Sour Wench Blackberry Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gueuzedude on 08-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
183
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
13.83%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 183 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of Coltron23
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall, this is a refreshing, slightly tart "imperial" berliner. Tons of blackberry hide the 7.0% abv quite well, and ultimately tastes like straight up juice, with its mild carbonation and sweet caramel presence. Cheers!

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Photo of epyon396
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of captaincoffee
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Ballast Point Miramar. Possibly a very different version than what is reviewed here by others since this was 7%. Pours a murky pale brick red color with just a bit of head. Nose is very fruit forward. Pretty much solid blackberry with a tart twang that lets you know what it is. Taste is mildly tart as expected, with a reasonable amount of fruit coming through without feeling like juice. No real salinity. Overall, a very simple and refreshing fruit berliner weisse that lacks complexity.

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Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.13/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.27/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snaotheus
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

2016-05-20
4oz pour in a snifter at Brouwer's.

Pours medium red with a pinkish head. Smell is slightly tart with a strong berry aroma.

Taste is bitter-sour, with a bit of a grassy or straw finish. Medium berry flavor, not enough tartness, and a strange mishmash of all the flavors. Not a good balance of anything.

Mouthfeel is light and thin. Overall, not a huge fan. It's OK.

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Photo of Diet-z
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IceAce
4.14/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris7482
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hotsudge
1.69/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Tried this at the Boston EBF, the first one I had to dump thinking maybe my cup wasn't clean enough and the flavour wasn't fairly represented.

Tried it a second time and had to dump that one too. The flavour was awful. Sour dirty socks. Sorry guys, but this was dreadful until many of your other beers.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.9/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Mixture of pink and purple colors. Didn't bring any head to the game though. Aroma hit the dirty funky feet notes, something all to familiar with blackberries. Lots of gym smells in this one, and it isn't part of the aroma, it pretty much is the aroma, devoid of fruit, full of jock strap.

A firm wheat base lacking sour, tart or fruit. WTF? Almost oxidized like newspaper notes.

I absolutely love some BP beers. This one, I pretty much loathed.

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Photo of tb4475
3.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of nohbudi
4.01/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coorsy
3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Sour Wench Blackberry Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 183 ratings.
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