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New Belgium Bottleworks 10th Anniversary Wild Ale

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1048) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours a burnt orange or amber. A 9 on the sour spectrum, but finishes somewhat sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1882) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Bottle shared by the Atlanta crew. Thanks, Grant and company! Pours a hazy brown- orange with an off-white head. Nose is vinegar, balsamic, some light wood, some funk and hints of citrus. Flavor is similar- vinegar and tart fruit meet with some slight funk, but mostly a sour assault. Nice, medium-bodied sour that is doing very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2012
750ml bottle shared at the Brick Store with the usual suspects. Pours a hazy golden orange that gets cloudier with each incremental pour and sports a small thin beige head that recedes quickly to a thin collar. The aroma is funky up front with the brett making its presence felt earlier alongside some acidic notes. There is a light tart cherry note with some oak. Taste has an initial funky kick with a combination of brett funk and acidic tartness. There is plenty of oaky tannins in the background with some orange zest and green apples. The finish is funky but dry and leaves the tongue completely dry after each sip. The mouthfeel is light with decent carbonation and very dry and acidic in the finish. We drank quite a few excellent beers tonight and this was one of the best. An excellent sour from New Belgium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6164) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2011
750ml bottle pours a hazy amber with one ring of white head. Nose is fruity, apple cider, caramel, some solid wood. Flavor is sweet, tart, caramel apple, lemon, brown sugar, toasted bread. Medium bodied, sweet, brown sugary finish with some light acid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Thanks GT2. Hazy orange pour with a thin white veneer. Nectar and doughy funk in the nose with massive dark fruit and acetic acid in the flavor. Cherry to the max, with a super acetic mouthfeel and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2302) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Thanks to ygtbsm94 for bringing this! Nose and flavor hold plum, pear, sour cherry, and a very very dry tartness. Good sweet malt with cheesy dough, more tart dark fruit in the flavor. Nice, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10910) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 Bottle shared by GT2. Pours clear amber/copper with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy lactic, horse blanket, barnyard, grapes, and cherries. Flavor is lactic grapes and cherry sourness, light caramel malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
750mL thanks to Sean9689. Pours a clearish, glowing candy orange with a short lived, denser, white head. Rhubarb and mushroom nose with small green veggies. Taste is sharp, very sour, citric, giant lactic backend. Wickedly salty and mouth watering. Muted but presence acetic heat. Very tough to get through. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Orange yellow pour with a white head. Some bourbon and oak on the nose. Lots of sourness. Dry and very acetic. Fruity, maybe cherry or grape. Bitter finish.

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