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
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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:
#42,658
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
178
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of jagada
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bumchilly25
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle.
Pours with a clear, pinkish copper body that has a high amount of visible carbonation. The modest size white head has decent retention.
Aroma: fresh baked wheat bread with fainter fresh and baked cherries.
Flavor: follows the aroma but with relatively weaker malts versus fruit notes; moderately tart, at most. Clean.
Feel: medium-light body; medium-high carbonation; quite dry.

Overall: an excellent, dry session ale, although I'd prefer a bit stronger flavor.

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Photo of theschmooz
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mamaraza
3.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear slightly pink gold color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits o lacing.

Smells of a bit of tart fruit.

Tastes of the tart fruit and some wheat. A bit of pomegranate and cherries lead the way. This gives way to some pale malt with a bit of sweetness and bread. Wheat adds next with some sharpness. Finishes fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is light with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid wheat. Easy drinking but could use a bit more fruit.

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Photo of AuntBea
3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dertyd
2.84/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rjk00
2.79/5  rDev -18.4%
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 The_Beer_Guru
3.09/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Wow this beer was a little disappointing. This tart cherry wheat beer didn't live up to expectation. It wasn't a bad tasting beer but it didn't match the description. I smelled no cherries and then I tasted it and still no cherry flavor, just a tart flavor. It was a tart very easy drinking beer however, it lacked a cherry or even a fruity flavor.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Urk1127
2.95/5  rDev -13.7%
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 acurtis
3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HardyA
3.61/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mcrawford
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Honeybourne
3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CNoj012
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a crystal clear pinkish golden color (weird, I know) with a very fizzy, one finger, bright white head. Retention is minimal and there are a few spots of lacing here and there.

Smell is very muted. Wheat, cherries, strawberries and a slight malt sweetness are all apparent.

Taste is similar with a mildly tart finish. The flavors are very mild, but the taste is definitely better than the smell.

Feel is light and crisp with very lots of carbonation.

Overall this beer is ok. Not as fruity as I'd like. Not as juicy as I'd like. Not as tart as I'd like. Very drinkable though. I could throw back a bunch of these on a hot summer day, but I'm not sure that I'd want to. As far as nationally distro'd tart beers, I'd take Otra Vez over this one every single time.

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Sea Rose Tart Cherry Wheat Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 178 ratings