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

Samuel Adams Blackberry WitbierSamuel Adams Blackberry Witbier
BA SCORE
3.29/5
1,637 Ratings
Samuel Adams Blackberry WitbierSamuel Adams Blackberry Witbier
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,016
Reviews:
676
Ratings:
1,637
pDev:
18.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of MuddyMo
4.57/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a variation on the Witbier style. But I don't feel that departure from tradition is necessarily a vice.

I am not a big fruit beer fan, so I approached this beer with some trepidation considering the SA history with the monstrosity that is Cherry Wheat or the dull Juicy Juice character of the Cranberry Lambic.

Poured into a pint glass it has a cloudy peach colored hue with a thin head that builds up for a bit with the sparkling carbonation then dissipates.

There is a distinct, pleasant, but not overpowering aroma of blackberry mixed in with bready grain.

On the palate, the blackberry is more subtle and well balanced with the hints of orange and coriander and a slight hop crispness.

This would be a great summer session beer and very accessible for those just beginning to venture away from the weak offerings of the American beer cartel.

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Photo of chefhatt
4.54/5  rDev +38%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It poured a nice golden color with a nice one inch white head and it lay down to a nice thin lace around the edge. Very nice smell of fresh blackberry. A nice taste of blackberry, not overpowering and not fruity at all. I think it is a very well balanced beer and in my opion a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of Cadiazmk78
4.54/5  rDev +38%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mvmalesci
4.52/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From bottle to stein...

A: Nice and hazy. Translucent yellow not very typical for a wit beer

S: Wheat beers with a hint of berries and spice.

T: Very well balanced for a wheat/fruit beer. An excellent berry taste mixed with a wit beer

M: Medium carbonation with a refreshing and spicy and quite refreshing beer.

D: Different from typical wits, but I enjoy every six pack I can get my hands on. The berry taste is refreshing and not overwhelmingly sweet...Cheers

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Photo of jonny1138
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of twentyfour01
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of notjaredlouche
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of jamesrange62
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of GregF78
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of Band_of_Beers
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of DrTrygga
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of RheinSchaefer85
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of dakx13
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of EvanWilliams
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of hallospceboy
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of lauries444
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of Luigi
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a hazy odd enough golden color with yeast particles floating around. Two head finger with great lacing for a wit.

The smell is sweet blueberries yet blended with the lemon zest and wheat.

Taste like no other witbier I have tried, yet. But they have done a fine job of blending the sweet blackberry flavor with the spiciness of a good witbier. Yeast, malts, and some bitter hops in the finish.

Lighter, slightly carbonated mouthfeel. Very easy to drink.

I think this is an interesting twist at a witbier. I really enjoyed it because I had to step out of my box of for this beer. Blueberry is not often found this style. Yet the Boston brewing company has made this work.

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Photo of ALLMUCH
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of TheZakOne
4.49/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light straw color with a decent amount of head.

Upon pouring the smell of blackberry smacks you right in the face. Quite appealing in my opinion.

Tastes very sweet and berry like. Little bit of a malty undertone. Perfect.

Very nice feel in the mouth. Not to heavy or thin. Just right.

Very drinkable. I was tempted to run back to the store and pick up more but decided against it only due to work the next morning.

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Photo of HockeytownBrew
4.47/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A bit of a cloudy, straw color. Moderate sized head that fades after a bit.

S: Light malts and hops alongside of a fruitiness. Does not smell like cough syrup, the scent of blackberries are natural. Very good sign here.

T: A light malt crispness followed by the sweetness of blackberries, which are not overpowering at all. Very smooth. Leaves you wanting to take another drink.

M: Crisp mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation.

D: This is a good beer to enjoy, but easily more than one can be drank in a sitting.

Very refreshing brew from Samuel Adams, and their best beer made with fruit.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.44/5  rDev +35%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Hazy light brown. Sort of orange in color.
S - Blackberry's straight up with a wheat smell backbone.
T - Easily one of my favorite Samuel's. Blackberry and kind of dry like the Cherry so it goes down smooth and makes you want more.
M - Slight creamy but really smooth. Not as dry as a corona but nicely sweet.
D - I bought a case of this once and split it with a friend. I was able to drink my 12 in a few days while he never finished his since he didn't care for it. To each his own.

If I could find this in six pack form like the Cherry for the 9 dollar price tag I would be all about it but it's not really around this area anymore. Would totally drink it again if I saw it.

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Photo of thegodfather1076
4.42/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Classic Sam label. Very classy and simple.

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden color with a 1 finger white foam head that dissipates into a thin foam film then ring. A medium amount of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Nice lacing left behind.

Smell - Smells of blackberry and wheat with the blackberry very dominate. Has a sweet smell.

Taste - Tastes of blackberry that is not nearly as sweet as the smell would indicate. A nice wheat taste on the backend really help balance out the sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light bodied with a slighly creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability - Very drinkable and smooth with great flavor. Very refreshing.

One of my favorite fruit beers. I would highly recommend this beer. It is a solid way to get into the world of craft beers or different styles of beers for someone who is just getting thier feet wet.

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Photo of xenolithic
4.42/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(from notes)

Pours a dark amber with about a 1.5 finger white fluffy head into my pint glass.

The nose is heavy of blackberries just from popping the top of the bottle before pouring. It's very pleasant but quite strong. The smell is of fresh blackberries versus some manufactured syrupy concoction. There is a little metallic scent to the beer as well, but not predominant in any sense of the word. The taste gets more malty as the beer warms.

The taste is wheaty and malty, a little bitter. The berries themselves in the taste are quite a bit lighter, which is a more pleasant taste than the very strong scent would suggest. The beer is quite crisp and has a drying finish.

The berries definitely come through in the aftertaste, and as I mentioned before, the finish is crisp.

The drinkability on this one is high, similar to the cherry wheat, but without the medicinal taste. The taste is much sharper on this without being overwhelming.

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Photo of imanidiot777
4.41/5  rDev +34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very light amber color, small head and didn't last exceptionally long.

S: Can clearly smell the blackberry and I love it.

T: Can taste both hoppy-ness and blackberry in the aftertaste, blackberry is not overused either, very good.

M: Good carbonation, feels fine.

D: Above average.

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Photo of dhannes
4.38/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served chilled in a Samuel Adams' perfect pint.

A=Light golden color, appetizing.

S=fruity smell, but not too strong.

T=I enjoyed this...not too strong, nor too light...a bit of an artificial tast, however.

M=Very nice for the style.

D=Can drink 1-2 of these in a row...may get sick of them after that.

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Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 1,637 ratings
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