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Ballast Point Sour Wench - Blackberry
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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Sour Wench was a Home Brew Mart recipe that we made every year for the Southern California Home brewers Fest in Temecula. This Blackberry Ale was originally developed by Ballast Point’s original Master Brewer Peter A’Hearn and Colby Chandler. While interning in Germany, Peter fell in love with the Berliner Weiss style of beer. A beer made with a procedure in which the mash was soured. The tartness of the Oregon State Marion Blackberries, at one pound per gallon, was a perfect addition for this sour style. Sour Wench is not aged in oak barrels. In the end, it’s a great bridge beer into the Sour Style’s.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Tap at Grind in Glenwood. Pours clear, deep red with pink tinged white head. Aroma is mild but a bit of berry, jam. Taste is light sour, medium carbonation, really mild flavor, not a ton going on, kinda reminds me of jello. Overall, okay.,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG111 (505) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2015
On tap at city beer. Reddish black color. Slight head. Aroma is lots of blackberry and sour notes. Flavor is similar. Not bad, but sours are not for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4202) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours dark ruby much like blackberry juice. Aroma is heavy blackberries, some wheat, and light lactic notes. Flavor is blackberries, smooth sour/tart notes, light wheat, and a clean, dry finish. Light/medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (3151) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Draft at BP Miramar. Pours clear raspberry red with a fizzy light pink head. Tastes like raspberry and blackberry juice, light tartness. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like raspberry and blackberry juice, fruit by the foot.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (670) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Big blackberry juice aroma. Nice deep red cranberry juice appearance with slightly red tinted white ring of head. Very light refreshing sour base with the tartness of fresh blackberries on top of it. Crisp body that leaves a tart stain behind.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Pouring at Sour’d in September 2014, at Captain Lawrence. Pours a garnet to crimson with a thin to medium sized pink head. Medium bodied, sweet berries and touches of vomit and diapers. Spicy acid, berries.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6778) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
a bit of a toned down beer but has just enough to get the boogey going .. . dark plum purple .. tart plum, blackberry, and sweettarts .. . mild mouth and a novice finish .. . nothing wrong with this at all .. . . If you have a pear shaped body, you should not wear pear colored clothes, or act juicy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Draft at Beer Authority on Brewers night. Dark reddish brown, little head. Dense fruity aroma. Tart blackberry and cranberry tartness. Juicy sipper. Tart and tasty

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Ballast Point Little Italy ][ $1.60 ][ Stemmed Flute ][ 1.13.15 ]
>> Sour wrench. Huge pink foam, clear deep purple. Great retention. Nose is fresh berry blend, sugary blackberry, robust. Taste is quite thin, soapy, some sour mash character. No acidity at all, seltzer type soda bland body. Slight butyric note. Needs work.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Draft. Purplish magenta pour. Smells like sour blackberry, flavor is sour tart blackberry, pretty sour but nice.


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