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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
10th Anniversary Beer. Limited to 424 bottles.

So what is Moxie? Itís the skill and courage to make great beers season after season, year after year. Itís also a beer that gives a swift kick in the taste buds, on behalf of our brewers. Moxie keeps us going. Cheers to the next 10 years of great beer. Cheers to the fans and team which makes it all possible. Thanks for a great decade in beer and an even greater journey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23012) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly tart aroma. Sweetish fruity malty dark fruit flavor with some sour hints. Has a sweetish malty sour tart finish with hints of dark fruit in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2009

Bottle 268/424

12/15/2007: New Holland Moxie Sour Ale pours deep amber, is transparent, and doesnít have any foam on its surface. It has a caramel aroma with hints of oak and vanilla. The flavor contains some dry Scotch with a slight amount of smoke and a bit of sourness in the finish. This beer is medium-bodied and is smooth and feels almost creamy. Overall it is very Belgian-like and is not overly sour.

750 mL corked and caged bottle. Rating #51 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2009
I seriously forgot I had this beer in the cellar and since the cellar is getting emptied...time to rate. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin off white head. Odd beer. Aroma of dark fruit, malt, and some light sour funk. The beer is tart and slightly sour, but I think the caramel malt really wins out. Interesting beer though, glad I was able to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Bottle I got via trade a ways back. Originally was going to bring this to a tasting and that didnít happen. Shared with my gf Cyn and bikesandbeer. Finally a decent beer tonight. Pours dark orange with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is sweet and tart with a bit of sour. Taste is sour malted with a lingering malty caramel taste. This is certainly above average. Itís a decent sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2008
25 oz bottle, shared by CharlesDarwin. Pours a cloudy dark amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded fairly quickly. The nose is both tart and sweet at the same time, just a little acidity with a bigger backdrop of fruity caramel malt. The flavor is moderately sour and funky with a slightly biting acidity over heavy fruity malt. some light oak tannins throughout. Leaves a lingering sticky sweet caramel flavor that isnít quite balanced with the sourness. Mouthfeel is fairly thick with a good bit of stickiness. Nice soft carbonation. Tasty, but indeed an odd beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 6, 2008
750mL Bottle. A distinct caramel nose, backed with a light and confusing run of sour acidity, sweetness and faint oxidation. Pours a reddish caramel, with paler corners and a whitish rim. Flavor is interesting. Tangy and yet with toffee and darker malts. Thereís a density of heavier sugar magnitude and coffees. This conflicts with the characteristic flemish sour type acid. No acetic. But, this is like two beers mixed together. The heavy residual sugars donít blend well with the acid. Chewy. Not unclean, or off, just a weird combination of malt bill and sourness. The individual flavors are nice, but donít blend well. For a Sour Ale, itís a pretty good Barleywine. Thanks Sean for supplying this rare sour!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 5, 2008
750mL bottle, courtesy of CharlesDarwin. Thanks, Tom! Pours a murky, auburn-brown color; thin, light tan head with patchy lacing. Lots of caramel, oxidation, sticky red fruits and minimal tartness in the aroma. Kind of an odd beast. Sharp, odd citrus at the front of the mouth; medium mouthfeel: lots of red fruits, caramel, and average carbonation overall; the citrus and overripe fruit is pretty off-putting overall; odd, acrid stuff, pretty much. Medium finish, showing caramel, overripe red fruits, and sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2008
Thanks to Tom for this one. Cloudy brown body. Caramel sweet aroma. Sour lactic flavor with a caramel backbone. Sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Poured murky brown with a little off white head. Aroma of sour fruit and sweet malt. Started off with some sour fruit flavors but that quickly subsided into a harsher sweet malt. Very weird but still drinkable. I was hoping for a sour and got sweet instead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
Caramel coloured and topped by an off-white cover that resumes to a ring. Funny smell really, it combines a certain toasty, Vienna maltiness that hints at residual sugars with cobwebby, old book shelves reminding musty yeast flavours. In retronasal, we feel.. mushrooms! And rather intensely. A certain sourness manages to sneak in, but funkiness is mostly where itís happening. Nevertheless, some woody character sneaks in, in the shape of leafy and branches, herbal astringency. Not bad at all.

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