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Blue Sunday Sour - New Holland Brewing Company

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Blue Sunday SourBlue Sunday Sour

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very good

423 Ratings
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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 40
Gots: 77 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of webmanspidey
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, this is a dark purple/brown/burgundy type color. It seems pretty well carbonated. Smell is very funky, sour, tart, and acidic. Vinegar, raspberries, and lemon all come to mind. The taste is not as intense as the smell, but it is definitely sour lemon with some woody oak aftertones. This is very easy to drink as the alcohol does not seem to come through at all.

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of camil1mj
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at slightly below cellar temp.

A: Nice reddish brown. Very little amount of white head. Minimal lacing.

S: Funky vinegar nose with some fruity undertones.

T: This is the best aspect. Great sour taste. Notes of apple cider vinegar.

M: Light body and carbonation.

O: This was surprisingly good. I will be buying another bottle or two.

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of xnicknj
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into tulip - i cant recall who sent this, but thanks!

Pours a mostly clear burnt cherry color with some auburn hues. A thin head fades into filmy retention, with a few spots of lacing on the glass.

Decent smack or tartness in the nose with oak and berries. Dark cherry skin and white wine with some acidity. Hints of caramel malt too.

Starts off with a mild sourness, fairly tempered and round on the tongue. Oak and berry notes with cranberry-like acidity. Some cherry notes with more tartness. Hints of caramel and malt towards the finish, which is a little dry and warm.

Medium body, higher carbonation, tingly and dry on the tongue. A drinkable, fairly refreshing brew, but not especially sour.

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3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark amber with a mild off white head that fades to a ring around the glass.

Smell: Sweet malt with strong blueberry notes. There is a tart vinegar note as well.

Taste: A bit sour with some sweet malt and blueberry. The blueberry isn't nearly as prevalent as it was in the smell. The finish is tart.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: A nice sour, but not earth shattering. It was nice to be able to taste the blueberry. The sourness was good but not too strong. I would have it again.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Ken, 750ml into some tulips. 2010 vintage, civic day tasting.

Poured a mahogany brown, with a tan head. Mild retention and a thick collar stick around. Nose has some sour blueberry, acetic notes, mild funkiness and some sour greenery. Taste is more balanced, some sourness and blueberry notes again. Some lemon, acetic acid, oak, and adequate sweet malts to restrain the sourness. Medium mouthfeel, with a fullness to it. Some pucker in the finish, solid flavour and quite enjoyable.

Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.