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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This unique anniversary libation, heritage-blended from our library of barrel-soured beers, exhibits deeply layered flavors of malt and oak, with a tart finish.

This is the 2010 Vintage and all vintages from now on (2011, etc.), available in 22 oz bottles dated with specific vintage year labeling (Ex: "2010", "2011", etc.)


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5381) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Pours deep brown with an off-white head. The aroma has balsamic vinegar, dark berries, oakiness, toasty malt, caramel and a smooth sourness that is has malt and sour, but not much of a sweet character. Medium body that is pretty big for the style and soft gentle carbonation. The flavor begin very malty for a sour beer, but enough sourness to keep it from sweetening things up like on the aroma. There is a deep maltiness, blueberry/blackberry type berry notes, some citrus and smooth oak. The finish has much of the same along with some peach and light vinegar. Nice beer, but doesn’t really fit neatly into the sour/wild style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1706) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Pours a clear dark garnett with a thin off white head. Aroma is vinous. A sour tart dry red wine taste along with a little butterscotch. Very good actually, if you like to pucker up!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Sampled at the First Inaugural Raleigh Rare and Vintage Beer Festival. 2012 vintage. Clear red pour with good tan head ring. Aroma had a toejam funkiness to it. Flavor was not so much sour, but more acidic than anything. Still tasted very young. Might do better with some age.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Tasted in late November 2011 from a 22oz bomber bottle shared by someone at unclejedi’s birthday tasting. Pours clear amber with an average off-white head that leaves an average collar of lace. The nose is sour and tart lemon with some dark balsamic vinegar and caramel malt. The flavor is malty sweet and lemon tart with some caramel and balsamic notes. The body is medium with sticky tannin, lively carbonation, and a long, tart balsamic finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Pours dark amber in color with an off-white head. Strong cherry and berry aromas (strawberry and raspberry, mostly) give a nice fruitiness. Otherwise, much of the nose is vinegar. A slight leather component to it. A minimal malt sweetness on the palate. It’s, like the nose, mostly vinegar with a bit of oak, leather, and fruit. Pretty simplistic and vinegary--not my favorite kind of sour beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bomber. Pours a rich copper, ruby color with reddish hue. Slight off white head. Acidic aroma, some malt noted. Taste is a tart fruitiness, sharp on the tongue. Very interesting flavors, good combo with sweetness of the malt. Let it warm a bit, and you get a different beer. Barrell aging becomes more apparent. Buttery, banana finish. Very Good, excellent for the sour style!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Clean ruby copper pour with one finger of tan head. Acetic nose, lots of diacetyl in there too. Popcorn and butter on the finish. Some cherry skins and a medium tartness. Tastes like lots of pediococcus made lots of diacetyl. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Root beer colored pour, on tap at Churchkey. Nose holds balsamic and red wine vinegar, plum, oaky vanilla, and wood. The flavor is extremely acidic, with more fruity vinous tones and acetic abrasiveness. Damn solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours a clear light cola color with a thin white head. Aroma with tons of oak and wood. Some funk and cherry with notes of toasted bread and notes. Flavor is sweet when it first hits the tongue. Funky and fruity, with some cherry notes. Moderately tart and dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2011
22oz bottle: pours a transparent deep mahogany with ruby hues and a well-lacing light tan head. Has a lightly fruity, vinous and tart nose with notes of toasted oak. Starts with pretty good fullness and effervescent carbonation with some sweet dark caramel and black cherries with a decent balance of tartness before a drier finish with some lingering buttery oak. True to style and nice complexity.


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