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RATINGS: 183   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.)


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (2403) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2012 bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small head that lingers a bit. Aroma is sour fruit, cheese, and oak wood. Taste is not bad but not very complex. Very tart and somewhat dry fruitiness with a hint of oak. Overall it’s ok but I’m also not a big sour guy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
matthewjk (958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2012
2012 vintage poured into a glass - First of all, nice deep cherry appearance had me interested from the beginning. Then...nothing else came together for me with this one. I didn’t appreciate the cough syrup nose; not the varnished cherry flavors; not the weak palate. New Holland is a big gamble for me, based on previous experience, and this time I came up on the losing side of a $13 investment.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2880) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Pours a dark reddish color with no head and low carbonation. Ample sourness in the aroma, but not overly funky. Just a solid malt vinegar quality with dark cherries. There are lots of earthy tones and raw oaky qualities. Flavor is decently sour with strong malty notes to balance. Distinct hints at cherry, a little metal, more earthiness. Finish lingers on a reasonable tartness. Not bad at all. Very well balanced and assertive. Doesn’t pack the complexity of some of the finest examples.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2280) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Pours a dark cherry brown with no head. Subtle aroma of sour cherry and light vinegar. Taste is complex, cherry and other fruit notes. Smooth and subtle. This is a really nice sour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 5/12/2012 Total Score: 3.8
Pours a dark cherry brown with no head. Subtle aroma of sour cherry and light vinegar. Taste is complex, cherry and other fruit notes. Smooth and subtle. This is a really nice sour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
deyholla (7454) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Sampled the 2012 version at the 15th annual MBGSF. Pours a hazy orange amber with a tan head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma is extremely sour with a vinegar note that is quite off putting and quite extreme. Flavor is similarly bitter and sour with a strong vinegar note that overpowers anything else in the beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Deep translucent orange-red body, thin off-white head/ring of carbonation. Nose of raspberry vinaigrette, cobwebby, dusty, and tart/fruity; Rodenbachesque. Body with funky cheese/toejam and cobwebs, tart but not too sour. The aroma hinted at a more sour body, but the funk was still nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7248) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2012 bomber. Poured clear ruby-amber with a light dusting of off-white head. The aroma picked up tangy cherry skins, oak, and slightly musty cherry meat.. nice balance. The flavor was sour and acidic throughout, with cherry skins and oak leading.. not much support on the middle.. grainy residual sugars and oak plus more cherries on the finish. Light-medium bodied and slick on the palate.. sourness was harsh at times.. OK overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anova167 (303) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Ruby red pour soapy khaki head Acetic aroma, touch of basement and leather Flavor is initially tart with a bit of acetic sweetness. Kinda watery finish. Decent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6149) - Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle to to tumbler (2012 vintage). Looks decent; darker than I expected though. Smells tart and fruity. Tastes good; much like it smells, but better. And the blueberry marries well with the rest of the flavors. Mouthful is nice too. Good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (744) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle at Happy Gnome: pours reddish amber with almost no carbonation. Nose is complex with cherries, oak, vanilla, prune, grain, bourbon, white grapes. The Flemish sour characteristics materialize as you sip this beer. Tart and sour on the finish. Dry, lighter bodied and quite drinkable for ABV. Was showcasing the style to my study group buddy Joe and he really liked this beer so I'm thinking it's quite approachable for a newbie as well as a sour head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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