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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.3
robertjm (892) - Albany, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Draft at Beer Revolution - Absolutely gorgeous pinkish head. Ruby red body. Aroma of a milk shake. Clear sour flavor of berries. Not sour yeasts though. Thinnish body. Tartness on the palate in the aftertaste. Reminds me of a huckleberry beer I made once.

3.9
blipp (9172) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 Draft. Pours almost purple. Rich berry notes, relatively mild sweetness, light acidity, and a fresh tart fruity finish. Very enjoyable.

3.5
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2011
sample at GABF on 9/30/11. red / pink pour with small white head. cherry / blackberry nose with a light sourness. light to medium bright body. more light fruit notes throughout - semi-sour. dry sweet finish.

3.7
Slipstream (2612) - USA - OCT 1, 2011
Fruity, winelike aroma. Rouge pour. Fresh fruit and grain taste - sour cherry, blackberry. Nice. On tap at Rattle’n’Hum.

3.5
marcus (10148) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours hella red with a huge pink and white head and a fruity aroma. There is a sour berry flavor with a very dry finish. Not as sour as the name implies nad a bit thin on malt.

3.6
hivemind (914) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
On tap at RnH with Andy and Pixa. Dark red/wine pour with small head. Aroma is juicy berries and slight tartness with a kind of wateriness to it. Taste is blackberry and other berries, red fruits. Not a crazy palate but tastes good with very little aftertaste. Not sour.

3.2
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Tap at rattle n hum. Pour is ruby with some colorful froath... Looks like a frambroise. Taste is tart berry flavor... Notes of pomegranate and blackberry. Crisp and refreshing, juicy, somewhat flavorful but lacking much complexity.

3.7
jredmond (8206) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2012 Draft at rattle. Pours a deep hazy purple red body with thin pink lacing. Aroma is light fruits. Mouthfeel is light but finishes dry with light fruit tart notes. Nearly completely different beer on draft. Sour fruit comes through much more, especially in the nose. +0.7

3.7
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Draft at rnh. Dark ruby pour with little to no head. Full blackberries, light tartness in aroma. Flavor is tart, with berry and light wheat tones.

3.8
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2011
In taster at urge gastro pub. Looks cherry red with off red head. Smells of sour. Tastes of sour at first then some berry complexions. Overall 7.5 of 10. I am getting more and more used to the sour style.


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