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Ballast Point Winter San Salvador Black Lager

Ballast Point Winter San Salvador Black Lager
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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A winter version of our San Salvador series. Inspired by Schwarz beers of Germany, but with a twist. This black lager is made with California Barley, Juniper, Bay Leaf, Black Sage, Carlsbad Aqua Farms Luna Oysters, and Star B Ranch Ramona Nugget Hops.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (809) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Very Oyster stout like...dry and roasted with a very line brineyness. The addition of spices (bay leaf and sage) make this a complex treat of a whole nother variety, though. Unique and tasty

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (1810) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
A "Black lager with Luna oysters on tap at the Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen. Clear dark red-brown with a good tan head. some spotty lacing on the glass. Feel: medium+ body; Near medium carbonation. Smell: Interesting and unusual. Sweet and spicy. Taste: "Winter" spices over a mix of favors. The malts are a bit overwhelmed. Salty with oysters in th aftertaste

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10311) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove, San Diego. Black beer with a nice beige head. Spicy roasted aroma, ginger, biscuits, caramel, fruity, some bitter hops. Malty ginger flavor, nutcreme, hoppy, grassy, floral, biscuits. Spicy finish. Weird beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7855) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear deep brown, bordering on black hued body with a large tan head that lasts and leaves good lace. Aromas show a fruity ester character, medium funky, mint, sage, light caramel, toffee and odd spice. Flavors are lightly malty, toasty, mint, lightly funky, light chocolate, sage. Odd beer (I had no idea what the ingredients were at the time). Medium carbonation, dry and crisp.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, spices, dark fruit, and molasses. Flavor of raisins, rye, chocolate, caramel, black licorice, spices, and pine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5307) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Draft at ballast point with Linh. Pours a deep brown body with no head, light lacing. Aroma is muted chocolate malts. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of chocolate and wood. Nice black lager.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (882) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2012 Pours a dark brownshish black. Aroma of roasted malts, honey sweetness , some spices, caramel, and spruce. Taste is of roasted malts, honey, sage, caramel, and some pine hops. Has a medium body, creamy mouthfeel, sweet, spiced finish. Overall a pretty tasty and very interesting beer.


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