Ching Ching
Bend Brewing Company

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From:
Bend Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #111
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,950
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 8.31%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
193
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 09, 2021
Added:
Jun 17, 2011
Wants:
  46
Gots:
  23
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: It is effervescent with a SweeTART tanginess. Brewed with pomegranate and hibiscus this yum-yum is a perfect thirst quencher that just might push the boundaries of what you consider beer.
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Reviewed by Beaver13 from Colorado

2.9/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
16 oz can. Pours slightly hazy rose pink with a fizzy light pink head that goes to a thin film that leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet fruit with some acidic sour notes and a little woodiness.

The flavor is sweet sugary fruit with an acidic sour twang in the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly light bodied and watery.

Overall, an OK but simplistic and watery fruit sour.
Oct 09, 2021
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Rated by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
What a pleasant surprise!
Apr 26, 2021
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Reviewed by kemoarps from Washington

3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pour is pale faded pink... like super dilute cranberry juice. Not especially crisp or clear, it starts with a lazy rose-tinged-eggshell pile of wet bubbles that dissipate to not much.

Nose is bright and tart. Lovely floral and berry juicy with a touch of lemon juice underneath.

Initial build is more sour than tart, but with the waves of floral hibiscus and berry-sweet pomegranate, it leans a little more over to the tart/crisp side, almost in a bramble kind of sense. Finish kind of falls off and feels like there's a dimension missing.

Overall this is pleasant enough, and a good accompaniment to a lovely sunny spring afternoon, but after having been looking forward to trying for years, my internal hype outpaces the actual beer itself. That's not entirely fair, but I also can't change that.
Apr 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
16 fl oz pull-tab can:

Currently ranked the #29 Berliner Weisse on the top Berliner Weisse list. "Sour ale" "Pomegranate and Hibiscus." 5 IBU. The designation "Berliner Weiss" does NOT appear on the label/can and their website currently has no information on any of their beers...

4.5% ABV.

Tart, mildly sour, and certainly hibiscus-emphatic (inasmuch as a subtle flavour like hibiscus can actually be emphasized). Finishes a bit smacky. Acidic throughout, which complements the subtle pomegranate seed nicely. I can't say I honestly taste any overt wheat...just neutral pale malts/2-row.

Balanced and enjoyable if a biteen on the thin side. Well-carbonated. Smooth. Wet. Approachable. Hardly a truly puckering or notably sour beer, but enjoyably mellow.

High B- (3.50) / WORTHY

***
05/09/20:

Tart, acidic, refreshing. The hibiscus and pomegranate play well but are pretty subtle in comparison to the fruity notes featured in most fruited Berliner Weisse beers.

A good Summer sipper. Well worth picking up.

High B- / WORTHY
Apr 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.23 by gefinley from California

Apr 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by warrenc from Oregon

Feb 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by arini10 from Oregon

Oct 12, 2019
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours with a lot of foam that settles in to produce quite the head atop the peach-hued honey colored liquid; spotty lacing

Smell: Wheat and pomegranate tones with a hibiscus floral element

Taste: Tart pomegranate, up front, with the hibiscus adding a floral aspect; clean, somewhat sour finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: I have had this bottle in my cellar for way too long as it was received as an extra in a trade some time ago; impressive, even with some age
Apr 13, 2019
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
What a pretty beer... Orange with a pink hue, a thin white ring of bubbles, clear and inviting.

The aroma is acidic and full of tart fruit subtleties. Raspberry, hibiscus, pomegranate... Check, check check.

Flavor follows with tons of fresh fruit goodness. A mild wheat grain backdrop plays the perfect platform

Light, less tart than expected, with superb drinkability. Refreshing even on a cold fall night.

Not as tart as your classic Berliner, but so well rounded. This is a remarkable fruited sour with great balance. Cheers.
Nov 02, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Color is a pinkish orange hue with initial high airy head. Flowery fruity nose, taste is tart cherries, floral with a bone dry finish. Get better after initial pucker . Re-rate in 2017. More appreciation for this. Up a tick.
Feb 27, 2018
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Rated by ahaynie from Georgia

4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I could and would drink this beer every day.
Apr 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Lucoli from New York

Dec 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.05 by SweetChicken from Massachusetts

Oct 02, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this a few years ago up in Bend, was able to score a bottle as well. That bottle drank very nicely alongside the pool. Nice gold and yellow appearance, decent clarity, not a lot of wheat running around in the beer. Aroma smacks of lactic lemon sour and mild grain.

Taste, very nice, on the upper end of the sour scale for style, but not at all a problem, very nice. Super clean, not a lot of barrel or funk if any to this one. Neat little addition of hibiscus and pomegranate? Super light body, the tartness has just enough malt/wheat/barley to not come off as overdoing the sour and fruity aspect. Its refreshing and crushable. Very solid choice for summertime. Or outdoor activities.
Sep 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle poured into a teku

A- pours a deep golden color with a foamy white head that has good retention with some lacing

S- smells of tart lemon, toasted wheat, pomegranate and some floral notes

T- fruity and tart up front, nice balance of pomegranate, lemon & toasted wheat. Clean finish with some floral notes on the linger

M- light body with bubbly carbonation leads to an effervescent mouthfeel and a crisp finish, high drinkability

O- very good, thirst quenching
Sep 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by unclekeith from Alaska

Aug 28, 2016
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
08/26/2016
Aug 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by notchucknorris from California

Jul 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

May 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

May 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by mothman from Minnesota

May 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

May 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by Nuggetz from Texas

Apr 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by Rutager from Canada (BC)

Apr 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by HopBroker from Washington

Mar 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon

Feb 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.29 by Dicers from California

Feb 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.36 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Feb 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by yoitsarch from California

Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts

Jan 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by South2NW from Oregon

Jan 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by ChaseTheAce from Texas

Dec 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.43 by D_Min from Canada (BC)

Oct 30, 2015
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Reviewed by Fatehunter from Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Pours a thin head on a hazy straw to red colored body.
The aroma is mildly sour strawberry and pomegranate.
The taste starts slow and builds to a nice tart pomegranate flavor, a little grain. Great balance.
The texture is crisp.
An outstanding beer. Perfect for hot days.
Sep 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.35 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Sep 01, 2015
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Rated by calitrie1486 from New York

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My first official sour, and if was definately a solid starter. Still figuring out the whole sour game but this was a great start!
Jul 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Jul 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by akang from California

Jul 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.12 by BlueSpader from Washington

Jul 09, 2015
Ching Ching from Bend Brewing Company
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