New Holland Barrel Aged Blue Sunday 11

 
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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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A custom blend never to be replicated, Blue Sunday celebrated our “11 Years in Beer” in grand fashion. It has a surprisingly crisp body with tart, cherry-like notes and a malty sweetness in its finish.

This is the 2008 release available in 750 ml bottles at the brewpub.

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3.4
deyholla (12582) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Sampled this over the RBSG weekend, I believe Jeff cracked this. Poured a hazy dark brown with a huge light brown head that dissipated slowly. Aroma was a dark with grains and some dark tart fruits. Flavor began with a bit of sweet dark grains but tart fruits quickly took over leading to quite a tart finish.

3.5
nimbleprop (8922) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2010
750ml bottle at the DC local tasting. Pours a translucent, chocolate brown with a frothy, creamy, tan head. Aroma is musty, spicy, fruity, apples, pears. Flavor is sweet, grainy, hay, grass, light funk. Finish is dry. Just a little bland.

3.5
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2010 Pours orange brown with large white head. Aroma of sour funk, vinegar wine, Chardonnay, bandaid, oak. Flavor similar and is much more sour than I had expected. Flavor of grapes, plum, oak, sour funk, lemon and wild yeast. New holland did a nice job here! Kudos for experimenting on something other than an ipa for a change.

3.7
anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly tart malty aroma with some toasted hints and hints of caramel. Fruity malty and slightyly tart flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty tart finish.

3.5
MatSciGuy (924) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2010
[Bottle] shared by BDR. Pours a clear deep brown with a massive tan head. Aroma is slightly smoky, quite dusty, burnt marshmallow, and a light tartness. Flavor is similar with a very pronounced smokiness and mellow sourness. What brett strain did they use in this one? Very unique and strange.

3.4
BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle I shared with Shawn: Brownish hue with a fluffy head and constant lace. The aroma has lots of phenols and alcohol, cherry pits, lacto, band-aid medicinal vapour, some nutty and bready tones and starts to show some oxidization has it warms. The taste starts with pitty sourness countered by caramel and toasty malts. Some walnut and chocolate undertones too. Earthy and flowery finish, Tastes far better than it smells. Aggressive and lively mouth feel, refreshing. Not too shabby once you get past the plastic and band-aid nose which luckily does not go to the palate.

3.7
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Bottle shared by ryan on 7/10/08: Pours a transparent dark copper with orange hues and a large fizzy clingy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of mild caramel sweetness with a touch of sour cherries and woody oak. Starts effervescent and earthy semi-sweet with a nice balance of dry tartness and fresh oak before a drier crisp finish. A decent sour ale.

2.9
gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - NOV 8, 2009
POured a murky brown. Notes of over ripe fruit, mild sourness, some malt sweetness and yeast. Flavor is bready, funk, watered down tartness. Pretty transparent flavor, not much complexity.

2.8
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2009
This is past its prime. I wonder if it was ever really good to start with. Brown pour. Aroma is yeasty, old cherries and wet wood. Flavor is watery and barely even there. Tastes like a flavorless cherry. Not so good.

3.6
SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
bottle shared by BBB63- Thanks a ton MIKE. Pours a depp brown with ruby red highlights and a big bubbled beige fomany head. nice lice. Aroma of toffee, chocoalte, bandaids, biscuity malts, a drop of booze, big time medicinal notes. . flavor is a tart cherry, doughy, sweet bread, dopplebock. tight.


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