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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle shared at JoeMcPhee’s during the 2010 Winter Olympics Gold Medal hockey game: Hazy ruby pour topped by a pinkish off white head. Acetic fruity aroma- vinegary, raspberry, mild lactic notes, sour cherry- nails the Flemish Red character. Very crisp body- dry as a bone. Quite acetic with a vinegary presence and tart cherry. There’s also a cleansing lactic sourness. Bone dry and cleansing. An awesome take on a Flemish Sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Bottle w/ Jordan... a lot more lambic-esque then I was anticipating. A ton of sour...very well integrated. One knock is how quickly the finish fades...starts out strong, fades off fast. A damn fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2010
(on bottle) Sour fresh(young) peas, copper sent.Spritzy fresh, lightly malted, sour dry taste. Tarts nicely and gets somewhat herbish in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2009 Bottle @ Brouwers - Pours out lt amber with a large off whie head...aroma is odd, plenty of phenolic sour oak, buggy funk, but a distinct cat piss quality that I found off-putting, lemon oil and some light vinegar...flavour is similar, sour lemon, tannic wood and punch right up front, but completely dies off to the point that there is no real lingering presence at all...moderately sour and then nothing...decent but I’d much rather have a Folie...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (4731) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Draft at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2009. Creamy, bubbly head. Wild nose of tart yeasts. Ruby-amber, touch hazy. Rising explosion of flavor, incredibly rich sour, malt explosion. As flavorful as they come. Refinement trails at end, which finishes a bit strong and muddled. Undistinguished nose, body of fig, walnut, quince and some oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Deep hazy amber, a little dank and dark, musty, large frothy white head, lacing that sticks, with moderate carbonation.   Wow, that’s a sour nose.   Very funky, basement and barnyard.   Really musty.   Fairly assertive nose.   Strong on first sip.   Vinegar is the biggest thing I get out of this.   Very dry and sour.   Big up front, but does fall off quickly.   Lingering tartness.   Sucks the moisture right out of your mouth.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Comparing to the Deviation I think this one falls in behind it.   Good, a little more brash up front but thankfully It doesn’t kill you on the backside.   Its an assault to the taste buds tho.   Fairly good, in small doses.   Has a bit of lingering unripened fruit skin.   Reminds me of green gooseberries for some reason.   Woth seeking out simply based on its rarity.   Enjoyable, but a little one sided.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazed light red white head. aroma of vanilla, oak, vinegar, and sour cherries. Flavor has cheesey acidic notes, sour cherries, slight medicinal quality. Long cheesy finish. Body is a bit thin. Tasty sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
25 oz bottle, via 5000. Pours a clear reddish copper body with a very fleeting very fizzy off-white head that completely vanished. The nose is almost Gueuze-like with a dry powdered-sugar, oak, and bretty cobweb funk mixture. Some light cherry skins, balsamic vinegar, and caramel as well. Very acidic and biting on the first taste. Some cherry and caramel sweetness towards the middle, then the brett and oak round things out and linger forever. This is very funky and almost Gueuze-like. Very dry and acetic with lots of fizzy effervescent carbonation. A bit of an oak tannin bite on the finish. Pretty good, but as it warmed there’s a bit of a cereal grain note that I don’t especially care for that came out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle @ the HotD dock sale... Poured golden/amber with a huge white head. Spiced, yeast aroma. Dry and sour with malts grains and a light fruits. Overall a top notch sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2009
POured a hazy red brown. Nose is vinegar, red wine, sweet sugars, dark fruits, grapes and raisin. Flavor is a nice blend of sugary sweet malts and fruits mixed with sour red wine and apple cider vinegar.

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