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RATINGS: 197   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.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1308) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Aroma:Yum! There’s the harsh sour smell, as well as blueberry pancakes with syrup or honey. Appearance:Amber in color with lots of off-white head that dissipates quickly. Taste:This is a nice mild sour, with good fruit flavors on the foretaste. There are blueberries as well as other mixed berries. The aftertaste is a little watery as the flavors get diluted and fade. Palate:Slightly harsh, light to medium body, good carbonation. Overall:This is an easy drinking sour. It would be very easy to put a lot of this away in one sitting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle (13: 2010) via a trade with drfabulous. Tasted blind among many sours. Pours with a hazed red-bronze body and an off-white head. Aroma is fruity, vinous, oaky with some berries and tannins. Flavors are a bit waxy, fruit, caramel and vinous with a tart finish. Medium bubbles. Feels a bit heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured dark amber/mahogany with a thin head. Lots of oak, some light tanins, and strong fruit tartness. This much better than their other sour/fruit ales in this series. Nice, dry, souring finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a semi-hazy brown. The aroma is a lot of tartness and oak with some very feint hints of fruity sweetness in the background. The flavor is tartness followed by oak tannins and a very subtle sweetness that reminds me of green grapes and mild berries. The carbonation on this beer is well done. I am glad to see a solid offering from New Holland and I would definitely drink this again due to the very limited offering of sours in my immediate area but I would never pick this over even say Cantillon Classic Gueze. I would say this is a pretty good starter sour for someone though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7386) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. I didn’t realize there was a different one of these every year, but now I get what the 13 was for- vintage 2010, obviously. Pours a cloudy, bright brown with golden tints along the sides and almost no head. Aroma of blueberries, lemon juice, caramel malts, vanilla, oak, grapes, and lemon juice. Flavor of blueberries, oaky funk, caramel malts, balsamic vinegar, vanilla, lemon citrus, and brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with a tart, sweet mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Pretty cool, complex sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Clear, iced tea colored, with little beige islands of foam floating on top. Fruity, sour aroma, with a lactic note. Flavor is more complex than the aroma lets on - sour and fruity, but also a woodsy component, as well as something like sour cream (in a good way). As it warms, more lemony, woodsy flavors emerge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a mahogany color with an off white head. Aromas of oak, lighter vinegar, cherries, and fruity. Tastes of oak, fruity, cherries, and some vanilla. Lightly sweet with a light sour finish.

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