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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2011
(22oz bottle courtesy of dionysus). Pours brown with off-white head. Aroma is sour with some fruit notes sour and fruit sweet. Smooth finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2011
beautiful reddish purple pour from bottle. Small white head. Aroma of tart fruit, blueberry, black cherry, sourness, must and vinegarette. There is a nice sweetness in the nose that tradtionally is absent with all of the other elements. Musty and dusty flavor. slight oakiness, slight tartness. Not as sour as I would’ve expected. More sugars in it as well. Mostly blueberry in this profile. Dryness works well with the rest of it here. Very nice. I love this series of sours.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4996) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Amber pour with white head and lace. Acidic sour aroma. Oak, acidic sour, Medium bodied with aggressive carbonation. A sour no doubt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1722) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Shared at the Nashville Beer Summit. Deep amber color, sour and sweet aroma. Sharp sour sting at first and quickly gone- no aftertaste. Body is likewise short lived.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Shared at Nashville Beer Summit 1.0. Pours murky dark amber with very little head. Funky aroma. Medium bodied with an earthy mouth feel. Flavor of caramelly malts, brown sugar, and cherry- with nice balance between the tartness and acidity. Nothing over the top, but it a good way. Solid

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle 2010 vintage. Aroma has sour notes of funk, leather, berries and caramel malts. Deep dark reddish amber hue with an average off-white head that left some lace. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy tart. Palate is full bodied and soft with a nice tart sourness and dry finish. Overall a solid sour brew from New Holland. Complex and rich but needs more sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1302) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2011
22 ounce bottle, vintage 2010. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a dark brown/reddish color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is tart apples, grapes, and some oak. The aroma was strong right out of the bottle, but it got weaker pretty quick. The brew tastes like tart apples and cherries, grapes, oak and some blueberries. It’s mostly tart, but the sweet fruity flavors show up a bit more as the beer warms. Mouthfeel/body is medium, with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, the alcohol isn’t very noticable at all which helps makes this brew easy to drink. I think this is a good overall beer, I think it’s worth trying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
benpearson (6) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2011 does not count
Poured an interesting dark amber purple color, with a slight head. Slight cherry aroma. Hints of cherry, vinegar, citrus, raisins, and oak are first noticed followed by a long unripe blueberry finish. Definitely a nice sour taste. Almost sticky on the lips.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
milewide (1497) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 Modest head that went fast. Unique dark amber/purple (!) color. Flavor is tart fruit, oak and lambic sourness. Wonderful sour ale! I wish: price was less than $12.99/22 oz., it was available year around and it was packaged in 12 oz. bottles! Rerate: 2014 version is about $7.99/22 oz. and seems to have more oak barrel aroma. A wonderful sour!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1829) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle. Not much head formation, and a very dark brown hue with lighter brown edges. Tart fresh cherries and a nice woodiness in the aroma, but nothing overpowering in the aroma. Nicely tart flavor with sour cherries, touches of vinegar, unripe fruits, and a woody sourish finish. Thinner to medium body with tiny but bubbly carbonation. Nice drinking, very balanced.


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