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RATINGS: 197   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
wlajwl (4449) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Aroma is fruit, malts, slight mustiness and a hint of blueberries. The flavor is malts, fruit, mild sweetness and a very long and tart blueberry finish. Normally don’t care for blueberry ales due to blandness, this one was actually pretty good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8787) - 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 (4287) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (380) - Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
A mahogany body sports vibrant cranberry highlights gradiating to sunset amber at the edges beneath a short, tight light khaki head falling to a solid ring and a few dots of lace

Aromas and flavors of natural fleshy over-ripe fruit, plumb, blackberry, hints of dark cherry, citrus, solid tartness with added depth of oaky barn on a spritzy, juicy, oaky medium-light body creating solid sour-n-sweet residuals of the previously mentioned components, very solid

22oz bottle served at 45º into Orrefors Beer Taster


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1456) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Sharp tart fruity aromas, sour apple, some pineapple, some floral notes. Very dark brown, almost black, beige head has decent retention. Dry, sour. Light bodied, pretty refreshing

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjmc64 (35) - Deer Park, New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
Poured from 22oz. bottle, a dark amber with ruby highlights. Low off white head that fades quickly. Nose is that of apples, sour cherries, with some floral notes. Mouth feel is thick and oily. Taste is tart up front then smoothes out with some sweet grape notes.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippieFee (121) - - MAY 24, 2015
Large Format - Dark color, slight reddish ting to it. Mild oak taste with a slight, not very overpowering, tart flavor to it. Tartness lingers around for a while.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9642) - 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 (5432) - 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.


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