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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2009

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#43,713
Reviews:
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Ratings:
1,637
pDev:
18.84%
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Photo of braskey
3.99/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thinking this was a true witbier and getting the true "witbier" treatment, this was poured into a clear mug.
The appearance was a glossy burnt yellow color with a fizzy white foamy head that cut off very quickly. No lace.
The aroma had a huge sweet and tart blackberry character up front running into some grassiness and a slight bready maltiness.
The flavor moderately presented the sweetness and the tartness but not necessarily coming together as they seemed to have separate elements through my entire experience. Aftertaste was somewhat sweet with a slight tartness about it.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Finish was all about the blackberries.
Overall, so with this one, though it does seem like they used "real blackberries" my issue with this one is that the witbier yeast strain seems non-existent as I would have liked some of the Belgian qualities to come out. I'll chalk this one up to a Sam Adams experiment that seemed decent for what it is.

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Photo of ZombPumpkin
3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briandschorr
3.81/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

So this is not Witbier worthy of praise but it works as a good pairing with some desserts. The color is nice, gold with a bit of a haze. The nose has a subtle Blackberry but not much else. The head is rather weak. Overall not terrible but not great. Kinda of a let down from some of the other great hits from Sam Adams. For me, get a couple of bottles and pair this with your favorite dessert. That's about it.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.37/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Blackberry is noticeable, but not overbearing. Nice wheat flavor and aroma. Head is weak. Nice hazy golden color. Not the best fruit beer out there, but it’s not too bad.

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3.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.91/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Anytime I see a Sam Adams beer with a fruit reference I kind a cringe inside. So many bad examples out there. This one took on a normal-esque beer appearance. Light amber in color, thin 1/5" head on it, off white. A little bit of wheat haze, not much. Aroma was decently juicy in the berry department. Wheat behind that.

Taste had more fruit than wheat, more sweet than wheat. More beat than wheat. . .

Its not terrible, but its not good either. They did a decent job with the berries but kinda lost it after that.

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3.77/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.44/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.03/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

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4.3/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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