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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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3.5
thirdeye11 (6160) - 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.

3.3
JK (6095) - 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.

3.3
dwyerpg (6076) - 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

3.8
sonnycheeba (5970) - 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.

3.7
TimE (5793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
awesome under notes of black berries. Mildly sour. Light refreshing. Excellent

3.2
snoworsummer (5624) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Draft at BP Miramar. Pours clear raspberry red with a fizzy light pink head. Tastes like raspberry and blackberry juice, light tartness. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like raspberry and blackberry juice, fruit by the foot.

3
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
On tap at the brewmart location. Good fruit beer, pretty juicy with lots of blackberry flavor. Only slightly sour, just enough to give a tart berry flavor. Grain, blackberries, blackberry seeds, light malt. Hazy red purple pour, white head. Decent for a fruit beer.

3.5
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 27, 2007
On tap at Stone. Opaque berry red color with a pink fizzy head. Berry and malt aroma. Tangy blackberry seltzer taste with a slight sourness.

3.6
burg326 (5479) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
On draft poured a dark red color, aromas of tart blackberries. Flavor is the same but not overpowering tartness. It was a nice blend of blackberries and tartness that went well on a hot day in the sun.

4
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Tasted on tap at O’Briens. This fruit beer pours a medium purple color from the tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is blackberry, malt and some funk. A medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are caramel and fruity. The hops are earthy. Nice blackberry flavors, very clean and semi-sweet. There is a touch of funk and tartness but not that much. Nice balance. Good carbonation. It’s very good as a fruit beer, not so much as a sour beer. The funk is there, but very subdued. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a slight touch of sourness.


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