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RATINGS: 173   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.)


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8650) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1137) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2013
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours a dark red with an off white head. tart grape with a bit of a oak taste #gabf

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
22oz bomber shared by Pineypower! Thanks Dean! Pours a clear amber color with a thin foamy tan head. Aroma of sour fruit, brett, oak, and red wine vinegar. Taste funky sour fruit, oak, red grape skins, and vinegar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle. Poured a clear ruby color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour, cherry and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (4199) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
22oz bobmer shared by pineypower during the goodbye jcwatts tasting, thanks Dean. Poured clear mahogany brown body with an average sized foamy beige head. Aroma of light sour notes, chalky, dusty, cherry, some light chocolate and acidity. Medium body that is rather acidic, average to stronger carbonation with strong acididty on the end. Flavor is nicely sour, berries, cherry, lemons, touch of grains. Good stuff overall.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1743) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Dark cherry pour. Mostly clear candy-apple color against candlelight. Fizzy/foamy off-white head. Not a lot of aroma. Pleasant sour with a lot of barrel tannins. Currant jelly. Strawberry-Rhubarb. Sweet and sour sauce. Leather. Wild blueberries. Dried leaves. Quite tart and very astringent. Great unusual sour!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (552) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
This is a pretty good sour. Nice round flavor profile, but it isnít as complex as I would hope. Still a really good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (4198) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Way too expensive. $12 for a glass at bocktown. Yes, very similar tot he last blue sunday I had a couple of years ago. Tart, but with a bitter backnote. Smells pretty good and overall this is not a bad sour but I really had a hard time with it once I got my bill. I could have got a sixpack of mixed micros for what I paid for this. Ii wish they would tell you the price before you order, thatís the only drawback at bocktown. Shucks, I paid much less than that for a liter bottle a little while ago.
Earlier Rating: 6/18/2011 Total Score: 3
I apologize Brian, my wife popped this open and gave it to me when I asked for another beer, drat! From a purple label bottle. Pour is dark brown with hints of tartness in the aroma. Smell is almost like some cantillons Iíve had. Yes quite tart on the first taste but not over the top. Does have some fruit in the background. You would never know this stuff is near 9%. Some sizzly co2 in there. Easy going with a little bite but that sour flavor keeps poking thru, again, it is not over the top in sourness; its just the right amount to keep your attention. Finish is not a big sour jingling, its more laid back and it leaves just a tad of medicinal feel to it, just barely. Yesserie. goes down way too easy for a high alky beer. Uh huh, alarmingly hides alky well, except for that hint on the finsh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle: † Deep red with a brownish hue, thin sudsy tannish head, spotty lacing. † Oakish and kriek on the nose, slight vinegar sweet and sour aspects. † Similar on the tongue though not as tart. † Slightly dry. † Not as big as others, fairly moderate overall. † Slight wood and kriek notes on the finish. † Average, but still enjoyable. † Thanks Kevin!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
snapple2 (12) - Dallas, Alabama, USA - SEP 3, 2013
The barrel aging really mellows this sour down a bit but it is still mouth puckering sour.


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