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Sour Wench Blackberry Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sour Wench Blackberry Ale
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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 08-05-2007)
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cdog707yo

California

4/5  rDev +14%

07-14-2014 22:28:35 | More by cdog707yo
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LakerLeith

California

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

06-29-2014 15:26:50 | More by LakerLeith
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dnwold

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Belmont Station in Portland, OR. Had a craving for something crisp and tart, so I thought I would give this one a try. Refreshing beer that cured my craving for a crisp refreshing Berliner Weiss. Blackberries gave a nice color, but not overpowering.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2014 04:23:39 | More by dnwold
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yeaprolly

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-14-2014 17:04:48 | More by yeaprolly
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Nevada

4/5  rDev +14%

06-14-2014 15:35:31 | More by MonkeyBread
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California

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-09-2014 16:03:03 | More by T_Hass
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

06-07-2014 00:27:11 | More by salthemonster
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Skunkdrool

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-03-2014 22:41:30 | More by Skunkdrool
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-03-2014 07:46:35 | More by SocalKicks
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev +14%

06-03-2014 04:39:09 | More by aquazr1
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ricecracker420

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-23-2014 19:51:58 | More by ricecracker420
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510a

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-18-2014 15:55:12 | More by 510a
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Lucnifter

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-17-2014 03:37:35 | More by Lucnifter
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-10-2014 04:29:33 | More by HuskyinPDX
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rawfish

California

3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A deep cardinal red with diving a few notches towards violet, very clear, foamy, finger high head, white but stained pink by the body of the beer. Relatively poor retention and no lacing on the glass.

At the time of drinking I was not aware that blackberries were the fruit in this beer. Slightly grainy eluding to the malt in this beer but largely fruity with cherries, red berries and shades of vinous acidity.

Momentarily grainy and slightly musty. Berries and bing cherry ring the palate up, thin flavor, slightly sweet before a pleasant sour flash releases with a clean finish. Alcohol is low and the tart flash leaves some dull lemony acidity on the tongue.

Watery body with tight prickly carbonation. Alcohol is blended with the sour flash which is refreshing but either long lasting or powerful.

A simple, one dimensional sour beer. It was great in the 90 degree weather. Refreshing and while watery and a bit grainy, fully features the blackberries. Not unlike a timid Berliner Weisse with light blackberry syrup.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2014 07:16:30 | More by rawfish
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-20-2014 04:54:27 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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akang

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-18-2014 04:36:26 | More by akang
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Hotrod88

California

4/5  rDev +14%

04-08-2014 19:04:17 | More by Hotrod88
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Wolberjs

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-09-2014 21:03:29 | More by Wolberjs
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled and reviewed from notes taken during SDBW last week.

A- Semi murky pink body with a small creamy off white head. Decent head retention and the foam falls to a nice ring. Moderate spotty lace leaves the glass speckled with patches.

S- Something funky almost like hay and barnyard but not quite the same. Juicy berries fill out the rest of the nose with a fresh character.

T- Changes quite a bit here, somehow tastes like a black raspberry milkshake with great juicy berry hints and a nice tartness. Some lactic lemony tarts and fruity/berries all the way.

MF- Foamy and creamy texture to a light dried out body. Tartness at a low to medium level but does enough to add a huge compliment to the flavor.

Juicy and tart berry blast, somehow like a milkshake to me.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2013 22:50:12 | More by cbutova
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Zorora

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-23-2013 21:41:12 | More by Zorora
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev +14%

05-15-2013 06:00:19 | More by Zbeetleman
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-10-2013 19:24:20 | More by spycow
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Sour Wench Blackberry Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.