Sour Wench Blackberry Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
3.48/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
06-17-2014 04:23:39 | More by dnwold
3.63/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
05-03-2014 07:16:30 | More by rawfish
3.98/5 rDev +13.1%
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.
11-15-2013 22:50:12 | More by cbutova
Sour Wench Blackberry Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.