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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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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3.7
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.

3.2
Radek Kliber (7359) - 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.

4.2
GenDV138 (7284) - 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
PhillyCraft (7219) - 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.

3.7
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
draft at Sour’d in September @ Captain Lawrence.darker blueberry/blackberry colored pour. a little more than slight Berliner tartness, pretty sizable blackberry punch. good flavor 7 drinkability. pretty good

3.5
RobertDale (6471) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2017
Sampled at Boulevardia 2017. Comes a somewhat hazy reddish purple with an average off-white head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Taste is blackberries, citrus, malt, and grain. Refreshing.

3.6
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
On draft somewhere in San Diego... It pours red with a distinct aroma of blackberries and wheat. The flavor is lightly tart fruity and very effervescent. Good blackberry flavor and a bready finish. Nice refreshing beer.

3.5
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Growler courtesy of hophead22. Pours ruby red with a nice pinkish head. Smells of berries and dry malt. Tastes of dry malt, some berries, some nice tartness. Resfreshing mouthfeel and finish.

3.7
luttonm (6271) - 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

3.5
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Aroma is a touch tart with hints of wheat malt and fruity blackberries. Poues dark reddish purple. The flavor is lightly tart up front with fresh unripe berry tartness followed by lightly sweet fruity notes and a hint of wheat. Nice carbonation. Rather refreshing and easy to drink too.


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