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Sour Wench Blackberry Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.67/5
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243 Ratings
Sour Wench Blackberry AleSour Wench Blackberry Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Gueuzedude on 08-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,739
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
243
pDev:
12.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 243 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of feuematt
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light purple colored beer with a rapidly fading head. Taste is sour blackberries and lemon. Overall a pretty likable beer that should be tried at least once.

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Photo of jpd026
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hippern
1.78/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Miramar location.

Deep hazy raspberry red. The head is pinkish and only exists as a ring.

Tart berry; it's hard to tell if its blackberry or raspberry.

More of the same. Lemon citric sourness, a little sweet but tart raspberry, everything is very measured.

Thin, might be more fun with just a few more bubbles.

It's a good Berliner. I'm not sure I've had any other blackberry beers, but it comes off more as raspberry.

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Photo of robebo44
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mcthfg
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck89
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter. Slightly hazy pink-orange color with a modest white head. Not surprisingly, blackberries on the nose, along with a clean sour (lactic acid) aspect and subtle crackery grain. Moderately sour on the palate with a nice mix of fruit, grain, and a hint of funk. Medium-bodied. Easy drinking and accessible.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Served in a stemmed glass. Pours a dark ruby red, purple body, with a one finger white head, good retention, thin collar and no lacing. Smells the part of a standard Berliner weisse with lemon, moderate lactic acid, bit of wheat, mineral and a fair blackberry nose. Flavour is tart blackberries, moderate lactic acid as in the nose with a decent dose of lemon and mineral. As you’d expect it’s a Berliner with blackberry. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, good carbonation, refreshing with a good, nice big blackberry bite to it. Solid Berliner weisse first and foremost with a fair blackberry bite to it.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timothybarney
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BltByKrmn
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaverCS
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not much on the nose; perhaps hibiscus and a kiss of raspberry. Taste is jam-like with blackberries and raspberries. Good mouthfeel and lightly sour. Consumed with pizza. It gets a 82.5/100.

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4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A1qualitybrews
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fisherbray
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
1.93/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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Sour Wench Blackberry Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 243 ratings
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