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

Photo of metter98
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear reddish yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of cherries, pomegranate and wheat are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but the wheat seems to stand out a bit more in front of the cherries and pomegranate, neither of which contributes any hints of sweetness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and the fruity flavors prevent it from being bland. This could make for a good lawnmower beer.

Serving type: bottle

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

Photo of russpowell
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent bronze with 1 finger of cream colored head. Dissapointing head retention

S: Tart wheat & cherry

T: Follows the nose, a little dryness up front. More of the same as this warms, some tartness too, cherry fades a bit. Finishes tart with a little cherry & a little dry

MF: Light body, moderate carbonation

Drinks easy, but nothing special. Glad I just bought a single...

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.02/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L - Golden with red tint, 1/2 a finger of head, bubbles, and looks filtered

S - Light aroma, pale flower aromas. Odd for a beer.

T - Lightly malted, clean, and lightly tarted. But not much going on here

F - Light body and carbonation

O - I will pass - and enjoy the other amazing BP brews

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Photo of Branlott42
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Czequershuus
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a pale pink-orange with a small, quickly dissipating head. The aroma has a snappy cracker start, with sour lemon, graham cracker, apple skin, and dust. The flavor is very mild, with crackery malts first, then browned lemon, diluted vinegar, and a very mild cherry taste at the end and a moderate amount of sourness. The mouthfeel is extremely light, with a taut, acetic sourness at the end. Overall this was not a great beer. The flavor is mild but not really refreshing, and the mouthfeel is really week.

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Photo of MGoeltz
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Ballast Point Brewing Co. "Sea Rose Tart Cherry Wheat Ale"
12 fl. oz brown glass bottle, production coded but without freshness dating (Feb 14 2017, and sampled on Mar 27 2017)
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Well I'm not a fan of pink beers, but this looks pretty good. It's a clear, kind of "blush wine" pink beneath a short head of pink foam. As I'd expected given the term "tart" on the label, the head dropped quite quickly. Only tiny spots of lacing are left behind, but that's fairly common for a sour beer. I wonder how "tart" or sour it is? I don't pick up what I usually consider as "tart" or "sour" in the nose, nor is it really fruity. It smells like light malt with just an edge of fruitiness. OK let's see... fairly tart, slightly fruity, and then a touch sweetish with malt in the finish. Let me try another sip... yes, the same. The fruit is cherry-like, and delicate, and there's a bit of a perfumey character to it as well. I don't get the pomegranite, nor the wheat, really. There's a touch of wheat in the finish but it doesn't stand out like it does in a Bavarian hefeweizen. Overall it's a very delicate beer though, so that makes sense. 4% alcohol, light bodied, moderately carbonated, and delicately fruity - it's almost like a blush wine spritzer, and I could see it fitting right in with any occasion where that would be appropriate. I'd originally thought that it might be good for a day out at sea fishing, probably inspired by the label, but that wouldn't work, it's just too light flavored. It'd be refreshing, but it still has that alcohol to it, and for that 4% I'd rather have a fuller flavored beer. I hate to say it because it sounds sexist, and I guess it is, but it really seems like much more of a woman's beer.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A disappointment. I'm glad I just bought a single to try. I have nothing against pale wheat as a style- in the hot South, styles like this certainly have a place if for nothing else as lawnmower beers. This one though, doesn't cut it. It has very little flavor and virtually no body, and the fruit is almost completely absent. This tastes more like a flavored sparkling water than a beer- and the flavor is scant at that. Thumbs down on this one from a brewery I usually love.

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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 The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Orange-pink color with no head.

Aromas of salt, hibiscus, rose, and tart cherry.

Flavor is wheat forward with very little cherry, but slight tartness. Very little salt, some lime. Very flavorless overall.

Feel is clean, slight chalk on the finish.

Overall, not impressive. Wouldn't return.

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of madelf66
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jagada
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bumchilly25
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
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 +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mamaraza
3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev +2%
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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Sea Rose Tart Cherry Wheat Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 192 ratings