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RATINGS: 172   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.)


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3929) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Aroma is fruit, malts, slight mustiness and a hint of blueberries. The flavor is malts, fruit, mild sweetness and a very long and tart blueberry finish. Normally donít care for blueberry ales due to blandness, this one was actually pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle shared at the Foothills Sexual Chocolate pre-release party. Pours a clear ruby. Nice funk and slight soapiness with plenty of cherry sourness. Barnyard and lactic finish. Slight tang with plenty of tartness. Really nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours a nice ruby/brown color with a lingering white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is dominated by sour fruit, not picking up any oak or malt aromas. Tatse, like the aroma, is strong with tart fruits, apples, cherries, and pear notes with a slightly oakish finish. Pretty good offering, nice sour funk here.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
t8dd (44) - Mascoutah, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
22oz. Bottle poured into a tulip. Notes of wood, dried cherries on the nose. Clear deep ruby red with no head and very minimal lacing. Sour, dark jammy fruits, wood, slight funk, apples. Dry finish. Really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours a very dark red color. A foamy carbonation on the mouthfeel. An immediate candy feel tartness. Flavor dissipates quickly. Very dry finish. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Mmm... Awesome blue berry, bourbon-vanilla, oaky tannic aroma. Nice bigger sour taste, satisfyingly sour. Totally clear amber color. Minimal off-white head, no lace. Bigger body. Good, smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Hint of chocolate, some good darker nutty malts, especially in the aftertaste. Very tasty stuff. Awesome long sour complex aromatic aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2274) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
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...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2470) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Shared 2012 bomber, poured to snifters with a clear, mahogany color, a light layer of head foam that quickly diminished to a bubbly ring, and light spots of lacing. The taste was a touch of vanilla and tart cherry. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation, yet some nice prickliness on the tongue, the taste was sour cherry, with tanniny astringency, and faint & fleeting hints of caramel and light grain as graham cracker? The oak prompted a pleasant dryness throughout. Very impressed!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours out a root beer color with a small white head. Aroma is of tart sour fruits, Brett, berries and some oak. Taste is complex, derived fruits, tart, funky Brett, berries, oak, mild lingering acidic notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8239) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Sample from 2012 bottle (#15) at the Ale Wine & Spirits beer tasting on 10/24/2013: The beer is a cloudy reddish-brown color with a medium white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Cherry, oak and yeast in the nose. Medium-bodied with a moderately tart black cherry character and notes of earthy malt, oak and slight vinegar. The finish is tart with a fruity aftertaste. Pretty good all around.


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