johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2013
2013 vintage Bottle from Food and Friends in Philly.
Pours a crystal clear reddish brown with a decent sized tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Funk and oak permeate from the glass as soon as the cap gets cracked. Vanilla, lemons, sour cherries, brown sugar, and a hint of balsamic round out the nose nicely. The flavor is tart lemony acid. There’s a brief sugary sweetness up front that quickly gets swallowed by lemons tart cherries mouth puckering lactic and carbonic acid abounds. The finish is fairly dry with a sharp lingering tartness. Very little of the oak or brett funk survives into the flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart sharp mouthfeel. This smells wonderful but the taste is bracingly tart. I enjoyed it like munching on sour patch kids, but on the plus side I forgot how hot it was while I was drinking this. RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Smells great...promises a tart candy/cherry/apple flavor. Deep amber/brown color but lacking head. It’s dry as shit. It’s got a bit of a carbonic bite to it, that somewhat resembles some type of spice. icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Complex aroma of vanilla, dark fruit and maybe some alcohol. Taste is complex, but nicely balanced between sour, sweet fruit, and oak/vanilla. Well executed with each of the elements playing off each other nicely. madvike (3260) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bomber - Pours rosy and clear with a thin tan head. Nose is cherry tart, oaky, with a little caramelly sweetness. Taste has some caramel sweetness, smooth oak, and a lot of cherry tartness. Real soft and smooth in the mouth. Very pleased with how this aged. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bomber shared by Matt, thanks! Pours a brownish red with an off white head, the aroma is all berry, a little funk and sourness is in there but the berries really come through, the flavor has a nice amount of cherry and raspberry like notes on the front end with a really soft mouthfeel and finish, not overpowering sour at all, actually pretty nice.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2013
bottle, berry brown color, berry forward aroma, medium oakiness. quite tart, blueberry, oak cuts slightly into berry tartness, far from a lip pucker but decent sour tartness. Enjoyable. Bought at Bruisin Ales, Asheville OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2013
10oz pour at Tylers Apex. good.aroma. sour. oaky, fruity. clean brownish orange color, okhead and.lace. sour flavor. lighter body, smooth mouthfeel. tart finish. darn tasty. surprised at its score. Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours ruby red with thin off white head. Great aroma of sweet tart cherries and blueberries, bit lactic creaminess, vanilla, oak. Taste presence tart and tangy berries, with known blueberries, lingering semi sweet tart berry, vanilla, oak. Lively mouthfeel. Hands down best New Holland beer I have had. Just lovely barrel touch, tart, nice palate, it has a lot going for it. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle share thanks to Paul, has a dark reddish pour with a bit of head. Aroma of some barrel, bit of vinegar and some fruit. Taste was similar but a little lacking, too much vinegar for me.Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2013
Earlier Rating: 11/4/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Has an interesting citrus and spicy scent. Has a nice sour funk taste, doesn’t have a big pucker, decent.
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate sour cherry, light vinegar, lemon, and oak. It pours a transparent reddish-orange with a one finger off-white/beige head that settles fairly quickly to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate sour cherry, lemon, and light vinegar. The finish has light-moderate vanilla and some faint oak. It’s medium bodied with lightly fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was really tasty and I’m glad I finally picked this up after assuming it was the same beer year after year since 2009.