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New Holland Barrel Aged Blue Sunday 12

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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12th Anniversary Blue Sunday sour ale aged in Oak. Blue Sunday is a blended barrel project to commemorate our brewery’s anniversary. We raise our glass to the countless people that have contributed to helping New Holland Brewery & Artisan Spirits exist. Your creative energy knows no bounds - Thank you. A custom blend of finished, barrel-aged beer never to be replicated, Blue Sunday 12 celebrates our "12 Years in Beer" in grand fashion. Blue Sunday 12 begins with an earthy nose, a surprisingly crisp body with tart, cherry-like notes and a malty sweetness in its finish. Thanks to everyone involved in "Say Yes to Sunday," our hometown residents can now enjoy the comfort of beer at home, in restaurants or pubs, seven days a week. Cheers!

This is the 2009 Vintage, avialable in 750 ml bottles at the brewpub and through limited distrobution.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to dcschiller. Bright berry, tart, dusty, toffee, slight floral, acidic. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6270) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Brew Kettle. Awesome oaky sour brew - big aroma and flavor. Love this style and this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6639) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a gray head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a combination of earthy funk, light sour fruits with a bit of underlying acid and a strong oak backbone. Flavor starts with has more sour fruits up front with a growing earthy oak note that is quite strong through the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (945) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Pours mahogonny. Note of sour cherries, vinegar, grapes and oak. Sour, but not dominantly so

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark ruby color with a minimal fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart fruit aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy tart berry flavor with a medium to heavy tart & sour finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
I'm at the bar and don't have time to rate this beer fully, but it's a good sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Draft. Clear amber brown color, small off white head. Aroma of vanilla, prunes, dates. Taste is smooth and softly sour with lots of dark fruits. Good character and complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2011
I thought this was going to be super sour, but the flavor is pretty light. I do like it, though. Slightly fruity, lots of oak, some floral.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (1937) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Tasted on 1/14/11 from a 750mL corked and caged bottle. Pours hazy amber orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to leaving an even blanket of lace. The nose is sweet and sour cherry, a good dose of vanilla and cinnamon oak, a bit earthiness, an umami aroma that is hard to describe, and generally dusty. The flavor is sweet caramel malt and cherry up front, moving to some sour notes, the umami, a ton of vanilla and cinnamon oak, and some apple cider vinegar. The body is medium with average carbonation and a medium finish with that strange umami flavor and a bunch of vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2010
22 oz. Bottle. I was curious to try this because I think New Holland is kind of a hit or miss brewery. But since it was under $10, I decided to roll the dice. This is a actually a pretty nice beer, especially for the price. The pour is reddish-brown with a small tannish head, nice lacing. Aroma is sweet, vinegar, funk, and a tiny little bit of alcohol - reminds me a bit of what Rodenbach smells like. The taste is sour, sweet, tart, slight acidity, and finishes dry. There is a strange metallic off-flavor in there was I can’t put my finger on - a little like oxidation. It’s very much in the background and does not detract from the enjoyability of the beer. It only is noticeable in the aftertaste which is very dry and is long-lasting but nothing compared to some other sours, La Folie, for instance. The most striking thing about this beer is the 8.4% alcohol content, which doesn’t even begin to come out until its basically room temperature.


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