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New Belgium Bottleworks 10th Anniversary Wild Ale

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed and bottled by New Belgium Brewing. Barrel Blending by Matt Bonney and Matt Vandenberghe of Bottleworks.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle at the Pant-y Raid NYE Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice deep ruby rusty pour, faint haze but near transparent overall, some deep orange sunset glow, frothy offwhite / tannish head atop dies down, laces small. Aromas are cherries, oak, gentle balsamic. Lactic element grows, yogurt and oranges, bigger citrus touches, lemon and cranberry, grapefruit and sour fruit. Touches of bread, straw, crab apple and carmelized flourish. Nice, sour, lambic feel is vibrant, gently carbonated and nice cherry and cranberry slants come in. Firmer oak, touches of pear, crab apple and cranberry. Nice stuff. Initial is touches of hibiscus, cherry and crab apple. Touches of cranberry, oak, berry skin and touches of oranges, oak and lactic yogurt. Some straw, touches of yogurt, oak. Middle shows some cherryskin, touches of cranberry, some gentle carmelized touch with vanilla, some cobwebs, and oak. A bit fuzzy and carbonated on the backend, some bread, straw, citrus rind and juice. Wow. Tasty stuff. Amazingly this has held up very well. Dry, a bit oaky and firmly lactic and a decent carbonation, firm acidity hits but doesn’t get in the way. Thinner body, quite crushable, nice acidity cuts well. Quite tasty, honor to try. Nice fruity sourness, a lot of Felix influence shows through a beer I originally thought would be very Oscar dominant. Not so. Great stuff. Thanks again for the share, pantanap.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Thanks for sharing Kan! ’Clear orange with a thin head. Really acidic nose with hay and lactic acid. Sour lactic acid some cherries. Really acidic and tart. But it warms up on me. The acid and fruit blend well. Good stuff. 8/4/9/4/17

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle shared by Pantanap. Thanks! Pours a copper red, thin head. Nose is big and bretty. Lemony and tart, low yogurt and bread notes. Tart and limy, raspberry notes as well. Super fresh for so old. Really delightful and very new Belgium.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (1919) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours an amber red with no head. Aroma of tart, cherries, malt , oak and funk. Taste is sour, malty, fruity, oak and funk. This is so amazing, so much better then I could have hoped. It's amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5295) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle at Clockwork’s 4K/5K/10K gathering. Pours a deep amber reddish brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is incredible - sour fruits dominate with funky cherries taking the lead. Mouthfeel is medium and perfectly tart with notes of sour cherries, funk, rich vanilla, oak and a touch of earthiness in the finish. A great sour ale. Awesome!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (5974) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle at the 4k5k10k tasting. Nice hit of funky wild tartness and acidity, light earthy notes, some floral notes, and a big dry medium acidic finish. Good stuff right here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle shared by Andy at 5K/10K/4K. Pours dark orange amber with off white head. Nose and taste of citrus, tangy acid, funk, wild yeast and soured fruit. Medium body. Finishes with a lingering tartness/mostly acid. Well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Andy at James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a just clear ruby tinged amber. Soft acid on the nose, a bit of fruit. Tangy and bright, lots of lively acid with a bit of fruit and tang. Crisp and lively even with a few years on it. Lingering acid into the finish. Beautiful.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (936) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours a burnt orange or amber. A 9 on the sour spectrum, but finishes somewhat sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1628) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Draft at Brouwer’s the week it came out. I can’t remember this one as well, but I remember it being incredibly sharp and quite singey on the citrus/tart/sour flavors. Hints of wood buried undernearth it all, with vanilla tones you really want to hold onto, but are mostly overtaken by the sour. It’s definitely close to the La Terrior (do they even make this anymore? was one of my favorites), but because it doesn’t seem like it wants to be that beer, it feels like it’s lacking some roundedness to make it complete. That said, I remember thinking it was incredible. Wish I had aged a bottle!


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