Blue Sunday Sour - New Holland Brewing Company
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3.79/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle into a tulip. 2013 vintage.
A: Pours a deep purplish-red with a decent off-white head.
S: Light lactic acid, lots of tannic oak, pineapple brett. The oak aroma has a bit of an odd (but not entirely unpleasant) egg-cream aspect to it that I've noticed in other New Holland barrel-aged beers. Caramel, light berry tartness, vanilla, coconut.
T: Moderate, lightly acetic tartness comes out first, joined by sweet caramel and vanilla notes from the tannins. Clearly a heavy portion of this is bourbon barrel-aged. A bit of toasted malt and very dry oak on the end.
M: Light-bodied with zesty carbonation.
O: A bit of an odd wild ale due to the barrel influence here, but certainly not unenjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2013 01:55:48 | More by Etan
3.94/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a brilliant amber with minimal beige head that dissipates quickly to nearly nothing.
Lactic acid and a vinous, wine-like character dominate the aroma initially, with oak and a hint of acetone surfacing later.
Flavor is fairly tart throughout. There's an underlying caramel sweetness reminiscent of dark berries. Oak is somewhat light.
Body is fairly light and watery, with low carbonation and a moderate alcohol warmth.
I enjoyed this sour, but it lacks a little in backbone.
Serving type: growler
02-18-2013 02:39:03 | More by barczar
3.11/5 rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
2013 vintage 22oz bottle
a: clear garnet body with a half inch of tan head that quickly disappears.
s: very tart. more cherry than blueberries
t: lots of berries on the tongue, kinda like a bad flavored soda. very acidic and tart.
m: seems a little syrupy, good carbonation, mouth puckering dry finish
o: drinkable, makes a decent intro into sours, alochol is hidden well.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2013 00:50:28 | More by match1112
4.14/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
02-03-2013 17:26:40 | More by shamsoftabriz
Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.