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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Red brown hue with light tan head. This beer has plenty going on in both the aroma and flavor. Wood, bret yeast, maltiness, some vinegar, and berries.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2011
pours a nice dark purple color but as it settles its an ugly purple/brown, a light tan head, very watery... smells shockingly good, sour, grapes and oak, a tad sweet and generic but surpassed anything I dreamed for a New Holland Sour... the taste is really sour, its a light pucker that almost robs it of flavor, grapes, oak, the finish is a bit flat, but this isnít bad... very drinkable for an 8% sour... Iíd have this again

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark red-brown color with a small foamy tan head that left some lacing. The aroma was tart berries and faint vinegar. The flavor was very tart with a moderate note mixed berries and a touch of oak. The finish was long with lingering tart berries. Medium body. Remarkably refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy bruin body with a yellow off white head. Sour cherry notes, wheat, bread, mild grainy body. Acetic with a light paper tone. The body just felt wrong here but i only had a small sample to further elaborate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4786) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2011
Thanks to jlanning215 for this one in trade. Pours dark red-amber with an off-white head. Nose is some vinegar, berry, tart, oak, and a mild funk. Flavor is similar with berry, oak, tart, and a semi sweet finish that transitions into a dry quality. This is a great gateway sour with well-hidden booze.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle at the release of batch 3 Rosso down at Captain Lawrence. Pours a clear orange brown with a thin white head. Soft and sweet, toast and wheat. Medium bodied, slightly sour, lightly acetic, soft and dusty berry notes. Sweet and lightly nutty acetic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3002) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2011
A delicious sour beer! Itís been quite some time since Iíve had a new sour and this beer reminds me why I love them so much. Aroma is nice. Sour cherry and vinegar. Pour was a nice deep ruby with a few tan splotches for a head. Taste was nice , sour and drying. Cherry, grape and vinegar with slight hints of oak. Very strong sour aftertaste with heavy carbonation. Great beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1326) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle, this beer has a dark red pour that is black at the sides (there was a little haze), and made a small white and off-white head, this beer has aromas of cherry, wood, some liquor and sweet liquor fragrances with faint berry in the background, comes off as a sweet and sour ale that is barrel aged, the flavors are woody caramel, cherry, and some berry, a little liquor flavor in the background, some sour bite after the finish, mouth feel is about medium, it is kind of dry at the finish, and has a little malt flavor with a sour twang after the finish, a nice sour ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a reddish pink with a frothy off white head. Nose was medium tart with citrus, oak and some faint vinous qualities. Also medium tart on the palate, light vinegar, oak and tart citrus.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Pours red with a billowy tan head. Wonderful aromas of funk, black pepper, orange zest, burlap, hay, and wood. Flavor is incredibly smooth, initial malty warmth smoothly becomes progressively sour as wood esthers, dark fruit, burlap, soil, and common wood sorrell (sour clover), with a going-away cheese-like funk and a sweet tart moment, leading to a grassy finish. The most interesting aspect is how it transitions slowly and smoothly into each moment on the palate, with no abruptness between profiles. Incredible.


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