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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Stone Sour Fest 09. Didnít take detailed notes, but the few I have suggest I enjoyed this one. General sour qualities, nicely done.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2009
On tap and from a 750mL Bottle. Moderately transparent, ruddy copper color with a thin head of wispy white. Acidic fruity esters abound in the aroma, suggesting strawberry, papaya, and hints of musty lemon. Supporting layers of rustic funk add a mild cheesy note and depth to the sourness. Mild-moderately acetic, but balanced nicely by a dryer, gueuze-like funk. Medium light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a moderate acidity and cleansing dryness. The tongue puckering induced by the acid helps add a pleasant perception of body. Crisp and acidic up front on the palate, with a nice balance between puckering lactic tartness and some sweeter, fruitier, acetic sourness. The acids work well with the malt base to enhance the perception of red berry flavors. The flavors are outstanding initially, but begin to fall off a bit more quickly than Iíd like, forcing my to keep sipping in order to appreciate the sour red berries that come out right away on the palate. Having this back-to-back with Love doesnít help, as it really highlights the lack-of-finish by comparison. Clean finish, with a mild, fruity tartness left lingering on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Tap at Stone Sour 09. I will admit to being unimpressed with this one. Nose is an unappealing Colorado graininess with a very generic sour quality - like Cable Car. Quite sour, but generically so, to reiterate. Yeasty, lemony, only mild fruitiness. I will say in print that after reading DaSilkyís rating, I feel like I missed something. But as it happens, this is what Iíve got.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Tap @ Stone Sour Fest 09. Cloudy dark orange with an off white film. Fruity aroma with a good dose of oaky funk. The sourness on this one is up there, lots of berries throughout and very crisp. Medium bodied and sharp on the palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Tap @ Stone Sour Fest 2009. Pours a lightly hazed burnt orange color with a small off white ring. Tart cherries, dark berry fruits, vinegar and oak. Nice cherry notes on the palate with some dry wood and acidic vinegar to round things out.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 on 7/20/09 i says i say: dark, spiced pumpkin color with off-white head. Sour apricot nose with waves of suede, fresh herbs, and powdered sugar. Sour but soft fruity maltiness, clean and smooth, with a subtle yet intriguing plasticy nature. Extremely subtle yet enticing this one is, very much dig this. fo sho. 9.5.9.5.17 AND....2 months later, my second rating forgetting that Iíve already rated it: Cloudy Orange, full sheet of head. Nicely acidic, fruity nose with apricot and lemon. Tart and fruity, and super clean sour flavors bursting with lemon, nectarine, & Apricot. Super Clean, perfected sourness, breathtaking acidity. Masterpiece 9.5.9.5.18

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1125) - Claremont, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Had at Stone Sour Fest 2009. Pours cloudy dark orange color with not much head. Aroma of sour fruit and funky-ness. Taste of oak, cherries, vinegar, lots of puckerness. Palate is decent. Overall pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Tap at 2009 Stone Sour Fest. Pours a golden brown. Tart oak dark cherry. Chewy mouth, salivating yet dry. A nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Tasted at Stone Sour Fest. Hazy copper with a creamy white head. Tart acidic citric lemon aroma and taste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2009
(750ml bottle, courtesy of AmEricanbrew) Pours a hazy amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of vinegar, grapefruit, earthiness, wood, barnyard, and herbs. Flavor of peach, citrus, berries, and lots of funk with a dry finish.


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