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Blue Sunday Sour - New Holland Brewing Company

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Blue Sunday SourBlue Sunday Sour

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BA SCORE
85
very good

119 Reviews
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Reviews: 119
Hads: 556
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 25.26%
Wants: 47
Gots: 122 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale | 6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lackenhauser on 07-13-2008

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.
Pairings: wild game,poultry & charcuterie.

17.1° Plato 8.7% abv
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Reviews: 119 | Hads: 556
Reviews by b3shine:
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3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to oversized snifter. 2012 vintage. Looks decent; darker in color, no sediment. Less carbonation than I ecpexted (next to none). Smells good; tart and funky. Tastes decent; earthy, funky, and sour. Mouthfeel is good for a beer of its type. Overall, a decent brew that I enjoyed, but is a little pricy for the quality.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of don1481
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of fenlop54
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle. Pours hazy amber under a thin, white foam collar. Tart malt aromas. Tart on the palate with a touch of mustiness balanced by malt and alcohol.

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Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of digitalmavrik
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KirkFrancis
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mtpHokie
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of goast8127
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of JIMTRK16
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Shawner
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of shamsoftabriz
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Winos in Bowling Green, KY.

A: A mysterious shade of love potion #9 purple, a bit watery, without much heft or carbonation.

S: Some oak, a bit of sour grapes and alcohol.

T: Big sour apple and some pickle up front that stimulates a nice response from the salivary glands. Oak barrel flavors come to the fore as the beer warms up. A little bit of briny radish and booze. Delicious resinous nutty aftertaste that lingers for a long time.

M: Typical of the style, but nothing to write home about. More boozy than other sours like Monks Cafe Flemish Red or Rodenbach Grand Cru.

O: I really like this and plan to drink it regularly as long as it lasts on tap. If you are a fan of sours, seek this out. It's a complex, unique, and welcome addition to the style. It drinks like a light whiskey once it gets warm. Expensive, but one worthy of sipping and savoring.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly cloudy ruby color with a small, bubbly off-white head that has weak retention, quickly reducing to a ring of bubbles on top. Thin lacing forms on the glass.

S: Nice cherry aroma with a good bit of oak. Slightly funky and tart. There is a little bit of barnyard/horse blanket and a little tobacco as well.

T: Again, more cherries with a nice tartness. A little bit of dark fruit as well, some plum mixed in. The oak comes through with a touch of vanilla.

M: Light to medium bodied. Not overly tart, slightly dry finish.

O: Pretty good wild ale. Not overly sour or fruity, but in the middle for both.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of brother_rebus
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seavercm
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of LeeW
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap into a tulip 

A: nice creamy looking tight head, brownish clear color 

S: vinegar slight oak smells sweet

T: not as sweet as the nose implies has an ok bite to it vinegar maybe oak

O: this category does not seem to have much depth to me but it isn't bad standard color standard smell standard taste.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.