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Blue Sunday Sour - New Holland Brewing Company

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87
very good

395 Ratings
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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 42
Gots: 64 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/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.
Pairings: wild game,poultry & charcuterie.

17.1° Plato 8.7% abv

(Beer added by: lackenhauser on 07-13-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mtpHokie, Sep 30, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +8.6%

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.

tigg924, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

fenlop54, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Mantooth, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

digitalmavrik, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

acurtis, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

cynical1027, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Shawner, Feb 27, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

shamsoftabriz, Feb 03, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

mdaschaf, May 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

seavercm, Mar 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

LeeW, Mar 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

ShawneeIrish, Mar 03, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

Spot on a sour style, with blue fruit, blueberry? Sour aroma that draws you in. Dark coloured body with geneorus soapy head. Complex, sourness malted away, and oak melowness. ken's bottle from recent Michigan trip. Highlight of a tasting. Very decent drinakbility for a sour. A little ageing helped.

Sammy, Aug 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

danp14, May 11, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +20.8%

Vintage 2012. Deep ruby body. Faint soapy suds on the surface.

Beautiful Flemish red nose. Dripping with mellow oak, with some tartness.

Tart, quite so. Pretty funky, and some grape. A bit of oak character as well, it's well developed even for being young. Really quintessential oud bruin and for all the mellowness and richness, the finish is marvelously dry.

Mouthfeel is nice and smooth, supports the taste.

This would be a good one to get another and sit on for a year or so.

zaphodchak, Apr 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dirtylou, Mar 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

grownfool, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

qcbrewer, May 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

beefnbarley, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

woodchip, Jan 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Gonzoillini, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

hooliganlife, Jun 21, 2014
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Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.