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Blue Sunday Sour - New Holland Brewing Company

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very good

455 Ratings
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Ratings: 455
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
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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured clear mahogany brown body with an average sized foamy beige head. Aroma of light sour notes, chalky, dusty, cherry, some light chocolate and acidity. Medium body that is rather acidic, average to stronger carbonation with strong acidity on the end. Flavor is nicely sour, berries, cherry, lemons, touch of grains.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.49/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

10oz snifter poured at The Cask Cafe in Richmond. At first, I wasn't keen on the flavor. Cold it was dry like a dry wine. The sour was strong and I had to wait for the finish to get the fruit. Still, it hung out in my mouth for a while, dry and wine-like.

As the glass warmed up, flavors of cocoa and fig come through. Maybe a touch of prune juice. The bubbles remain, making the roasty dark brew pretty light. Lots more sweetness and juiciness come though for the remainder of the glass. The dry feeling is long gone. This one packs a soothing punch. A sipper, at least until it gets warm. Then it's all delicious.

Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a purplish brown, if such color combo could exist, with fizzy head and minor lace. For the most part, I am getting nothing but sour fruit patches in the aroma and not much in terms of funk or sweetness, nor are the fruits that noticeable (mostly just sour). The beer seems to be the same as it goes down easy, light bodied, a little yeast in there, and while there is a tinge of sweetness coming from somewhere (fruity or just sugary) it is mostly sour fruit flavors. Not puckering or sickening sour so I easily finished the beer and had no problems but nothing complex - just some light sour fruits (mostly I will take cherry and blueberry, maybe black cherry). An alright beer that I am glad to have tried but nothing spectacular in my opinion.

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

1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a beer flute
Vintage 2013

A - This beer pours rust colored with amber highlights. It is topped with one inch of tan head.

S - It smells tart. There are some light fruit notes.

T - The taste is sour and acidic. It reminds me of sour cider with a dry finish.

M - Medium

O - It is a lot more sour than I expected from New Holland. It is not bad at all.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.