Cherry Sour | Black Market Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Cherry SourCherry Sour
BA SCORE
3.54/5
Good
76 Ratings
Cherry SourCherry Sour
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co.
California, United States
blackmarketbrew.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 05-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,828
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
76
pDev:
17.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by FrogOut69:
Photo of FrogOut69
2.87/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of aquazr1
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rose color with little head. Smell is sweet and somewhat reminds me of a hard candy. Taste is much the same, too sweet and not much of anything else.

 157 characters

Photo of Schlafly33
4.22/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can (the last one, thankfully), day 17 of the Craft Beer Advent Calendar - nice, I suppose, to have a lower ABV offering such as this to break things up.

This beer pours a cloudy, medium salmon-amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy pink-tinged head, which leaves a bit of stringy island chain lace around the glass as things quickly dissolve.

It smells of semi-sweet and yet sour cherry juice, a very moldy and cheesy funkiness, grainy wheat malt, a further weird lactic tartness, and some mild floral and weedy bitterness. The taste is sort of sour cherry, raspberry, and plum, sweet grainy wheat and pale malt, a musty white cheesiness, a still strange salted buttery lactic thing, and more plain floral, I'm gonna say hop-borne, bitters.

The carbonation is decently fizzy and frothy in its supportive and tingly measures, the body on the light side of yer typical middleweight, and mostly smooth, I suppose, the funk not coming out to frolic here. It finishes off-dry, the base malt and guest milky notes seeing the cherry tartness, and raising.

Yeah, that lactobacillus really does a number here, in softening out the fruity sourness, and subsequently deploying some of its own version. From my first whiff, I had to fight to get a direct line on the cherry essence, through the fog of lactic character - milk, acid, and cream alike. Interesting, but not something to which I'd care to return.

 1,449 characters

Photo of seanthornton152
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fatehunter
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger and half on a hazy red body.
The aroma is a nice mixture of cherries and wheat.
The taste is mildly sour, nice cherry tart and a long dry finish.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Really enjoyable.

 210 characters

Photo of tomb_ride
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyrushire
3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass

A: Pink, reddish color with a red tinged head that disappeared fast, not a whole lot of carbonation, no lacing, very thin looking.

A: Sour, tart, cherries, pungent, no alcohol.

T: Slight sour tartness, picking up some cherries, yeast aftertaste, finishes tart, semi-dry.

M: Very light, thin, not much carbonation.

O: I'd called this a session sour, very easy drinking with light flavors, more on the tart side than the sour side, love the aroma.

 490 characters

Photo of TruePerception
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black Market's Tradecraft Cherry Sour. 3.8% ABV.

A: Very clear plum, with about two fingers of slightly rose-tinted cream colored head.

S: Creamy malt foundation, with a hibiscus. Cherry in the background, and very light.

T/MF: More of the hibiscus with a light tart cherry, over top of salty, almost sweat-like, acidity. More of a Berlinerweisse or Gose. Fairly mild. More of a light salad pairing. Not really something I'd drink by itself. Seems like it would be a good gateway into sours for your standard light AAL drinker.

Poured from a 12 oz. can, into a Belgian tulip glass.

 585 characters

Photo of Sazz9
3.22/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SierraJosh
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tart cherry pie in a can. Nice summer sour.

43 characters

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of L0GlC
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A hazy peach coulour with a nice medium head. Dissipates into a thing foam on top. Definitely smells like sour cherries but very sweet also, like candy; almost reminds me of cherry blasters. Incredibly sour at first, then slightly bitter. The cherry flavour starts to come through somewhere after the bitterness then finishes with a dry maltyness. Mouth feel is very coarse and carbonated, soda-like. Overall a very interesting brew, like cherry soda.

 451 characters

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patrickd
4.22/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nugganooch
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12oz can to an oversized wine glass
First noted on 09/05/15 - Have had a few of these

Nice crisp with some refreshing tart cherry flavor
Pours an almost fuchsia color. Has a lovely rosy glow to it with some obscuring haze across the body. Nice lather of frothy bone white with pinkish hues comes to rests for a few moments. Some minimal slippery stick washes down the glass.
Tart cherry is dominant but not overly so. Sweet doughy malts and a touch of grainy wheat. Mild acidic vinegar quality. A whisper of sea salt.
Cherry juice up front with sweetened pie crust underneath. Some moments of citrus and wheat. Lightly tart and crisp with a subtle briny finish. Moderate spritz on the palate. Low perceived bitterness. Finish is dry and salty with a light watery feel. A nice easy drinker - soft like a gose or light berliner.
Doesn't melt your face. Accessible and approachable.

 906 characters

Photo of T_Hass
4.11/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.48/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to leftpaw for bringing this stuff out to somewhere, I think we were disc golfing.

Pours that color that you get when you mix yellow and pink. Small thin head, 1/6". Aroma of kind gag inducing cherry vomit and sourness. Can tell this isn't going my way already.

Taste, ugh, holy moly this is rough stuff. Lots of vinegar/acetic acid feels already. No brett. The cherry is distracting at best. The 'sour' flavors are not appealing.

Extremely disappointing.

 478 characters

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours looking like an ice cream float featuring strawberry soda; a blushing pink red body, and a bubble gum pink head. 2 fingers, stays strong and doesn't waver.

Almost no smell, save for a touch of fruity esters, brett yeast, and strawberry bubble tape.

Quite a bit of vinegar up front, followed by a touch of cherry juice, then yeast, and finally more fruity vinegar on the finish.

Feel is creamy, prickly carbonation, dry finish.

Overall I could have done with less vinegar and more fruit and yeast, but it's okay. A welcoming beer that's easily drinkable but really struggles in the flavor department.

 613 characters

Photo of Dka67
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SDBeerGere
2.99/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Cherry Sour from Black Market Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 76 ratings