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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1675) - Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Tap. Medium Brown Amber. Lasting Light tan head. Drippy lace. Aroma is sour, fruity (maybe I was imagining it but I got blueberry - and in flavor as well). Sour, tart, funky. Soft carbonation. Pleasant finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2013 Tap. Rich reddish amber pour with a spotty white head. Some oak in this, and a whole bunch of sour / tart dark fruit. Solid and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2265) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. deep brown, tan head. aged woody olde bruin nose. flavour is similar, lots of oak, nice fruity layer, not overly tart. i dont think i could identify the fruit used if i tasted this blind. good but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Had this at rrbf last weekend, but cannot remember if it was from the keg or bottle. I want to say keg, but am not sure. Listed on the menu as Barrel #22 so Im also not sure if this is supposed to be a new entry as I see many for this beer with various corresponding numbers that do not seem to represent the year which is also included. Oh well. I think I’ve had other vintages of this brew in the past, but have never felt motivated to rate. New Holland always seems to be promising at first, but always leaves something to be desired in the end. This one is no different. Shows some promise with an initial fruity tart nose, but the flavor is only semi-tart, leading to a slightly sweet, fruity finish. Okay, but Tyler was raving about it. I think I just like things more sour than him.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooter520 (185) - - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle. Appearance: very clear ruby brown with two finger and quickly dissipating tight bubbled off-white head. Aloma: tart fruit and vinegar, caramel and maybe touch of chocolate malt, mild Brett funk, big woody oakiness. Taste: starts off with mild (barely noticeable) chocolate and roasted malts, with tart fruit, Brett funk and oak in middle thru the end; ends dry oaky; not super tart. Mouthfeel: medium body with medium carbonation. Overall: not worth $15/22oz. Good flavors but falls kind of flat in the finish. Not super complex but very drinkable. Wish it were more sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle. amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is oak, berries, malt, hop. Flavour is oak, berries, hop, malt, vanilla. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Draft at Whole Foods Glen Allen, VA. Pours a hazy amber color with a large creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart fruits and a mild bit of funk. The taste is tart fruits, earth, mild funk. Medium bodied, and the finish falls flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3397) - Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/6/2012. Pours slightly cloudy ruby red color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of sour cherry, apple, cranberry, pepper, oak, clove, earth, leather, hay, grass, funk, red wine vinegar, and earthy yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky notes. Taste of tart cherry, apple, cranberry, clove, pepper, oak, leather, hay, grass, earth, red wine vinegar, and earthy yeast spiciness. Fair amount of earthy fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart fruits, clove, oak, pepper, leather, hay, grass, earth, red wine vinegar, funk, and earthy yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; with a nicely moderate acidity balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick, acidic, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice sour red ale! Very nice flavor complexity and balance of acidity; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4793) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2012
22 ounce. Tart with blueberry. Slight vinegar. Oak. Reddish/brown pour. Not complex, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Clear dark brown ale with glimmers of burnt-orange and a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The bouquet offers caramel and purple grapes with whispers of both oak and acidity. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with tickling carbonation. The flavor is quite sour - acidic and acetic – furnishing sour cherries, caramel, toasted oak and a small splash of red wine vinegar. Finishes tangy and fruity. Big-time kudos goes out to growler for sharing this world class beauty!

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