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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.)


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle share thanks to Paul, has a dark reddish pour with a bit of head. Aroma of some barrel, bit of vinegar and some fruit. Taste was similar but a little lacking, too much vinegar for me.
Earlier Rating: 11/4/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Has an interesting citrus and spicy scent. Has a nice sour funk taste, doesn’t have a big pucker, decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate sour cherry, light vinegar, lemon, and oak. It pours a transparent reddish-orange with a one finger off-white/beige head that settles fairly quickly to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate sour cherry, lemon, and light vinegar. The finish has light-moderate vanilla and some faint oak. It’s medium bodied with lightly fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was really tasty and I’m glad I finally picked this up after assuming it was the same beer year after year since 2009.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2013
Draft. This is one of the best tasting sours I've had. Tastes if some chocolate candy at first than finishes nice and tart. Lovely beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle, Batch 15 (2012). Pours clear rubied brown with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cherry, raspberry, and strawberry with oak and acetic notes, caramel and cookie malt. Flavor is lightly tart and acetic berries with cookie and toast malt, no hops or bitterness, and a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3281) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Pours to a clear reddish body with a creamy off white head and nice lacing. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma is sour vinegar and vanilla. Kind of like a rodenbach or duchess. Dry wood. Flavor is vinegar and sour. Some deep wood character to it too. Creamy up front finishes dry and slick. Enough tartness, this is very much a Flemish red.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (1872) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle from Mari’s. Pours clear brown with a small tan film on top. Looks pretty dead in the glass. The aroma has a big woodiness, vanilla, vinegar, tart cherries. The taste has a big vinegar flavor followed by a lot of wood from the barrel. There is a sour apple and grape flavor. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - 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]

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2353) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Pours unclear brownish in color with a white, smaller head. The aroma brings some sweet fruitiness and bready yeast. Flavors brings some tart flavors, almost a Flemish red but not quite as big on the body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2560) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a pretty ruby red with a thin white head. The aroma has a lot of wood and sour fruit. the flavor is nicely tart with sour fruit and the wood. Dry and crisp, quite refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1268) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle; Pour is fairly clear dark brown / garnet with a modest fine bubbled khaki head in this glass. Light spotting from the lacing here, average retention here. The nose presents berries, caramel, mild oak notes in earth and vanilla, as well as a bit of mineral water present here. This one is heavy on the berries here initial, it is inherently tart, mild lactic notes here, caramel malts, and i think its lacking a little body, heft, somewhat mild mannered on the sour end of things - but otherwise its a nice attempt, the best ive had from new holland thus far.


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