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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.)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Vintage 2010 ]. Clear medium brown red - amber colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, raisin, moderate yeasty, baking yeast, moderate to light heavy raisin, prune, dried dark fruit, light vinegar - aceton. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, raisin, berry - blue berry !! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121109]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14243) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are brett, malt, caramel, fruits and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14170) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 75cl. It pours a more or less clear body, reddish dark golden in color and with a thin layer of off-white bubbles. The aroma is berry-ish and sourish, quite straightforward. Blueberries? The flavor is mostly on the berry side, with some vinegar, lemon notes and a touch of malts. Quite dry. Berry finish. Well, not my favorite, itís nice, but lacks big time on complexity. 121109

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14113) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle @ Odense Smagning, May 2012. Pours clear ruby amber with a small white head. Nose is vinous with lots of oak, berries and caramel. Pretty American. Slight scent of balsamic vingar. Dry finish. Good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13517) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Draft. Hazy maroon color, medium off white head. Aroma of sour berries, vanilla. Taste has softly sour stone fruit, vanilla. Dry and dusty finish. Nice stuff.
Earlier Rating: 12/23/2010 Total Score: 4.2
A new arrival at Churchkey, this was a 750 ml bottle shared with Nahem and company, as well as a DC couple next to me who did not reciprocate :-(( A clear blueish brown color (Iím not kidding, Iíve never seen a beer this color). Aroma of sour grapefruit and unidentifiable dark fruits. Taste is cranberry, slightly bitter, slightly sour (lacto), with a bitter blueberry finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11992) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy dark red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, vinegar and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 091112

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Draft at Thirsty Monk during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear, deep gold with a creamy, white head. Citric lemon aroma. Light sweet flavor with punchy tartness, lactic twang, tart lemons. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Good tart berry finish with lingering lactic funk. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Pours dark amber in color with an off-white head. Strong cherry and berry aromas (strawberry and raspberry, mostly) give a nice fruitiness. Otherwise, much of the nose is vinegar. A slight leather component to it. A minimal malt sweetness on the palate. Itís, like the nose, mostly vinegar with a bit of oak, leather, and fruit. Pretty simplistic and vinegary--not my favorite kind of sour beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11475) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 8.4% @ FOneFan. Clear amber/brown with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, bread, sour, little oxidized, caramel and yeast. Flavour is malt, yeast, sour, bread, very dry, vinegar and fruit.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
Vintage 2012. Chestnut colour with a small off-white head. Classic American Sour aroma of dried fruit, caramel, fresh oak barrel and mild balsamic vinegar. Sweet and sour flavour of caramel, fruit and vinegar with strong oak character.


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