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Blue Sunday Sour - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

384 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-13-2014 05:58:10 | More by mc4z
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-11-2014 17:07:29 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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quine

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-10-2014 18:10:31 | More by quine
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-09-2014 02:19:31 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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IronTom

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-07-2014 15:56:46 | More by IronTom
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-04-2014 20:32:57 | More by Jordy777
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

04-04-2014 06:46:56 | More by VeganUndead
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.76/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I can't remember the last time I had anew Holland beer that I cared for or enough to ever want to buy again, lets see if they can change that with a stab of one of my favorite styles....
A: pours a silky looking clear amberish red/brown with a half inch light khaki head, has a good looking carbonation with a medium number of average sized bubbles
S:Smells like a good sour but not super sour smelling, hope its more sour that it smells, no hops aroma or maltyness to speak of some slight nuttiness perhaps from the oak.
T: wow! this is amazing, starts of mediumly sour, but after getting half way through the glass it gets more and more intense!! there is a good subtle nuttiness in the aftertaste as well
M: medium carbonation with a slightly silky mid palate and a bit of a dry aftertaste.
O.a: I would definitely buy this again, price point is great too!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 04:46:33 | More by Beerlover
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Brenden1

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-01-2014 05:51:19 | More by Brenden1
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-31-2014 00:37:26 | More by AndyEdgar
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-30-2014 21:40:57 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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carlmoberg

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-30-2014 15:08:05 | More by carlmoberg
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Filabee

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-29-2014 13:16:28 | More by Filabee
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-24-2014 02:21:50 | More by ChicagoNick
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-21-2014 22:58:12 | More by Biff_Tannen
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This poured with almost no head, probably to utilize the space since it seemed a touch expensive. The color was a light amber with a blueish hue that gave it a near wine like quality.

The nose is funky and full with a yeasty, lactose tone. The blueberries are noticeable in a dry, vegetative and wild sense. Tones of malt such as caramel and toffee can be found.

The flavor is sour with notes of balsamic vinegar, yeast and blueberries. The backbone is stabilized by a dark fruity malt like date and fig and then it ends with caramelized sweetness. All this and then ribbons of cream run through the taste as it gives off a bourbon and oak flavor.

The feel is subtlety tart but with no pucker factor. This glides down with heft and creaminess like a good barrel aged stout.

This ranks amongst the best sours I've had as you get tons of complexity and fruity tartness without the lip puckering pain.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2014 13:40:50 | More by KYGunner
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-11-2014 19:56:05 | More by adamant1912
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Commando

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-08-2014 16:39:57 | More by Commando
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EZEKIEL_F

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-08-2014 04:08:47 | More by EZEKIEL_F
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-06-2014 14:18:10 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-06-2014 00:09:21 | More by tarheels4life23
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, dark amber with a creamy, thick khaki head.

S: Aromas of funky, lactic yeast, oak, caramel, unripened vine fruits, cider vinegar, sea salt, and toast are present on the nose.

T: Notes of charred oak, minerals, sea salt, unripened grapes, spiced pear, pomegranate, cherry pits, unripened blackberry, cider vinegar, caramel, biscuit, toast, and lactic yeast funk swirl across the palate. The finish is tart and fruity with cider vinegar, toast, oak, and lactic yeast notes underscored by dark fruits and red wine.

M: Moderately full in body and somewhat dry. Carbonation is initially prickly, but soon mellows. Superbly balanced and incredibly drinkable for such a complex brew.

O: A really excellent sour that I feel has been underrated to this point. It reminds me of many of the more traditional English old ales. I recommend it highly, but definitely buy a bottle to try now and another to put back for at least a year or two.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 15:54:33 | More by mrfrancis
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dirtylou

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-05-2014 05:18:41 | More by dirtylou
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LeeW

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-04-2014 19:12:13 | More by LeeW
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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-03-2014 14:51:30 | More by seavercm
Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.