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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2010
An amazing extra throw in by a very generous WA BA. pours burnt orange, copper, with 1/2 " of khaki head that recedes to thin sheet. Lactic vinegar with green apple oak. Strong cherry vinegar initial taste with light funk and oak finish. dry with good carbonation. seems to be a blend of eric’s ale, la folie, and another NB sour on steroids. this is damn good stuff but could destroy a palate at more than 12oz a serving.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9560) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2010
75o ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, citrus, sour cherries, apple, lactic notes, light barnyard and light leather with a hint of vinegar. Palte was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of carmel lactic acid, light apple, light sour cherry, light spice and a hint of leather with a crisp dry lingering tart funky finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10653) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a dark copper color with plenty of red accents. The head is towering and off-white. S: Lots of acidity in the nose. Mostly lactic sourness, but a fair amount of vinegar as well, along with sour cherries, lemons, and oak. T: The flavor is almost like a more intense La Folie (if that’s possible). Lots of sour cherries, lemons, and green apples. The vinegar is quite noticeable as is a musty funk and tannic oak quality. M: The body is medium with a high level of carbonation and a very puckering and dry finish. D: This is one of the more sour beers I’ve ever had, and I enjoyed it. Lots of great cherry and wood notes, and the vinegar was potent but not over the top.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle from Kevin. Thx. The pour is muddy orangish brown with an inch high white head. The aroma is nice and fruite and differs between young honey melon and peaches. Pretty sour indeed with a hint of lactic notes. First in your mouth it has a really nice gueuze taste with a nicely balanced and nuanced taste between sour and sweet notes. The mouthfeel is medium with a finish that are somehow narrow with some bitterness, pineapple and hints of malt. Nice and darn fresh.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5960) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
In short: An intense (VERY intense) leathery, acidic and sour ale. Great stuff even if a little too intense.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when a little over 1 year of age. Sent to me by after4ever, thanks a whole lot Tom
The look: Cloudy golden body topped by a small beige head
In long: Fantastic nose. Very rustic, very sharp, very wild bretty, almost like a real lambic. Taste is very intense, lots of leather, acidic grapefruits, sour cherries, lots of lactic acid, cheese, puckering tannins, wood, vinegar, fruit salad. Very intense, I could have downed a Cantillon Gueuze faster than I downed that bottle. Took me almost an hour to drink the bottle. The nose is fantastic, the taste is fantastic, but the whole thing is not fantastic. The beer is just too intensely leathery and sour. It is overall ‘just’ excellent. I hope I don’t sound like a little wimp because I complain a beer is too intense. It’s bad enough that I look and act like one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Hazy ruddy pour. The nose is incredible. Rich and fruity with loads of bright cherry character. Very funky and tart with a long lingering lactic finish. There is a kiss of wheat malt contribution on the back that I actually quite enjoy. Sweet/sour, funky/delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Draft @ Big Wood ’09; clear copper with slight white head; lovely tartness and fruity sourness; nice barnyard funk with acidic green apples and pears; bready, fruity and raw; smooth, almost silky texture with that nice sour dullness; pretty tasty and much more so than I remember at the original release

Initial notes (3.8) – Draft @ Brouwer’s Bottleworks X release party; dark orange with thin white head; cheese, apples and lemons on the nose; quite sharp and sour on frist sip with lemony sour and mild oaky sweetness; nice and cheesy, but hard to drink next HOTD Matt that’s for sure

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilligoose (3227) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 27, 2010
Rating #1300. tap at brouwer’s sour fest. pours a murky, dirty, muddy brown with a small beige head. moderate lactic sourness, lemon. some light dirty hay muddied funk. plastic leather funkiness. sour lactic creamy maple yogurt sourness. pretty acidic. my description might sound a little messy, but this was quite good. would drink this again in a heart beat. complex, interesting, tasty beer. awesome stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Huge thanks to tex for this in a trade well over a yr ago! A-Body is a very foggy, nearly, opaque, dark, dingy, amber hue. Pours with a one finger nearly off-white head and leaves plenty of lacing all the way down the glass. S- Overall impression of the nose is slightly sweet. Apricot, peach, oak, vanilla, slight acidic tartness, slight vinegar, funky brett- pear, apple. T- Flavor profile is moderate in strength and leans toward being more sour than balanced-but is very complex. The acidic tartness is the highlight but does not mask what is beneath it. Flavors of lemon, vanilla,bready yeast and oak are in the background-and apple and pear deep in the background. The sourness goes on and on but a some mild oak and a hint of vanilla linger as well. P- Moderate tingly carbonation, with a medium weight yeasty, and very smooth consistency. O- This is an awesome sour. Good complexity to it. Lots of tartness with a nice sweet background. One of my favorite of the style so far- too bad this is a one time release! Serving type: bottle

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (5842) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2010
On tap at Brouwers during Sour Fest 2010. A hazy brown color with almost no head. The aroma is huge sour wood and fruits. A wonderful dry tart flavor, smooth and fruity. Very sour cherry and brown ale flavors, rich and very nice. One of my favorite’s that day.


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