Blue Sunday Sour - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by crossovert:
3.65/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22 oz purple foiled bomber. 2012 vintage.
It pours a deep black cherry red adn struggles to form a head. Eventually I got it to about 1 cm, rising to the rim of the glass. It recedes quickly with a few specks of lacing.
I like the smell on this one. Smells in many ways like a nice flanders red. It has a bit more of bluntness with some sugary sweetness due to the gravity. It has nice vinegar, berries, cherries, funky almost medicinal qualities.The oak is huge here providing a huge but mellow vanilla and wood scent. Medium sourness in the smell.
The flavor is definitely sweet but nice. The oak is again just pounding in this one. Medium to low sourness but it is pleasant. It isn't as light and zippy as it should be but it is nice. The funkiness in the aroma doesn't make it as much into the taste. The vinegar is mild and the fruit flavors are decently mellow.
The mouthfeel feels about right.
It is complex but the sweetness ruins it, they nee to dial down the gravity.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2012 03:14:41 | More by crossovert
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.