Blackberry Sour
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

Blackberry SourBlackberry Sour
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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
Wild Ale
4.31 | pDev: 6.73%
Dec 25, 2019
Mar 23, 2015
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Rated: 4.35 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Dec 25, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by VaTechPhilly from New York

Jun 19, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by oline73 from Maryland

May 24, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts

May 18, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by ConnorSimpson41 from Pennsylvania

May 02, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
i had way higher hopes for this, especially at 46 dollars a bottle, its borderline offensive at that price. hopefully a state of PA thing and not a price set by the brewery, thats absurd. its murky and thick, deep amber in color, looking somewhat unrefined under its puffy tan head. aroma of tangy red wine, no appreciable blackberry, lots of vinegar and a generic red fruity sweetness, lots of oak though, vanilla with it, and crystal malt depth, a little booze backs it all up. its really sour beer, i pucker up just smelling it, and its quite acetic on the first pull. i do get the blackberry, and its sweet and juicy with a little tang of its own, but its totally overpowered by the sourness here, very flanders red type with the lemon and the vinegar aspects, but its not all that great to me, seems somewhat sloppy on the wild side. lots of oak and red wine to this, highly tannic and sharp, but also really rich and flavorful, no shortage of flavor to this one! i can see the appeal for the real sour heads, but there is a real lack of funk here, the wood profile is the best feature for me, the fruit is almost irrelevant, not because it isnt there, but because the beer wouldnt seem to be a whole lot different without it. cool use of the barrels i guess, but at this price, its absolutely not one to spend your coin on. lackluster first impression of this operation...
Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jun 19, 2016
Rated: 4 by mklisz from New Hampshire

May 31, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by emottram from Massachusetts

May 28, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by ArtZan from New Jersey

Feb 01, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Jan 23, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Dec 19, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by BarrelAgedG from California

Nov 19, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by w5baron from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by kidzord from Illinois

Nov 08, 2015
Rated: 4.46 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Oct 29, 2015
Rated: 4.32 by ryanflc from New Jersey

Oct 11, 2015
Rated: 4 by Dave_Treat from Virginia

Oct 09, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by linnymtu from Michigan

Sep 26, 2015
Blackberry Sour from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 82 ratings