Blue Sunday Sour - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by Wadsey:
3.1/5 rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Blue Sunday 2011
Served in New Belgium globe glass
A: Pours clear amber with two-inch tan head that lasts briefly but some foam rings stick to glass' interior. Vigorous effervescence.
S: Malt vinegar is the dominant note in smell. Additional aromas include grapes, grape skin, wood, cherries, and a bit of vanilla. I get the impression that the beer will be a little sweet and salty.
T: Yes, it is quite sweet, but not disproportionate to the sweetness found in a Flanders Red Ale like Rodenbach Grand Cru. Grape, cherry and vinegar notes follow next. The sourness in Blue Sunday is medium-light, so not as big of a player as I suspected. Wood and/or fruit pits join these elements for finish, which is astringent.
M: Medium-heavy body and medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth and paradoxically limp.
O: I'm still amazed that New Holland was able to brew a decent, approachable American Wild Ale. It is definitely pedestrian and is therefore recommended mainly as an introduction to the style or as a relatively cheap sour fix ($12 for a 750 ml bottle).
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2011 22:27:02 | More by Wadsey
More User Reviews:
4.18/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: 1/4 inch head, low carbonation, gold-brown in color, clear
Smell: sharp sour mix and fruit candy
Taste: light oak, sharp sour mix, touch of dark fruits--blueberry and cherry
Mouthfeel: super sour with a touch of sweetness, light in body, prickly medium carbonation
Overall: One of the better New Holland beers that I have had. Super complex. This one is a sipper and the fruit comes out towards the end as it warms. I would get this again if I found it on tap.
Serving type: on-tap
07-25-2014 13:49:01 | More by tigg924
Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.