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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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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3.5
RobertDale (6847) - 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.

3.7
luttonm (6737) - 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
dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Is strong pink and purple appearance. Some sourness in the aroma. The flavor is somewhat sour but the blackberries make it quite sweet as well. Overall it matches the style but I just don’t like it all that much

3.6
joeneugs (6372) - 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 (6368) - 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.

3.8
sonnycheeba (6342) - 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.

3.3
JK (6280) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Sampled at ABR 2015. some beery in the aroma, and some yeast. flavor has some berry, and it is a little tart. Great looking beer, pink color and pink foam, it looks like pink lambic. Tartness is very light and mild.

3.5
riversideAK (6265) - 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.

3.5
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
(Draught) clear bright ruby, no real head. Nose of blackberry, tart, wood, lacto. Taste is lacto, blackberry, Woody, alcohol, simple and not complex which is ok with me. Tart linger, touch of acetone or alcohol.

3.7
TimE (6120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
awesome under notes of black berries. Mildly sour. Light refreshing. Excellent


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