Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.85/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle single bought and poured into a tulip glass hoping for the best. Didn't get it.
Bottle graphics: 6/10. Nothing bad about it.
A: Hazy orange, nearly red color slimmest of heads. If I were to judge on the look, the mango color looks more like an IPA than a wit. Note: flavors don't lead you in that direction.
S: It smells pretty nice and potent sugar flavors are abundant. That being said, it smells good but not beer good- good for a cake icing. The theme that follows here is that it is all sugar and no wheat.
I have to say I like the reduced blackberry syrup smell or chutney-like but not appropriate for a beer. Hard to judge because I can happily sniff all day, but not beer good.
T: Sugar sweet, almost as if I put 30 packs of splenda in my ginger ale. I am searching for the wheat aspects and they are not there, not at all. I drank this after some other more than fine beers and this would have pretty much sucked anyway but that didn't help.
M: Dry and cloyingly sweet. Annoying puckering flavor that does no justice to any beer.
D: Fakely sugary and sweet. Smells and tastes like the below average flavored witbiers that they have in the summer at a local brewpubb around here. It really doesn't seem like blackberry, more something else and virtually wheatless.
Could have been good in the summertime where it could replace a berry margarita. This is giving me a headache just by smelling it. Surprise surprise, my wife is a huge fan. More power to her.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2009 01:40:10 | More by marcpal
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