The Tradecraft Series Sour Ale w/ Blackberries – Black Market Brewing Co. (Temecula, CA, USA)

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The Tradecraft Series Sour Ale with Blackberries (Blackberry Berliner Weisse) – Black Market Brewing Co., 3.8% ABV, 22oz., (Temecula, California, USA)


  • Style: (flavoured – blackberry) Berliner Weisse
  • Taste: Fruity blackberry puckery lactic acidic wheat malt rough sticky gums
  • Where I got it : High Point, Vancouver
  • How much: $9.70 CAD (after 10% off) – 22oz., February 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: decent for the style

Visual: Pours opaque reddish brown with a small 2cm head, large island w/ ring retention, clusters of fast active micro streams.

Nose: full-on juicy tangy blackberry-blackcurrant. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: immediate sour tangy berry

Mid-palate: blackberry juice, puckery lactic acidic background, (lvl-3-sweetness), sustained body

Finish: blackcurrant exhale, residual fruity tartness, tart sticky gums, mildly astringent wheat malt grainy exhale.

Summary: Big fruity flavour, big sour-tangy-tart texture, mildly palate rough – overall very nice for such a low ABV beer.