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Blue Sunday Sour - New Holland Brewing Company

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87
very good

456 Ratings
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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 41
Gots: 89 | FT: 8
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:
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 456 | Reviews: 105 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sweemzander:
Photo of sweemzander
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL corked bottle poured into a tulip. No bottled date, but it is the 11th Anni, so it must be 2007 I believe.

(A)- Pours a ruby red color with a massive tan foamy head that dissipated down to bubbles after awhile. Tons of carbonation in this.

(S)- A hint at ripe red fruits; cherry or raspberry. Combined with a sour/musky smell. A spice like cinnamon oak.

(T)- Very dry tart to sour cherries with a spicy oak finish. Lightly sweet, but not overly so. Very very sour and rather musky.

(M)- Very big carbonation level that fizzes up big time in the mouth. A nice simple balance of sour cherries & oak. It works out well. I just think the carbonation level might be a bit too high for this.

(D)- A good beer that was probably better fresher and with a more subdued carbonation level. However, I respect New Holland for making this beer. Not too bad. Definitely the best New Holland brew I have had. Would gladly seek out a fresher bottle of this.

More User Reviews:
Photo of don1481
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tigg924
4.17/5  rDev +8%
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.

Photo of fenlop54
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of digitalmavrik
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of KirkFrancis
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mtpHokie
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of goast8127
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of JIMTRK16
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of cynical1027
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Shawner
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of shamsoftabriz
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of seavercm
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of LeeW
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of ShawneeIrish
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of whatname
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danp14
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.