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Ballast Point Hout Series - Black Currant

Ballast Point Hout Series - Black Currant
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1422) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Andrew put it nicely in his review, not a world-changing sour but a pretty damn tasty one. Fruity, light drinking, a bit of acetic acid. Pretty interesting coloration. Ballast Point is much better at making sours than Deschutes. Stone Sour Fest 4.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2011
On tap at Pizza Port’s Belgian beer fest. This one poured a hazy dark brown color and topped by a thin head of off white foam that receded quickly without leaving much lace. The aroma shows notes of dark sour fruits, black currants, vinegar, oak, and some lactic sourness. The flavor follows suit with the dark soured fruits, black currants, some acidity, funk, and some old oak. The sourness doesn’t overpower by an means, but the black currants and fruit compliment each other nicely. Medium bodied with lively carbonation that leads to a slightly dry finish. This is an interesting and easy drinking sour ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at Pizza Port’s Barrel Blast 2010: Purple color, thin head. Aroma of balsamic vinegarette, funky cheese, and oak. Taste of sour berries, vinegar, hops, and iron. Sour prominence up front with a hoppy bitterness and sour dryness finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Co-rate! Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Aroma of spoiled berries, tastes like black currants and egg whites. Wierd.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12257) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Aroma of spoiled berries, tastes like a snake bite from my days in merry old England.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On-tap at PP C’Bad. Labeled Black Hout. Pours murky dark brown with dark purple highlights, medium sized offwhite head that leaves good lace. Smells vinegary and sweet with some light fruit notes. Tastes sour! Vinegar with lots of fruit and sweetness followed by a large building sourness. Great beer. Medium body, good carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Sampled at Sourfest 2010. Brown with red tints in the glass. Oak and black currants on the nose. Taste is same. Dark sweet and malty with red wine and dark fruit. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
Hazy mahogany with a medium beige head. Sweet and sour aroma with roasted malt, caramel, lacto and black currants. Flavour was sour and dry with roasted malt, caramel, black currants, lacto, wood and acetone. Finished dry and burning sour. Lovely stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
On tap at Stone Sourfest. Pours with a brown body and a fading head. Aroma of wood, tart, currants and perfume. Taste is sour, acidic, funk, fruit, vinegar and very earthy. Dry and acidic mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Second time having htis beer, it seems to be getting much better with age. the porter is shining through now, the fruit is still there, and the guezy sourness is only getting stronger. Went from a B to an A over 6 months, i am very impressed.


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