Beer Review: Otter Creek Winter Ale Raspberry Brown

Beer: Otter Creek Winter Ale Raspberry Brown
Brewer: Otter Creek Brewing
Source:  12 oz. bottle
Rating: ** (6.2 of 10)
Comments:  Another fruit beer, but not too fruity.  I think winter time is when beer drinkers like myself seek the summery taste of fresh berries.  At any ate, the raspberry flavor is pretty faint, but the brown ale taste is satisfactory.  It was kind of chocolately and nutty (good flavors to go with raspberry), I just think it should be a bit more substantial overall.

Beer Review: Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier

Beer: Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier
Brewer:  Boston Beer Company
Source:  12 oz. bottle
Rating: ** (6.3 of 10)
Comments: Continuing my fruity beer kick, I sampled the “local brewery’s” latest from the Brewmaster’s Colletion.  The blackberries (which the label informs us are from Oregon) are sweet but subtle.  A strong and alluring spiciness is the dominant flavor.  This is a crisp, smooth beer, that’s definitely worth trying when you want something a little different