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Blue Sunday Sour - New Holland Brewing Company

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87
very good

384 Ratings
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 40
Gots: 67 | 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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Honus1

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

03-14-2013 23:47:01 | More by Honus1
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-11-2013 01:57:45 | More by hollywood_15063
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-10-2013 17:09:33 | More by mendvicdog
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spycow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-10-2013 00:05:41 | More by spycow
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-09-2013 21:14:10 | More by duceswild
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-08-2013 04:11:37 | More by Gonzoillini
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ShawneeIrish

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-03-2013 03:12:16 | More by ShawneeIrish
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-01-2013 00:20:21 | More by djrn2
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Etan

Wisconsin

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
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-25-2013 23:30:17 | More by JustinMatthew
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-22-2013 04:04:19 | More by bradfordjohnson
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Acuity

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.3%

02-20-2013 05:10:54 | More by Acuity
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

02-19-2013 05:04:59 | More by Blanco
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clevbrown2

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

02-19-2013 01:12:37 | More by clevbrown2
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

5/5  rDev +29.5%

02-18-2013 11:46:08 | More by Stinger80OH
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barczar

Kentucky

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
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match1112

Illinois

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
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

02-13-2013 14:18:09 | More by Gotti311
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-13-2013 04:16:02 | More by Tucquan
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

02-10-2013 04:51:48 | More by thebouch01
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

02-09-2013 02:09:36 | More by dtx00
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beergorrilla

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

02-05-2013 00:06:48 | More by beergorrilla
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shamsoftabriz

Kentucky

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
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zach60614

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

02-03-2013 02:11:47 | More by zach60614
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-27-2013 04:02:24 | More by tripledbrew
Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.