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New Belgium Bottleworks 10th Anniversary Wild Ale

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed and bottled by New Belgium Brewing. Barrel Blending by Matt Bonney and Matt Vandenberghe of Bottleworks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4639) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. The smell is tar, fruits, yeast, sour, and funky. the look is amber in color with a decent foamy head. The taste is tart, fruits, tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Sample from 750mL bottle at Lost Abbey. Wow. What an excellent beer. I’m really enjoying this new generation of 6%ish sours. By far my favorite beer of the nights. Fairly high lactic sourness, Huge fluffy head, which was suprizingly wonderful, though I think this beer would be excellent flat. Yellow color. Not so much like La Folie,, except for the fact that it they are both sour and excellent. More along the lines of Deviation, Veritas 004, etc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2009
[Bottle] shared by Skyview. Pours a glowing gold with a soapy white ring of foam. Aroma is super funky, lots of cow manure, some lactic acid, and wheat malt. Flavor is really tart, nice brett character, gritty, and some apple skins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. poured a cloudy orange with no head. aroma and flavor of tart cherry. light body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3044) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2009
750mL shared by theisti, thanks so much Tim. Pours is a small head atop a thick orange body that one cannot see through. Aroma is strong burnt tire, nothing like La Folie with a bit of aceto (nail polish). It isn’t too strong but there. There is a bit of faint cherry as well. Taste has more tartness coming through with lots of cherry and aceto. Its got a little bit of a La Folie feel but in a dirty stepchild kind of way. The acetic stuff is there but worked well into the beers profile. Its good stuff all around but not at the level this beer is going for. Really glad I got to try it, thanks again Tim.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DietPepsican (1571) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2009
Thanks to COKEBOTTLE for giving me probably the only chance I will ever have at this one. Cloudy reddish amber pour, small white head. Very tart cherry aroma with toffee and oak. Flavor was even more cherry, oak, caramel, vinage, lemon peel, orange rindr. Tart, acidic finish. This one was just coming together, wish I had a six pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3651) - Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2009
750 ml bottle kindly sent to me by bvc. Pour is orange ruby hazed, not much of an off-white head. Aroma is lemon citrus, bright sour, funky musty spicy yeastiness and some dusty floral element behind that. Taste is bright sour, funk earthiness, orange juice, mostly very acetic. Bright, big sour - much more sour than tart, though it is certainly both of those things. Palate is medium, surprisingly drinkable for this big of a sour. Overall, this beer seemed like it was somewhere between the La Folie and Foerder in terms of sour character. I like both of those beers, so this one was all good. Thanks for grabbing this one for me Brandon, I am glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2009
750ml bottle, with thanks to thesti for the chance to try! Pours a hazy golden orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma is funk and tart, sour grape and cherry, with more that I can’t describe. Flavor is more of the same. Some similarity to La Folie, and found this one to be right there with it. Thanks for sharing Tim!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009

Name: Bottleworks X
Date: April 24, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, wispy beige head
Aroma: very musty aroma, nice spicyness, jut a hint of base sweetness
Flavor: big tart flavor, light caramel sweetness, woody tartness, light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4720) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2009
SourFest II. Courtesy of... BDR? Hazy orange color with a thin head. Aroma of dry grains and horseblanket. Light cherry flavor, heavy malt. A bit of oaky wood and vanilla. Dry and tart. Solid.

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