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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

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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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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Photo of Holderness
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a rather unusual offering from Ballast Point, given their propensity towards hoppy, high-flavor brews. At only 4% ABV, this one is much lighter. It has a nice pink hue and a small white head that quickly dissipates, leaving no lacing whatsoever. Faint aromas of wheat, malts, cherries, raspberries, and flowers. The taste is very mild, and focuses primarily on the tartness produced by the cherries and pomegranates that are added, which provides a gose-like sourness. No clear hop or malt flavors here -- it actually doesn't taste much different from a well made American Adjunct Lager, plus fruit. Refreshing and clean mouthfeel. This is a good beer to drink several of on a hot day in the summer, but is definitely less than expected from Ballast Point.


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

Bright, tangy, fruity and radiant, the appeal of cherry wheat ale honestly doesn't pique the interest, but one taste changes all that as Ballast Point wields their brewing prowess and creates a beer that's perfect for ringing in the spring season.

Bright ruby and dark pink, the brilliantly clear beer takes on striking appearances of sparkling rose wine. A creamy pillow of foam crowns the glass while aromas of tart berries, cherries, currants and cider mingle in the nose. Soft pastry sweetness is light and feathery on the early palate as the wheat adds a creamy sourdough favor to support the billowing fruit.

The sweetness fades nicely and the fruit flavors develop from a juicy and plump upstart into a clean, tart and cidery sourness. Pomegranate, cherry, redcurrant, strawberry and raspberry could all be represented as the taste is simple, dedicated to the fruit and shy of depth or complexity.

Medium light on the palate, the sourness, modest alcohol and drying malts allows for a crisp and clean after palate with the piquant tang of berries resting on a short and sour finish. Echoes of wheat roll softly into aftertaste with those notions of sourdough baking away.

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3.87/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sea Rose Tart Cherry Wheat Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 158 ratings
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