Henry Weinhard's Blackberry Wheat | Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.

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Henry Weinhard's Blackberry WheatHenry Weinhard's Blackberry Wheat
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Henry Weinhard's Blackberry WheatHenry Weinhard's Blackberry Wheat

Brewed by:
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Reidrover on 03-28-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Presto82:
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another Weinhard's review got obliterated. 2nd attempt. Wow, can't believe this has been gone so long. Review from notes, end of summer of 2001. Just got done shooting this last bottle up at beer death mountain (world's largest plinking bottle collection).

A weird appearance unlike most HW beers, its a mahogany type of brown and red mixture, but still has a soft white small bubbled head. Mild blackberry aroma, doesn't smell sweetened, bonus. With the plethora of blackberries in July/August in Oregon, this beer makes and smells like sense.

Really light malt body allows for the berry flavor to come out more, although there is a sweetness that is starting to make me think this may have had some artificial sweetener (or straight sugar) along the way moreso than in the aroma. Flavor profile covers up the HW yeast more than other varieties.

I think they should bring it back.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Reidrover
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought in the 12 oz unusually shaped bottle//"Founded 1856"
This beer actual pours very well..a great billowy white head that sinks down to a nice lace ..beer is a light brown colour..with nice carbonation "strings"
Can smell the blackberry essense very well..but its nice not overpowering..nice in fact.
Taste well what can i say this is quite a well balanced fruit flavoured ale..nice taste but i can still make out the malts..slightly bitter at the end..good
Its pretty average on the tongue..nothing bad though
I found this beer very drinkable when cold like now..its horrid warmed so this is one beer to drink well chilled..but all in all its a refreshing beverage.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.19/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Light brown and dark copper/red pour, thin off white head vanishes. Mild, clean blackberries on the nose, impressive, I dunno why I thought this would be a weak area for the beer.

This could be the regular wheat beer with blackberries. Or another base made just for it. But I can't tell either way. The beer is a decent run at an Oregon staple come August. I've had worse.

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Photo of abcramer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of beertaster13
4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank out of the 12 oz dark brown bottle. This beer pours a lightly brown colored with a 2 inch thick head that held up through the drinking. The smell is of blackberries and the taste is of blackberries with a slight touch of the malts. It is a very drinkable beer and the best Henry Weinhards has to offer. One of my favorite beers if I can find them, hard to come by. If i see them i definetely pick them up.

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Photo of tavernjef
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a brown lightly hinted with red tones and has a white head about two fingers high that retained well with some huge divets and nice level web-like lacing. Smells of blackberries, I guess, I don't smell those every day, so I'll just say blackberries. It has a sweet malt backing as well thats faintly behind the blackberry. Taste is well...blackberry, nothing overwhelming though, its blended in nicely with a reasonably sweet malt thats all very smooth and quite good. This is how a flavored fruit beer should taste. The balance between the malt and blackberry is dead on. Feel is medium bodied with a nice fruit tang and bitterness thats very easy to handle. Out of the Weinhard's family of beers, this is the one I don't see all that much but always grab when I do, over any of the others.

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Photo of MobBarley
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured in a pint glass; higher than average carbonation with a head that came out of the gate roaring only to dissipate rather quickly.

The smell, while not necessarily like blackberries per se, does carry an underlying, enticing fruitiness. Notes of Peach, Apricot and generic "berry" make appearances alongside a wholesome graininess which dominates throughout.

The taste is likewise generically fruity, yet not unsatisfying. Citrusy and substantial; crackery. The mouthfeel on this one is a little too carbonated for my taste, though this seems to enhance the refreshing qualities of the brew on hot days.

Drinkability is, in my humble estimation, this beer's strength. Served cold in a proper glass after a hard day in the trenches, this beer shan't disappoint.

Likewise, this is a strong session beer, as the ABV is strictly average and the price per sixer below average. Normally, I'm not a fan of Blitz-Weinhard, but they have very good budget brew here.

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Henry Weinhard's Blackberry Wheat from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 9 ratings