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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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

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#42,658
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
178
pDev:
11.11%
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Photo of PA-hunter
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 4% abv

Appearance- Pours a light amber with a light tint of red. Course bubbled head quick to dissipate. Very clear.

Smell- Cooked grains, cherry tartness

Taste- Semi sweet grain base, wheaty. Tartness arrives from a big wave of cherry flavor. Sour, but only slightly. Finishes dry yet bitter, still retaining the cherry notes.

Mouthfeel- Light in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- Lots of tart cherry notes for a light beer. Very sessionable and refreshing. not too much in terms of complexity, a semi sour cherry wheat beer here.

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Photo of seedyone
4.49/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. At first blush ;^) this has a very pleasant rose hue. There is more wheat then cherry on the nose, but the flavor is well balanced. Perfect for a long hot summer leave-me-alone afternoon & at only 4%, add the evening hours in.

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

Photo of hophugger
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marker2525
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dillinger
3.66/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Finkline
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChipMurray
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Waveoff
3.62/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of norinco
3.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wontonst
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stadmo1
3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dbrown144
2.92/5  rDev -14.6%
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 MemphisSooner
3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

A: Pours a clear medium to dark golden honey orange in color with moderate to heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate rose pink colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy light beige head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of wheat malts with light aromas of tart cherry + pomegranate.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat malts with a hint of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of pomegranate + tart cherry. Minimal amount of bitterness and only the lightest amount of tartness in the finish which does not linger.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of acidic prickliness.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing, light bodied and light ABV make this a good afternoon beer for working in the yard (here in the rather hot South).

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Photo of Burkbom23
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of halo913
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a small chalice: color is straw with super light pink edges, head presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a ring and top.

Smell is light sourness, though cherry like aroma is hard to distinguish, more neutral sourness; malt is not that present.

Taste has a more pronounced cherry like flavor, though the sour/tart character is less pronounced than the cherry flavor; wheat is semi-apparent, not much pomegranate.

Mouthfeel is not tart-like, actually fairly clean and neutral, more sharp presence on the tongue.

Overall, a cherry beer with light malt character and minimal tart/sour character/flavor.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

3/20/17...Pours light gold with a pinkish hue. Some foam that settles down quickly. Slight citrus tart nose, wheats as well. Clean cherry flavored wheat with a subtle fruit tartness. Firm bitter backs it up. Crisp finish. Simple summer semi sour.

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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