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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16332) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Pours dark amber in color with an off-white head. Strong cherry and berry aromas (strawberry and raspberry, mostly) give a nice fruitiness. Otherwise, much of the nose is vinegar. A slight leather component to it. A minimal malt sweetness on the palate. Its, like the nose, mostly vinegar with a bit of oak, leather, and fruit. Pretty simplistic and vinegary--not my favorite kind of sour beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bomber. Pours a rich copper, ruby color with reddish hue. Slight off white head. Acidic aroma, some malt noted. Taste is a tart fruitiness, sharp on the tongue. Very interesting flavors, good combo with sweetness of the malt. Let it warm a bit, and you get a different beer. Barrell aging becomes more apparent. Buttery, banana finish. Very Good, excellent for the sour style!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4658) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Clean ruby copper pour with one finger of tan head. Acetic nose, lots of diacetyl in there too. Popcorn and butter on the finish. Some cherry skins and a medium tartness. Tastes like lots of pediococcus made lots of diacetyl. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Root beer colored pour, on tap at Churchkey. Nose holds balsamic and red wine vinegar, plum, oaky vanilla, and wood. The flavor is extremely acidic, with more fruity vinous tones and acetic abrasiveness. Damn solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours a clear light cola color with a thin white head. Aroma with tons of oak and wood. Some funk and cherry with notes of toasted bread and notes. Flavor is sweet when it first hits the tongue. Funky and fruity, with some cherry notes. Moderately tart and dry finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2011
22oz bottle: pours a transparent deep mahogany with ruby hues and a well-lacing light tan head. Has a lightly fruity, vinous and tart nose with notes of toasted oak. Starts with pretty good fullness and effervescent carbonation with some sweet dark caramel and black cherries with a decent balance of tartness before a drier finish with some lingering buttery oak. True to style and nice complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1523) - Northville, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2011
22 oz bottle, vintage 2010. Pours brown with an off-white head. Nice citric sour aroma, cherry, oaky. Flavor leads with a moderate sourness, cherry, raspberry, again some oak notes. A really nice, straightforward sour here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Clear cherry red with a thin off-white head. Moderately sour aroma of oak, tannins, cherry and malt. Taste is sour with malt, oak, cherry and mild tannins. Finishes dry and sour.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15613) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours purplish brown. Tan head. Nose/taste of oak, tart blueberry and wild yeast. Taste also has hints of tobacco, cocoa and lots of sour malt. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2893) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2011
This poured a dark amber color with a beige head. The aroma contains some nutmeg, some woody notes, dark fruit, and vinegar. The flavor contains cherries, vinegar, and caramel. The finish is sour but also a bit malty. Overall this is a pretty good beer.


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