Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to dcschiller. Bright berry, tart, dusty, toffee, slight floral, acidic. Very good.
BVery (5153) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Brew Kettle. Awesome oaky sour brew - big aroma and flavor. Live this style and this beer.
deyholla (5403) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dogfish120love (830) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mahogonny. Note of sour cherries, vinegar, grapes and oak. Sour, but not dominantly so
Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.