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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.)


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5473) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Some cherry in this and good bretta infusion. Pours amber with good head and lacing. Light sour and tangy finish. Light oak. Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4626) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle at the Brony bottle share at Travlrs place. Pours a clear cola brown with an off white head. Aroma of sour fruit. Flavors of blueberry and oak.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4593) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Pours dark purple / brown , rather clear . Smell is full, fruity . Taste is sour , full , fruity , intense . Nice blueberry finish . Bit fleshy . Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours a ruddy red/brown color, with a tiny cream head that disappears. Aromas of heavy oak, dark fruit, funk, and whiskey. Taste is more of the same, with a dominating bourbon taste and a finish crowned with layers of oak and fruit. Very complex, sour, and very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1517) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
2014 Bottle from DrFabulous in the Locals 5.2 trade. Thanks! Pours red brown with a beige head. Smells of vinegar, cherry, blueberry, oak. Very nice aroma! Flavor is a bit if caramel sweetness up front, leading to sour cherry, vinegar, dry raspbery, blueberry, oak.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3584) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle, shared by a kind soul in a location remote to my dining room.
The beer pours a very purple color with a small but well retained head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is a bit of balsamic vinegar, some oak, and a bunch of tart berries.

The flavor is very tart with a nice blueberry character though out . Its sour, and oaky and the acetic character is pretty well controlled. The beer is largely dry with a very low level of bitterness.

A nice one, one that Im going to look forward to trying year after year these beers get distributed in our market once New Holland heads our way.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (638) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
This rating is based on a 2014 bottle. Poured into snifter. Pours a brown with hints of red sparkling underneath. Head is white and two fingers and leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma - a touch of oak, tart/sour berry, some sour apple, and funk. Taste - sour grape, cherry, touch of vanilla underneath and more funk. Well balanced between funk, tartness, and sweetness with the balance towards the first two (just the way I like it). This is excellent and Im glad I have another one in the cellar.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (5816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2014
On tap somewhere in Asheville. Slightly tart blueberry mash. Little else to the nose. Pretty syrupy and sugary. Some acidic fruit skin tang. Medium body, full on the palate. Decent stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1007) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
22oz bottle - 2014 vintage - pours a reddish brown with tan head . Big Brett aromas with a hint of green apple . Taste is fairly sour upfront finishes with some oak and sweetness . Notes of tart cherry , green apple and toasted oak . Very tasty brew . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4980) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
Draft: Pours brown-amber with a creamy tan head. Sour raspberry, vinegar scent. Taste is tangy raspberry, wheat, vinegar. Nicely sour...plenty of flavor. Very nice.


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