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New Belgium Bottleworks 10th Anniversary Wild Ale

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (3136) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (9562) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1161) - 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 (1908) - 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 (5195) - 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 (7560) - 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.

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