Sea Rose Tart Cherry Wheat Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sea Rose Tart Cherry Wheat AleSea Rose Tart Cherry Wheat Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Sea Rose tart cherry wheat ale is a fresh take on fruit beers. Originally conceived during an employee-led R&D brew, it’s one of our most imaginative recipes yet. The American wheat style is light and clean, while fresh cherry juice adds a soft coral color and fruity nose that gives way to a dry, slightly tart finish. It’s approachable, yet unexpected—exactly what we love to brew.

Added by smutty33 on 02-15-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,487
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
191
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 191 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of mralan_scz
1.76/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

It's offensive
Sour and unpleasant
avoid avoid

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Photo of Smk54
1.83/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Weak. Flat. No taste. No mouth feel. Not really anything to like. This is the first beer from Ballast Point that has really disappointed.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.25/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.28/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

2.28/5: Absurdly bland and watery; all it's good for is patronizing women

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
2.41/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dacrza1
2.65/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

DATE: September 23, 2017.. OCCASION: big soccer Saturday finishes with scouts and PSU/Iowa... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephaner weizen glass... pours a bright golden bosy with reasonable effervescence... head is thick, two-fingered, and snow white... lacing arches up and over the cloud... cherry is relevant but not impactful... more immediate is creamy yeasts that alerts the nose to its wheat backbone... floral notes suggest hops are mingling in this... body is creamy, lively, and crisp... refreshing and light in its ABV... the cherry is subtle--and not a bad thing, given the softening of the wheat... flower and hop meld with the tartness to create a pleasant, softened profile... nothing I would run to, but a solid fruit beer that I would not refuse if given...

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Photo of backzclipped
2.68/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

S: subtle, yet tart cherry

T: tart cherry comes out in the middle and lingers through the end.

O: more like a light gose than a wheat ale

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Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dr. Strauss checking in, just after the consumption of the illustrious Sea Rose! It may not be the best beer I've had, but it certainty horned me up.

The beer was fine.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of travolta
2.76/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rjk00
2.79/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not at all what I was expecting. Poured flat smell was ok didn't really have a good cherry taste . Very disappointed because I love ballast point.

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Photo of RandyBoBandy
2.81/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
2.82/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dertyd
2.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bendukes86
2.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dbrown144
2.92/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Hits you immediately with a fruity, mostly pomegranate taste followed by the mild tartness as advertised on the label. It finishes with a nice wheat aftertaste. It leaves the tart pomegranate taste on the back of your tongue for a few minutes after.

Not a bad beer, but would not purchase again. Probably just purchase another Ballast Point beer instead.

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Photo of Urk1127
2.95/5  rDev -14%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.5

Super clean rose gold color. Slight pinkish head. Smell is slight sour nothing else. Taste is a bit tart up front then nothing. Feel is like water. Not very carbonated.

Ok beer. Not much to it

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Photo of MonkeyBread
2.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ilikebeer03
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours ruby red with light, white head. no retention.
nose is light wheat, maybe a touch of cherry - don't know that i could pick it out if i didn't know it was there.
taste pretty much follows. very light cherry, and barely perceptible tartness followed by a light wheat, cracker character - i was thinking this was a cherry berliner...maybe they aren't calling it that, but that's what it is. anyway.
thin and crisp
take it or leave it. not great, but it wouldn't be a the worst beer if you're outside on a hot day.

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Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of feuematt
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden colored beer with a rapidly fading head. Taste is faint tart cherry and some bready malts. Overall a pretty average beer that I pretty much could take or leave.

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Photo of teromous
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the bottom of the bottle, in yellow letter: "SR 6 17054 10:08"

Appearance: It has decent clarity with a short white head with moderate retention but for the most part it stays a white ring along the edge of the glass. The color of the body is a light pinkish orange color that is closer to orange.

Aroma: I get the standard wheat aroma with just a bit of a sour smell that is characteristic to wheat. I get a bit of what smells like strawberries.

Taste: Up front there is this sharp bit of tartness that hits the palate and it tastes a bit like raspberries. This carries to the finish where there is a light wheat aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It is very light and at times it feels a bit watered down. The carbonation feels right and it has a nice tartness to it.

Overall: It's just an average fruity wheat beer. The wheat flavor doesn't come through a lot and despite the label saying it is brewed with "Cherries & Pomegranate" the flavor and aroma could be mistaken for any number of tart fruits. Again it just feels like an average beer that doesn't particularly do anything well but isn't really bad either. Pick it up or don't. I probably wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Sea Rose Tart Cherry Wheat Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 191 ratings