San Salvador Black Lager | Ballast Point Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.83/5
10 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Winter San Salvador is a black lager made with California Barley, Juniper Front Community Garden Bay Leaf, coastal harvested Black Sage, Carlsbad Aqua Farms Luna Oysters, and Star B Ranch Ramona Nugget Hops. Inspired by the Schwarzbier's of Germany, we used some German specialty malts and lager yeast. 6.9% ABV and 23 IBU's. This lager is our winter version of the San Salvador series. We looked for indigenous and local ingredients available during the frigid San Diego winter.

Added by HopHead84 on 05-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
10
pDev:
13.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 1
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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2.85/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

5/25/2012

On tap at Home Brew Mart. Unfortunately, there's no option for American Dark Lager so I guess this will go under American Pale Lager, which it's not.

A: Reddish dark brown with a fast fading beige head.

S: Sage, sweet chocolate, bay leaf, and roasted grains. Clean aroma with notes of earth. There's a little pine as well.

T: Chocolate and sage with a mild roasted malt presence. I don't taste oyster. Lightly bitter with earth and licorice. I think I get some bay leaf.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: I didn't like this very much. I think the thought of it being brewed with oyster might have had something to do with it, but I also didn't like the mixture of flavors.

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San Salvador Black Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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