New Belgium Bottleworks 10th Anniversary Wild Ale

RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed and bottled by New Belgium Brewing. Barrel Blending by Matt Bonney and Matt Vandenberghe of Bottleworks.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Pint Bottleworks Seattle, WA
Aroma: Big sour aroma with lots of Belgian yeast.
Appearance: Light amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: SOUR holy cow Batman this was sour. A huge beer that in time is going to settle down and become a true classic.
Palate: Dry Sweet Sour finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: This was truly the most sour beer I have ever had in my life. It was also very drinkable just an awesome brew. To the Matts here to another 10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Draft pour @ Brouwers Sour Fest 2009. Cloud dark copper brown body, somewhat muddy/dirty in appearance. Full on acetic nose, the Love character is so easily evident, the woody/nutty apple cider vinegar acetic acid, wonderful aroma. Salty, peppery, spicy, acetic. Bready, muddy, frothy, soft carbonation. Finishes prickly and spritzy. Seems like a dirtier version of La Folie/Love. Good but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2009
bottle. thanks geoff. tasted side by side with a standard La Folie. hazy copper pour. aroma of brett, light sour apple. well balanced. funkier and heavier than La Folie. very well rounded. awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle generously shared by theisti. Pours a cloudy amber-orange with a thin off-white head. The nose is a subtle vinegar-sour fruitiness with a faint candy sugar supporting note. Light to medium-bodied and slick with a tart/sour finish. The flavor is a tart, sour, fruity vinegar, but I find it much subtler in its presentation than many other sours. I really enjoyed trying this one. Thanks again, Tim.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. The smell is tar, fruits, yeast, sour, and funky. the look is amber in color with a decent foamy head. The taste is tart, fruits, tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wetherel (1875) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Sample from 750mL bottle at Lost Abbey. Wow. What an excellent beer. Im really enjoying this new generation of 6%ish sours. By far my favorite beer of the nights. Fairly high lactic sourness, Huge fluffy head, which was suprizingly wonderful, though I think this beer would be excellent flat. Yellow color. Not so much like La Folie,, except for the fact that it they are both sour and excellent. More along the lines of Deviation, Veritas 004, etc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2009
[Bottle] shared by Skyview. Pours a glowing gold with a soapy white ring of foam. Aroma is super funky, lots of cow manure, some lactic acid, and wheat malt. Flavor is really tart, nice brett character, gritty, and some apple skins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. poured a cloudy orange with no head. aroma and flavor of tart cherry. light body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3822) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2009
750mL shared by theisti, thanks so much Tim. Pours is a small head atop a thick orange body that one cannot see through. Aroma is strong burnt tire, nothing like La Folie with a bit of aceto (nail polish). It isnt too strong but there. There is a bit of faint cherry as well. Taste has more tartness coming through with lots of cherry and aceto. Its got a little bit of a La Folie feel but in a dirty stepchild kind of way. The acetic stuff is there but worked well into the beers profile. Its good stuff all around but not at the level this beer is going for. Really glad I got to try it, thanks again Tim.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DietPepsican (1587) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2009
Thanks to COKEBOTTLE for giving me probably the only chance I will ever have at this one. Cloudy reddish amber pour, small white head. Very tart cherry aroma with toffee and oak. Flavor was even more cherry, oak, caramel, vinage, lemon peel, orange rindr. Tart, acidic finish. This one was just coming together, wish I had a six pack.

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