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 14/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2009
bottle, thanks to AmEricanbrew, pour is a cloudy orange color with wild sour nose, flavors is very sour lemon, some earthiness, finish is very nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7919) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
Big thanks to Americanbrew for bringing this. Pours with a large, foamy, off-white head over a hazed amber body. Aroma is funky with horse blanket, citrus-sour. Very lambic like. Taste is very sour with mostly a citrus-sour note and lighter funk. Awesome. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
T3. Hazy orange with a fluffy white head. Thick oil slick. Seriously tart on the nose. Serious tart flavor too. The tartness bounces flat on the palate. Fun the way it moves in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD (2435) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2009
Bottle at Toncatchers T3 tasting. Poured a cloudy yellow-brown color with a small white head. The aroma was overtly funky with tart grapes, wood and sourdough bread. The taste was similar tot he aroma, lots of musty sour grapes, with some spiced sour peaches added for good complexity. The mouthfeel was silky and a bit acidic. The finish was long and dry with lingering tartness. Overall: A great sour. How can the same brewery that makes the likes of Fat Tire make this too?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
Served from a bottle at toncatchers T3 tasting! Thanks to stefanje, lagunitasfan, weeheavysd, fordest, wetherel, alohac and of course toncatcher for suppling the house and grub. By the time this one came out people were taking far less then I would expect. I was able to get 3 nice samples of this one. Pussys! A fantastic blen of sours. I love New Belgium and thier non main stream brews.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeeHeavySD (3385) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2009
The 20th lucky bastard to rate this. Thank you Jon, the Jon Jon Jon, Padrefan, yo. Pours orange with a tan ring. Nose is super amazing tart nose. The nose is awesome. Awesome. Taste is tart with citrus and vinegar, this is great this is great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10983) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2009
Bottle... C&PsLYFO Throwdown... This beer rocks!... Cloudy golden ale with a very small, fizzy, white head. Funky, acidic, yeasty aroma and flavor vintage cheese, warm sourdough and all the fantastic funkhouse characteristics of Le Terroir and Lips of Faith. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Finishes tart, tangy and dry. Thanks to fogdog for bringing this bottle to the Throwdown! Video =

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2009
CPLYFO 09. Bottle shared by Fogdog! Pours an orangey- peach haze with a nice thin lasting white head- film. Aroma is funky- brett, pedio, and acetobacter- tons of fruity sourness, mostly peach and some light sour cherry notes, and a nice herbal almost citrus hop note, but toned down to let the sour and fruitiness come through. Hops come through a bit more in the flavor especially in the middle and come out about even against the sour notes. Peachy, tangy, sour, lactic, malic acid in the end, prickly hop sand prickly acidity work well together here better than any other sour beer. I loved this stuff. Tasted like a perfect blend of a good batch of erics sour peach and a really good batch of La Terrior. Thanks FogDog.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2009
22oz bottle courtesy of Fogdog. This is a hell of a beer. In fact this was one of my favorites of the throwdown and that says a hell of a lot given the lineup. Pours a rusted orange with a foamy white head. Nose is very winelike with some dark berry and grape aromas and of course huge acidity and tartness with alot of heavy wood in the nose. The taste is so damn tasty. I wish I knew what they blended for this, my money is that the erics sour peach ale is a part of this cause there is a pronounced sour peach and apple finish. Up front is sour cherry and tons of woody brett. Funky and quite sour but not oppressively so. This was blended to perfection. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2009 750ml bottle from a recent trade....pours a hazy orange cinammon brown with a frothy white head....aroma of must deadened wood and tart cherry accents....flavors of tart vinegar, cherry, and wood which really comes together pretty well. lively carbonation and mouthfeel that goes along well with the flavors

2nd try at this brew...still pretty tart and vinegary berry flavors that mesh well with a prickly carbonation. Really drinkable. The nose at points can be a little in your face with wood and a little bandaid but that quickly fades.

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