Beer of the Weekend #844: Sea Rose

The beer of the weekend is Sea Rose, brewed by the Ballast Point Brewing Company of San Diego, California.

The color is solid gold with a hint of red. A finger and a half of beige head leaves a skim and ring around the edge. The aroma is fruity and tart with a whole lot o’ cherry, much as the name promises. That’s about it, unfortunately. The flavor is the same: tart cherry dominates. The mouthfeel is soft. It reminds me of a cherry beer brewed by New Glarus, but much less tart and insanely cherry. The name of this beer says it all.

Fun facts about Sea Rose:

• Style: The brewery calls it “tart cherry wheat ale.”

• Price: $9.99 for a six-pack of 12-ounce bottles at the Drug Town at First and Rochester in Iowa City.

• Alcohol content: 4 percent ABV.

• IBU: 8.

The Quiet Man’s grade: C.

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