasty mess. usually yeast forward beer is not appealing. Blackberry is there in the front and lingers in the finish, but is not as prevalent as it was in the nose. Malt might be there but its a wash. I think the thing that attracts me to this brew is that it is cold, crisp, and tart... take the cold out and the crisp and tart qualities fall off real quick.
M - The mouthfeel on this to me is perfect for the style, crisp, dry, tart, ample carbonation, goes down quick... and when it is actually cold, I cannot stop going back for more.
O - I went into this review having drank this many times in the past. This is one of my favorite summer thirst quenching shelf beers. I usually don't give it the chance to warm up, but for the sake of the review I let it warm up from my fridge a little. The sub par taste really shines through when warm, still I think this is outstanding as a refreshing summer brew enjoyed cold, but compared to some of the great witbiers brewed locally to me, I do not think this is a good example of the style, blackberry or not.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2014 23:16:56 | More by MaineBrewing
Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,515 ratings.