Okay, let's make this clear. I like lots of different beer. I like Budweiser, Guinness Stout, Schlafly Hefeweizen, and a host of others. But not fruit beer. Not generally.
I think it's because I don't like mixing things that much. I like coffee and I like ice cream. But not coffee ice cream. The same goes with fruit beer. I like fruit. I like beer. But not fruit beer. Until now.
I would encourage all of you beer lovers to try the Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier. I know it's towards the tail end of the white beer season, but look for a few leftover six-packs at the store. This beer has a light fruit flavor and is not too sweet. It also has the traditional flavorings from a witbier. Think of it as a Blue Moon with blackberries instead of oranges. Except better. The body is a bit heaver than Blue Moon and the flavors are more subtle but somehow stronger.
For a dinner, I would pair this with ... barbecue. Actually, it would probably go best with a grilled chicken or fish.
Anyway, have a taste.