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

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Samuel Adams Blackberry WitbierSamuel Adams Blackberry Witbier

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

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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3.57/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I went to a local party store initially to pick up another 6-pack of Samuel Adams Summer Ale, but I walked out with Blackberry Witbier.

First thing I noticed when I got home was that this beer is unfiltered. Being fairly new to beer, I initially thought it was contaminated (derp). I cracked a bottle open, took a smell, and then a quick swig. It has a pleasant blackberry aroma -- as you'd expect -- as well as a slight taste of them as well. I've seen some of the reviewers comment that it's overpowering and that the beer is much too sweet, but I don't get that at all. As a matter of fact, less than half a bottle in my belly, and I couldn't really even taste the blackberry anymore.

The mouth feel of this beer is incredible due to it being unfiltered. If you take a sip and leave it on your tongue at all, it starts to foam up.

While Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier smells great and has a really nice mouth feel, it's really just an average beer ... especially after a few sips when the blackberry seems to disappear. Personally, I could never drink more than one bottle in a session ... Good, but not spectacular.

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2.86/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a hazy golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma has a little bit of wheat, but what is really standing out is a very sweet blackberry component. The flavor is also full of extremely sweet, and somewhat cloying, blackberry fruit notes. There is some wheat, and maybe a hint of coriander, but the fruit is front and center. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours hazy golden with a two-finger length white head. Tiny bubbles can be seen streaming from the bottom of the glass. Lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. Sweet blackberries dominate the smell. I can also pick up some of the faint malt aroma as well. Blackberry hits the mouth at the beginning with the clean wheat malt taste coming through at the back. There is little hop flavor. There is some coriander as well. The flavors complement each other well. The body is light to medium with adequate carbonation. It is smooth and refreshing. The drinkability is high. Overall, this is a very good beer. If you're looking to experiment with fruit beer, picking this up as a single isn't a bad idea.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a pale gold. Small white head. Nose is fruity with blackberry jam, faint grassy notes. Mouth is crisp with plenty of carbonation, but not too harsh. Lots of blackberry in the flavor, but not too sweet. Faint spice profile adds a slight spiciness that balances out the fruity sweetness well. Not bad. Refreshing beer.

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