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RATINGS: 171   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.)


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7553) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft. Vinegar and berry malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet-tart vinegar, berry, and wheat malt flavor. Nice body and blending. Very good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3093) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle - 2014 edition. Pours clear burgundy, quite beautiful actually, small tan head that dissipates quickly with some residual lacing. Aroma is oaky, vinous and fruity with tart cherry notes. Flavor is quite fruity up front, perhaps blueberry, oaky, starts lightly sweet but quickly dries out to a medium tartness. Finish is tart with light oaky astringency. Medium body. Nice beer, but I must say it is better before it warms up, oddly enough.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a mahogany color with an off white head. Aromas of oak, lighter vinegar, cherries, and fruity. Tastes of oak, fruity, cherries, and some vanilla. Lightly sweet with a light sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Clear, iced tea colored, with little beige islands of foam floating on top. Fruity, sour aroma, with a lactic note. Flavor is more complex than the aroma lets on - sour and fruity, but also a woodsy component, as well as something like sour cream (in a good way). As it warms, more lemony, woodsy flavors emerge.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Aroma:Yum! There’s the harsh sour smell, as well as blueberry pancakes with syrup or honey. Appearance:Amber in color with lots of off-white head that dissipates quickly. Taste:This is a nice mild sour, with good fruit flavors on the foretaste. There are blueberries as well as other mixed berries. The aftertaste is a little watery as the flavors get diluted and fade. Palate:Slightly harsh, light to medium body, good carbonation. Overall:This is an easy drinking sour. It would be very easy to put a lot of this away in one sitting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (2842) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2011
A delicious sour beer! It’s been quite some time since I’ve had a new sour and this beer reminds me why I love them so much. Aroma is nice. Sour cherry and vinegar. Pour was a nice deep ruby with a few tan splotches for a head. Taste was nice , sour and drying. Cherry, grape and vinegar with slight hints of oak. Very strong sour aftertaste with heavy carbonation. Great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2011
Thanks to jlanning215 for this one in trade. Pours dark red-amber with an off-white head. Nose is some vinegar, berry, tart, oak, and a mild funk. Flavor is similar with berry, oak, tart, and a semi sweet finish that transitions into a dry quality. This is a great gateway sour with well-hidden booze.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8214) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours purplish brown. Tan head. Nose/taste of oak, tart blueberry and wild yeast. Taste also has hints of tobacco, cocoa and lots of sour malt. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1104) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2011
22 oz bottle, vintage 2010. Pours brown with an off-white head. Nice citric sour aroma, cherry, oaky. Flavor leads with a moderate sourness, cherry, raspberry, again some oak notes. A really nice, straightforward sour here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2220) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Root beer colored pour, on tap at Churchkey. Nose holds balsamic and red wine vinegar, plum, oaky vanilla, and wood. The flavor is extremely acidic, with more fruity vinous tones and acetic abrasiveness. Damn solid.


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