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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This unique anniversary libation, heritage-blended from our library of barrel-soured beers, exhibits deeply layered flavors of malt and oak, with a tart finish.

This is the 2010 Vintage and all vintages from now on (2011, etc.), available in 22 oz bottles dated with specific vintage year labeling (Ex: "2010", "2011", etc.)


Jfishback13's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jfishback13 (273) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Once a year sour beer. Not really sour, but a wonderful finish similar to a less sweet lambic. On my way to see if they still have any more left.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1737) - - JUN 19, 2016
Notes from summer. Pours a blueish copper. Aroma and taste are tart blueberries, oak, and a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2442) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Bomber 2016 vintage. Light grape juice. Blueberry, but without any blueberry tartness or sourness. Very light lacto sourness. Somewhat metallic aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1142) - New York, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Bottled, 2016 vintage. Pours fairly deep copper/ruby, big beige head. Aroma is very intense tart funk, blueberry, mild oaky note, sort of like woodchips, but not too much. Flavor is tart, blueberry, blackberry, more oaky, definite vinegary-ness to it. Dry finish. Itís really solid. Itís not the best sour Iíve ever had, but I like it a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1279) - - FEB 7, 2016
Bomber, 2016 vintage. Vinous aroma of red wine with notes of vinegar, toffee, dark fruit and some oak. Pours ruby-copper colored with a thin tan head with decent retention and some lacing. Starts with red wine characteristics as well as some toffee and dark fruit sweetness to go with the lively mouthfeel. Finishes tart but not overly so with some Brett vinegar-like flavors and oak. Quite good, the best of their sours tried so far.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4769) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2016
22 oz. 2016 vintage bottled 12/17/2015. Active body is red-copper and supports a sticky disc of foam. Aroma of red wine vinegar, toffee, dates and oak. Tastes of the same mix plus some pleasant creamy notes. Medium body has a good balance and medium plus carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2438) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Backlog from the Brony Bottle Share at Travlrís. Reddish brown with thin offwhite head. Sour fruit, oak, vinous notes. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (2136) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2015
22 oz. bottle, consumed on 10-27-15. 2015 edition with at least several months of age on it. Pours a surprisingly dark brown with a deep amber hue and a small amount of short-lasting, taupe head. Good-looking beer; nice hue. Cinnamon spiciness in the nose, reminiscent of cinnamon gum. Appetizingly tart smell; crabapple scent. Likable smell but I wish it exhibited greater complexity. Band-Aid chemical taste dominates. Dry apples in the flavor. Lightly salty, lemony taste. Little to no sourness; itís the Brett not any bacteria that dominates. Soft in the palate. Medium body. Gets off to a good start in appearance and aroma but lets the imbiber down with its forgettable flavor and palate effects. A below average, though not radically below average, Sour/Wild Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slubgob (297) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 12, 2015
2015 I guess, as itís 2015? Bar doesnít list anything other than "New Holland Blue Sunday." Blueberry wine color, very unusual for a beer. Fine cream colored head. Blueberry wine/vinegar nose, mellowing to a candied blueberry with a bit of time. Mild sour predominates on the mouth, with a fuller blueberry backbone underneath. Fast slightly tannic finish. Good if unremarkable sour.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (6891) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Clear dark purple ruby with an aroma like blueberry cake and a bit of lactic woody barrel. Wonderful flavor of tart blueberry and woody lacto sour tones. A little cake like but wonderfully sour and flavorful.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1167) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle received in a trade, thanks Brandon! -- Bomber poured into a snifter. Itís a beautiful copper with blue/purple colors throughout. Nice sour and tartness, not overpowering. Finishes well, makes you want more.


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