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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3506) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Shared 2012 bomber, poured to snifters with a clear, mahogany color, a light layer of head foam that quickly diminished to a bubbly ring, and light spots of lacing. The taste was a touch of vanilla and tart cherry. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation, yet some nice prickliness on the tongue, the taste was sour cherry, with tanniny astringency, and faint & fleeting hints of caramel and light grain as graham cracker? The oak prompted a pleasant dryness throughout. Very impressed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3009) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours out a root beer color with a small white head. Aroma is of tart sour fruits, Brett, berries and some oak. Taste is complex, derived fruits, tart, funky Brett, berries, oak, mild lingering acidic notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Sample from 2012 bottle (#15) at the Ale Wine & Spirits beer tasting on 10/24/2013: The beer is a cloudy reddish-brown color with a medium white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Cherry, oak and yeast in the nose. Medium-bodied with a moderately tart black cherry character and notes of earthy malt, oak and slight vinegar. The finish is tart with a fruity aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2013
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours a dark red with an off white head. tart grape with a bit of a oak taste #gabf

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (3057) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
22oz bomber shared by Pineypower! Thanks Dean! Pours a clear amber color with a thin foamy tan head. Aroma of sour fruit, brett, oak, and red wine vinegar. Taste funky sour fruit, oak, red grape skins, and vinegar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle. Poured a clear ruby color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour, cherry and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (5294) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
22oz bobmer shared by pineypower during the goodbye jcwatts tasting, thanks Dean. Poured clear mahogany brown body with an average sized foamy beige head. Aroma of light sour notes, chalky, dusty, cherry, some light chocolate and acidity. Medium body that is rather acidic, average to stronger carbonation with strong acididty on the end. Flavor is nicely sour, berries, cherry, lemons, touch of grains. Good stuff overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Dark cherry pour. Mostly clear candy-apple color against candlelight. Fizzy/foamy off-white head. Not a lot of aroma. Pleasant sour with a lot of barrel tannins. Currant jelly. Strawberry-Rhubarb. Sweet and sour sauce. Leather. Wild blueberries. Dried leaves. Quite tart and very astringent. Great unusual sour!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (683) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
This is a pretty good sour. Nice round flavor profile, but it isnít as complex as I would hope. Still a really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (5148) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Way too expensive. $12 for a glass at bocktown. Yes, very similar tot he last blue sunday I had a couple of years ago. Tart, but with a bitter backnote. Smells pretty good and overall this is not a bad sour but I really had a hard time with it once I got my bill. I could have got a sixpack of mixed micros for what I paid for this. Ii wish they would tell you the price before you order, thatís the only drawback at bocktown. Shucks, I paid much less than that for a liter bottle a little while ago.
Earlier Rating: 6/18/2011 Total Score: 3
I apologize Brian, my wife popped this open and gave it to me when I asked for another beer, drat! From a purple label bottle. Pour is dark brown with hints of tartness in the aroma. Smell is almost like some cantillons Iíve had. Yes quite tart on the first taste but not over the top. Does have some fruit in the background. You would never know this stuff is near 9%. Some sizzly co2 in there. Easy going with a little bite but that sour flavor keeps poking thru, again, it is not over the top in sourness; its just the right amount to keep your attention. Finish is not a big sour jingling, its more laid back and it leaves just a tad of medicinal feel to it, just barely. Yesserie. goes down way too easy for a high alky beer. Uh huh, alarmingly hides alky well, except for that hint on the finsh.

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