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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
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
From bottle, blind #9, courtesy of thewolf. Pours dark brown to golden orange with a small tan head. Aroma is dry acidic and fruity. Distinct barnyard too. Acidic, spiced and sour flavoured. Light malt base. Sour to acidic flavoured finish. Smooth and yet with a light acetone bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21421) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Murky variegated yellow brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of rising brown sourdough bread. Taste is sour brown soda bread. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Tasting at Eugene’s; corked bottle
Cloudy amber color with copper hue, small head. Nice aroma, sour with a lot of cherry pits, and some funkiness. Puckery sour, cherry flavor, very acidic; astringent in the final.
Very nice. Extreme. Complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15536) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle. Blindtasting @ Thewolf. Pours a cloudy copper with a off white creamy head. Tart, vinous, oak, earthy, brett nose. Very dry with a bit of vinegar. Fine balance. Bone dry and fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , 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 16/20
mcberko (14361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy amber orange with a small white head. Aroma is quite complex, with wood from the barrels upfront along with various wild yeasts. Flavour is very complex, with loads of red wine barrels, medium tartness and wild yeasts. Harmonious and wonderfully balanced. The age has done this well, with no off-notes discernible. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13260) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
Hazy pale amber with a small white head. Aroma of funk, fruit and brett. Tart and fruity flavour, with some tannin, a little almond, and oak-ish coconut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12717) - 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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