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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.)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (483) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
This rating is based on a 2014 bottle. Poured into snifter. Pours a brown with hints of red sparkling underneath. Head is white and two fingers and leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma - a touch of oak, tart/sour berry, some sour apple, and funk. Taste - sour grape, cherry, touch of vanilla underneath and more funk. Well balanced between funk, tartness, and sweetness with the balance towards the first two (just the way I like it). This is excellent and Iím glad I have another one in the cellar.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2010 vintage. Not the best sour ale Iíve had but a great one nonetheless. I really enjoyed the finish the most with this beer. Most of the tartness is lingering but while you are drinking it a lot less sour than youíd be used to with sour ale. Sweet with flavors of under ripen fruit. Crisp, Clean. Great carbonation. Really well balanced and a nice sour for those who havenít tasted a sour before because it isnít as tart as the usual.

4.1
   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.

4.1
   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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours ruby red with thin off white head. Great aroma of sweet tart cherries and blueberries, bit lactic creaminess, vanilla, oak. Taste presence tart and tangy berries, with known blueberries, lingering semi sweet tart berry, vanilla, oak. Lively mouthfeel. Hands down best New Holland beer I have had. Just lovely barrel touch, tart, nice palate, it has a lot going for it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (4007) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
t8dd (44) - Mascoutah, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
22oz. Bottle poured into a tulip. Notes of wood, dried cherries on the nose. Clear deep ruby red with no head and very minimal lacing. Sour, dark jammy fruits, wood, slight funk, apples. Dry finish. Really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (676) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
22oz bottle - 2014 vintage - pours a reddish brown with tan head . Big Brett aromas with a hint of green apple . Taste is fairly sour upfront finishes with some oak and sweetness . Notes of tart cherry , green apple and toasted oak . Very tasty brew . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle 2010 vintage. Aroma has sour notes of funk, leather, berries and caramel malts. Deep dark reddish amber hue with an average off-white head that left some lace. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy tart. Palate is full bodied and soft with a nice tart sourness and dry finish. Overall a solid sour brew from New Holland. Complex and rich but needs more sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Shared at Nashville Beer Summit 1.0. Pours murky dark amber with very little head. Funky aroma. Medium bodied with an earthy mouth feel. Flavor of caramelly malts, brown sugar, and cherry- with nice balance between the tartness and acidity. Nothing over the top, but it a good way. Solid


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