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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.)

   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.

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (1534) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (3754) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
t8dd (41) - 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

   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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2317) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2011
beautiful reddish purple pour from bottle. Small white head. Aroma of tart fruit, blueberry, black cherry, sourness, must and vinegarette. There is a nice sweetness in the nose that tradtionally is absent with all of the other elements. Musty and dusty flavor. slight oakiness, slight tartness. Not as sour as I would’ve expected. More sugars in it as well. Mostly blueberry in this profile. Dryness works well with the rest of it here. Very nice. I love this series of sours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtw (1078) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2011
a pricey 22 oz foil-wrapped bottle, so expectations and hopes are high. pours into a Unibroue tulip glass a murky amber, not bright but not hazy. huge tartness in the aroma, with oak and acid dominating the nose. certainly not a regular ale, because it’s a nicely sharp bite on the tongue. pleasant acidity and more oak in the flavor, backed up with some malt fullness and little hops character. paired with a freshly-smoked beef brisket, this is a real treat. dark meats and smoke complement the tartness and wooden flavors very well. nice dry finish, leaving a hint of tang on the tongue, just as a reminder...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. I didn’t realize there was a different one of these every year, but now I get what the 13 was for- vintage 2010, obviously. Pours a cloudy, bright brown with golden tints along the sides and almost no head. Aroma of blueberries, lemon juice, caramel malts, vanilla, oak, grapes, and lemon juice. Flavor of blueberries, oaky funk, caramel malts, balsamic vinegar, vanilla, lemon citrus, and brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with a tart, sweet mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Pretty cool, complex sour.

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