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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.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2762) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle at home with my wife. Poured a clear cola-brown, with a beautiful red tint and a small khaki head that quickly dissipated. Tart cherries, dark fruit, tannin, grapeskin, oak, and light vanilla in the aroma. Taste is black cherry, dark fruit, wood, light vinegar and acid, cranberry, and funk with a moderately tart finish that leaves my lips feeling tingly. Medium mouthfeel with fizzy carbonation. Well-balanced, not overly acidic, complex, and highly drinkable. Very well-built Flemish sour. Underrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2012
tap at Trion (Feb 17, 2012) - Pours dark ruby red with a very small lingering head. It has a good, sour, fruity aroma. The flavor is tart and fruity thatís also somewhat sweet and funky. Itís medium bodied and leaves a tart aftertaste. What we have here is a very tasty, balanced sour beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7608) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
22 oz purple foiled bomber. 2012 vintage. It pours a deep black cherry red adn struggles to form a head. Eventually I got it to about 1 cm, rising to the rim of the glass. It recedes quickly with a few specks of lacing. I like the smell on this one. Smells in many ways like a nice flanders red. It has a bit more of bluntness with some sugary sweetness due to the gravity. It has nice vinegar, berries, cherries, funky almost medicinal qualities.The oak is huge here providing a huge but mellow vanilla and wood scent. Medium sourness in the smell. The flavor is definitely sweet but nice. The oak is again just pounding in this one. Medium to low sourness but it is pleasant. It isnít as light and zippy as it should be but it is nice. The funkiness in the aroma doesnít make it as much into the taste. The vinegar is mild and the fruit flavors are decently mellow. The mouthfeel feels about right. It is complex but the sweetness ruins it, they nee to dial down the gravity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerjunkie15 (55) - Romeoville, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Big fan of sours to begin with. Poured from a bomber dark brown but smells beautiful. Would love to have again, not too sour but just sour enough to twinge your cheeks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4964) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
2012 bottle shared by a friend at the 3rd Annual Sour Town tasting on 5/26/12. Clear reddish copper pour with a thin off-white head. Malty nose with cherry notes and balsamic vinegar sour/sweet accents. Malty and caramelly flavor with a fruity, sour and somewhat roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1353) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle. 2012 vintage. Poured into a tulip glass a darker copper brown color with a slight tan head. Nice sour aroma mixed with some wood notes. Some caramel as well. Medium mouthfeel. Dark fruit tartness up front with a oaky and slightly bitter aftertaste. Not as complex and smooth as other offerings but not bad just a little rough around the edges.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3043) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle from a trade with michael-pollack. Pours clear medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of sour cherries, oak, and vanilla. Sour cherry and wood flavors with some caramel, and vanilla. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very nice. Thanks Pollack.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Pours a clear and dark brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, sour, dried fruit and wood. The flavor follows the nose with additional balsamic vinegar. The palate is acidic with sweetness. Overall a very good beer with a complex aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Vintage 2012. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, oak, sour, vanilla and dark fruit. Flavour is sour, acidic, dark fruit, caramel, grapefruit and oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14045) - 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.

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