Saturday, February 14, 2009
Sam Adams Finally Nails a Berry
I am a big fan of Sam Adams beer, but their track record with fruit beers, such as Cherry Wheat is atrocious.
So I approached the Blackberry Witbier with some trepidation.
Poured into a pint glass it has a cloudy peach colored hue with a thin head that builds up for a bit with the sparkling carbonation then dissipates. There is a distinct, pleasant, but not overpowering aroma of blackberry mixed in with bready grain. On the palate, the blackberry is more subtle and well balanced with the hints of orange and coriander and a slight hop crispness.
This would be a great summer session beer and very accessible introduction to those you love and want to convince that they should try to wean themselves from the weak offerings of our American beer cartel.