Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier

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  • 05.50% 
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The blackberries we use in Samuel Adams® Blackberry Witbier are perfect for this brew. They deliver a subtle sweetness that balances the traditional citrus flavors from the witbier. The blackberries used in Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier are sourced from family farms, located at the foot of the Oregon Trail and Cascade Mountains in Western Oregon, where they have been growing some of the best blackberries in the world for centuries. By bringing the blackberries, orange and coriander together with an appealing malt character and a spiciness from the hops, we’ve brewed a flavorful beer with a smooth finish that’s both sweet and tart. Samuel Adams® Blackberry Witbier is brewed with two-row Harrington and Metcalfe malted barley and generous portions of malted wheat. The malted barley and malted wheat provide the beer with its light body while the coriander and orange give the beer its citrus like aromas. We’ve also added some Oregon Marion blackberries, to give the brew a perfect balance between its subtly sweet and tart flavors.

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Reviews: 4

  • Mar 16, 2011
    kaj-ii (782)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    2.6
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    [Best served in a Flute glass]

    Poured yellow-orange in color with a large fizzy white head that had virtually no lacing.The aroma was that of light bready malts moderately sweet with a heavy blackberry odor. It tasted of sweet malts with a strong blackberry finish that only lasted a short time. Mouthfeel was light with a watery texture. Overall not a bad beer but not a great one either.

  • Oct 21, 2010
    bhuffmanjr (30)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Pabst Blue Ribbon Lovers
    3.8
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    "poured a med gold color with nice head that quickly became a small head that lasted. Aroma hint of blackberries with some hops. Taste was good not overpowering. With just a little aftertaste from the hops. This is a very good beer that I could drin
  • Sep 21, 2009
    thebadfrogger (95)Rank: Beer AficionadoGroup: Fall beer lovers
    3.5
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    Was almost knocked over by the blackberry aroma when the bottle was opened. The blackberries blended well with the citrus, a little on the lighter side and refreshing.
  • Jul 27, 2009
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
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    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

    Appearance: The body has a nice slightly hazy appearance with some visible streams of carbonation and golden color. On top there is a thick and fluffy bright white head. It hangs out for a bit but soon starts to fade fast down to a small ring of lace. There is some slick lacing on the glass.

    Smell: There is a nice berry aroma as soon as you open the bottle. Light bready wheat notes are mixed in as well.

    Taste/Mouth Feel: The flavor has a light wheat base with light floral notes and mixed berry notes that have light sweetness. This gives way to some tart berry notes and a very slight acidity that dries out into the finish which is quick and clean. The body is light to medium with lively carbonation and texture.

    Notes: Overall it's a nice light summery beer.