Virginia Blackberry | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Virginia BlackberryVirginia Blackberry
222 Ratings
Virginia BlackberryVirginia Blackberry

Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Belgian wheat beer brewed with a touch of rye and a massive addition (over 1,000 lbs. per 40-barrel batch) of plump, ripe blackberries grown by Agriberry in Hanover County, Hardywood Virginia Blackberry offers an assertive fruit character while remaining extremely refreshing. Ruby hued with the bright aroma of fresh bramble berries, this beer’s pleasantly gentle body leads to a rather dry, rounded fruit finish, making it irresistible on a hot summer day.

12 IBU

Added by TechTriumph on 09-10-2012

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2/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

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2.3/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: The body is a hazy medium shade of pink with some hues of orange and purple. It is a very interesting looking color. The head is large and frothy with a white color. It fades down to a small white cap but it remains a head.

Aroma: There is an aroma that I can not readily identify. I am picking up a "berry aroma" but it isn't one that I could identify as blackberry or anything else. After having many other fruit beers I've noticed that many of them have this similar berry aromatic quality that isn't unique to a specific fruit. The only down-side is there is a light bandaid aroma which is off-putting.

Taste: There isn't much flavor here. I am getting some of that bandaid quality. There is a bitterness to the beer. I'm pretty bummed out that this doesn't have any real flavor.

Mouthfeel: It's a bit watery with a light bitter touch at the end and a very very faint sour tinge at the edges of the tongue. It just feels shallow and empty.

Overall: I don't recommend this beer. On the label it says "Belgian-style white ale with fresh Virginia blackberries" but it has none of the delicious wheat or yeast character that I love in a good Belgian Wit. I didn't get any berry flavor. It is just a disappointment.

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2.36/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Disappointing, considering the commercial description of "1000 lbs of plump, ripe blackberries". On draft at Capone's, it looks like a standard witbier without any evidence of blackberries in the color and only a hint of berries in the aroma or taste. Frankly, a Blue
moon has substantially more character.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.02/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.04/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Virginia Blackberry from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 222 ratings
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