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

Samuel Adams Blackberry WitbierSamuel Adams Blackberry Witbier
1,637 Ratings
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Body is a nearly transparent golden yellow hue. Pours with an impressive 2-3 finger foamy white head that fades to 1 finger and leaves lacing all the way down the glass.

S-Blackberry, like a blackberry syrup. Lots of tart berry and sweet sugary aromatics. Actually I've had VERY good lambics and fruit ales with a similar nose.

T- Flavor upfront is mild at first. Then a soapy presence emerges with blackberry overtones. The finish is slightly soapy with both sweet and tart berry components coming through-quite strongly. It borders on cloying at first-but after the first few sips it begins to taste more like a wheat beer-with a nice bready backbone to it and a good mild fruity flavor.

M-Medium to high tingly carbonation and a light, drinkable, full bready but slightly soapy body.

D- This is a decent fruity wheat overall. Not as good as I remember the Boysenberry from yrs ago (which was at the beginning of my craft beer sampling-so I am sure my tastes have changed) but nonetheless this is still palatable. It could have more of a witbier presence and be a shade less soapy and more bready.

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

Poured a golden amber color.

Aroma was mostly berry, but I also detected some hints of orange, malt and yeast.

Taste, as was the smell, was dominated by the berries. That being said, I didn't find the berries to be overbearing. I tasted some tartness to the likes of lemon peel, and towards the end a nice hops bitterness came through making this a fairly balanced brew.

This was a decent brew and I think it compliment the rest the brews in the seasonal pack I had.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A = pours slightly hazy, pale yellow with lots of bubbles and 1" head

S = crisp, bitter berry, little bit of wheat

M = light but not too thin, highly carbonated

T = couldn't help but taste something soapy along with light fruit notes, got a pleasant bitter berry taste but not necessarily blackberry, maybe raspberry

D = a good summer beer, i would drink more than one if not for the soap but that could have been a glass thing

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