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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2012 bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small head that lingers a bit. Aroma is sour fruit, cheese, and oak wood. Taste is not bad but not very complex. Very tart and somewhat dry fruitiness with a hint of oak. Overall its ok but Im also not a big sour guy.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (911) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Blue Sunday 19, 2016. Pour is a clear deep ruby brown with an average off white head that leaves decent lacing as it shrinks. Aroma is sour stone fruit, blueberries, oak, and a bit of sugary sweetness. Taste is blueberries, blueberry pie, lactic acid, oak, and dark sour stone fruits. Creamy at first with a little bit of puckering acidity that blends with some sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1543) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Aroma roasty, woody, blueberry, tart. Appearance is brown, light brown, mostly clear. Taste is barrel, blueberry, malt, dry, good. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, sour woody blueberry aftertaste. Overall, meh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (15433) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2016
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out balsamic, cherry tartness and light funk - fairly acidic. Flavour is fairly acidic but not too much, with balsamic, cherry tartness and light funk. Balsamic and acidic finish. Nicely constructed. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4377) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2016 Pours a hazy copper red from the bomber with thin bubbly white head that dissipates to leave light lace. Aroma of blueberry sweetness, light lactic sour, hint of oaky funk. Taste is fairly sweet, but nice lactic acidity still there. Soft carbonation, great for the price point.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUN 19, 2016
Notes from summer. Pours a blueish copper. Aroma and taste are tart blueberries, oak, and a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2782) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Bomber 2016 vintage. Light grape juice. Blueberry, but without any blueberry tartness or sourness. Very light lacto sourness. Somewhat metallic aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1485) - New York, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Bottled, 2016 vintage. Pours fairly deep copper/ruby, big beige head. Aroma is very intense tart funk, blueberry, mild oaky note, sort of like woodchips, but not too much. Flavor is tart, blueberry, blackberry, more oaky, definite vinegary-ness to it. Dry finish. Its really solid. Its not the best sour Ive ever had, but I like it a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1559) - - FEB 7, 2016
Bomber, 2016 vintage. Vinous aroma of red wine with notes of vinegar, toffee, dark fruit and some oak. Pours ruby-copper colored with a thin tan head with decent retention and some lacing. Starts with red wine characteristics as well as some toffee and dark fruit sweetness to go with the lively mouthfeel. Finishes tart but not overly so with some Brett vinegar-like flavors and oak. Quite good, the best of their sours tried so far.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (5085) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2016
22 oz. 2016 vintage bottled 12/17/2015. Active body is red-copper and supports a sticky disc of foam. Aroma of red wine vinegar, toffee, dates and oak. Tastes of the same mix plus some pleasant creamy notes. Medium body has a good balance and medium plus carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Backlog from the Brony Bottle Share at Travlrs. Reddish brown with thin offwhite head. Sour fruit, oak, vinous notes. Decent.


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