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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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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 45
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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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sea Rose pours a reddish copper color, with almost no head. Weak aroma, with hints of pomegranate. Flavor has a noticeable creamy undertone, with a fresh and natural cherry flavor, hint s of sweet pomegranate come through near the end. Not the strongest flavor, but good feel. Overall, nicely flavored beer, good fresh fruit flavors, nothing is overpowering and it is very drinkable.

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

- Tart cherry wheat with pomegrante.

A: Soft orange color with pink hues of a good clarity shows a rapid rush of macro-effervesce. A washy, dirty white head is rather skimpy, and quick to dissipate leaving a clean glass visual.

S: Aroma of tart cherry juice and lightly dry cherry skins are evident, some fresh wheat with a noticeable touch of pomegrante that comes through ripe, smelling like fresh tomatoes. Low to moderate amount of awareness is soft and perfumy.

T: Pomegrante comes through first and forefront, softly dried fruit, with some semi-dry cherry skins. Fresh ripe red fruit, soft greenery with a bit of spiciness and tartness follows. Nice lingering effect of pomegrante is lightly drying on the finish.

M: Spritzy, seltzer like carbonation. Light viscose whirl, low to medium body.

O: Always a little hesitant when I see a cherry wheat (no finger pointing). Didn't have high hopes going in, but expected a bit more from this brewery in particular who never disapointed before. Hardly justifies a repeat or repurchase, there just isn't enough to warrant much excitement and a no thrills drink. Okay.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Billolick
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkh895
4.19/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, pinkish orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of cherry and hints of pomegranate. Nice wheat flavor with a touch of tart cherry.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

See through orange look to this beer. Scent is of a wheat beer with a sweet fruity edge. Tart, slightly sweet with a small bite to start and then moving to a wheat flavored ending blending with the fruity tartness. Well carbonated and thin in mouthfeel. Ok I guess.

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Photo of teromous
3/5  rDev -12.3%
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 StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

not a bad beer, but i wanted to like this more, and halfway through it i found myself thinking this is just another mediocre fruit beer from these guys, it really didnt impress me much. despite the name and the label, there is hardly any color to this, just looks like a wheat beer, although a nice one, softly hazy and really well carbonated. the cherry is in front of the pomegranate here, sweet and tart at the same time, sort of juicy and not at all over the top, but also not that interesting, and for them to be sort of faint in such a light beer is weird to me, they should fully lead the way here. the tartness is low too, maybe a partially soured mash or something, i think it has to be more than just the tartness of the fruit, but its not as sour as a berliner or anything like that. the pomegranate to me seems plain and sweet, almost a kool aid red fruit punch vibe here, although the wheat also holds its own and adds a nice fresh cereal element that keeps this beery before fruity. nice carbonation and brightness here, the mouthfeel is the best part, it stays refreshing and drinkable but also satiated my need for some body in my wheat beer. not bad at all, but the fruit dosage and combination is a weird choice, and this seems lost in style no mans land. worth a try, but it ends up another weird ballast point fruit thing that will quickly be forgotten about...

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Photo of backzclipped
2.68/5  rDev -21.6%
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 FLBeerGuy
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
2.41/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RandyBoBandy
2.81/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
3.01/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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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