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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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3.7
jredmond (8839) - 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

3.8
SudsMcDuff (8538) - .....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.

3.4
PorterPounder (8355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Tallahassee, Fl. - Lucky's Market - 12 oz bottle. Hazy, dark pink pour, no real head after the initial bubbly froth. Aroma has some burnt accents, some dried fruit sourness. Excellent sour flavor, light vinegar, some dried apricots, back end of blackberry sourness- excellent tartness. Nice spritz to the mouthfeel.

3.2
PhillyCraft (8192) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Draft at Bainbridge, pours a cranberry cloudy red with fizzy clearish head, aromas of really unique and weird funk, cheese, blackberry, ultra funky yeast. Taste is very funky, underripe bannana, berries, wheat, lots of sour yeasts and vinegar. Ok, but just way too out there for a sour.

3.6
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Draft at SB. Pours a murky and very dark purple, nearly black, with that pinkish purple foam on top, settling quickly. Big sweet nose, jammy, tons of berries, minimal lemony counterpoint. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Brilliant sweet crystal clear forward powerful jammy blackberry notes all over the mid palate, tart, just slightly puckery. Finish is just slightly puckery. Very, very nice beer.

3.1
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
On tap at the Stone Sourfest. Pours with a red body and an off-white head. Aroma of merlot, grapes, wheat. Taste is apple, cinnamon, bread, vinegar and berries. Kind of bland on that day with so many other great beers. Light bubbles.

4.2
GenDV138 (7828) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Dark ruby brown with beige head. Aromas of raspberries and berries. Tastes of berry jam, tart raspberries, tart acidic notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Very tasty.

3.2
Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Where and how: on tap at Birch
Aroma: medium intense, fairly sweet with candy like notes, hinted with low tartness
Appearance :
Top: small, short lived white cap.
Base: ruby, fine haze
Palate : medium-thin bodied, dry with frisky carbonation. Average finish.
Taste: Nice chewy berry like notes with mild side tartness. Till tad too sweet for my liking.

3.7
vtafro (7451) - 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.

3.5
ajnepple (7338) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2017
12 oz single bottle from Hy Vee Wine & Spirits - Muscatine. Clear reddish colored appearance with minimal head. Fruity aroma of blackberries, light vanilla and a hint of earthiness. Similar flavor, fruity, lightly tart and mild to moderately sweet with a pleasant finish. Kind of refreshing overall.


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