Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier

Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier

Today was a 90+ degree day. Tomorrow will be more of the same. Lots of people are complaining. Lots of people have the AC on. You know what I say? BRING IT ON! I love it. The hotter the better. I say this because my hatred of winter is growing rapidly, to the point where every time I’m out in this awesome weather I think (at least once) about how much better this is than snow, sleet, freezing rain, and my bald little head being cold all the time. As soon as they invent the teleporter I’m going to be spending winter evenings and weekends somewhere warm.

So with all this awesome weather going on, I should be drinking something fitting. I think a Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier is a perfect selection. Let’s see if my tastebuds agree…

The Long Trail Blackberry Wheat I had a few weeks back just wasn’t good. Although I still need to re-try that beer, I have to use it as a reference point for this review.

The Sammy Blackberry is significantly better. The blackberry flavor tastes more authentic AND is less powerful. The Long Trail had a strong aroma that felt artificial. The Sam has a little bit of the same smell, but not enough to ruin the flavor for me.

All comparisons aside, I can’t give this beer high marks. It’s just OK. I could probably drink a few of these IF (and only if) I drank another beer in-between blackberry brews.

If you’re feeling fruity and are down with blackberries, this brew is for you.


Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

2 thoughts on “Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier”

  1. Dude, it sounds like you REALLY need to move to Southern California. Or just like the southwestern US in general. Heck, even Florida. But it’s always warm here, it’s great. And the summers are generally not TOO hot, to boot.

    Completely agree with you about this Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier. It’s OK. Nothing more. Not offensive like their cherry wheat (I abhor that beer), but I would not drink this beer either if I had other options. I’d prefer a basic Boston Lager to this, for example.

    1. Royce:

      Yeah, everyone tells me the same thing…I hear San Diego a lot.

      Funny you mention the Cherry Wheat. I believe I have that queued up for this evening’s review!


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