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Feb 23, 2009 05:46 PM

Sam Adams Blackberry Wit

Another lame specialty release from Sam Adams. Smell is promising, but flavor tastes artificial, even if it's not, with an odd after-taste. Anyone else tried this one? Did I just get a bad bottle?

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  1. If you search out some reviews, you are not alone with that comment. Most people feel that Sam's misses the mark with their fruit flavored beers.

    1. For the record, I tried and voted on the beer selection this year for Sam Adams. I chose the coffee stout over this one, but neither was very good. But hey, those new imperial series beers coming out seem like they are worth looking forward to.

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      1. re: mortarNpestle

        I actually selected the Blackberry over the coffee stout, however I agree that neither one of them was very good. I think the day I had the samples was very hot, and the mediocre shot of blackberry beer was a bit more refreshing than the coffee.

      2. I just had one on Saturday night and enjoyed it. I was disappointed in the Honey Porter though.

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        1. re: Traumhersteller

          I bought a sixer the other day of the Blackberry, I thought it was pretty good. But I prefer Longtrail's Blackberry Wheat much more.

          1. re: MattInNJ

            I'll have to look for that Longtrail's Blackberry Wheat. In addition to the Blackberrry one that I bought, I also got a beer called Hemp Ale. It's not bad, though I think it tastes better if you're eating something while drinking it.

        2. The problems you mention with that beer sound similar to the ones that plague the wretched SA Cherry Wheat. It tasted as if the "cherry" flavor derived from bad cough drops! It could well be that the BBC is employing a similar strategy for the BW.