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230th Anniversary American Sour Ale - Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

230th Anniversary American Sour Ale230th Anniversary American Sour Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%


Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 03-24-2010)
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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 19 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mothman:
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

#19/230

Pours a beige head. Color is a dark amber copper.

Aroma: Very funky and sour. Lots of cherries and caramel. Brown sugar. Acidity and vinegar.

Taste: Super sour. Mouth-puckering intensity. Cherries, vinegar, lemon acidity. Oaky with vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Tart and acidic. Light bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, this reminded me of a Santa Fe wild ale. Intense sour. Pretty tasty. Unique, but I liked my small glass.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 22:57:21 | More by mothman
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-03-2014 16:34:50 | More by dbrauneis
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-01-2013 18:23:14 | More by dfhhead25
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-27-2013 17:01:02 | More by BMart
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-11-2013 17:44:57 | More by ubufan2112
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mdfb79

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-20-2013 13:39:11 | More by mdfb79
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hyoung41

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-17-2013 01:39:42 | More by hyoung41
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bauermj

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-19-2012 19:47:11 | More by bauermj
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leschkie

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-12-2012 17:52:14 | More by leschkie
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-31-2012 03:21:02 | More by imperialking
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Khazadum

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-20-2012 01:57:07 | More by Khazadum
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Genghis22

California

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle # 72 of 230. Chilled and poured into a tulip. Big thanks to Stephen for hooking this up.

A - Pours muddy brown/ ruby color. Nice creamy looking head that has a faint pink/brown tint to it. Lots of nice lacing.

S - It smells sour alright. Tart cherries and a touch of funk.

T - Tart cherries hit you first, with a nice sour twang at the back of your tongue. Aftertaste has notes of oak, vanilla and earthiness. Subsequent tastes reveal more of the oak characteristics along with the tartness. Overall, very nice.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Coats the mouth nicely and leaves the tongue dry and crisp.

O - Overall, this is a very nice sour. The tartness is there, the funk is there and the oak really rounds it out. I would definitely drink this again, if there were more than 230 bottles of it. A very nice treat from a great friend. If you can get a hold of it, try it, you'll like it.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 04:57:01 | More by Genghis22
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cosmicevan

New York

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to scott for sharing this with mike and i. packaged 12/2010 offered 3/15/2011.

#16 of 230

a - deep purple. thin head that was gone in an instant. ring around the surface of fizziness and some spotty lacing.

s - sour flanders smell. cherriness.

t - classic acidic cherry. classic flanders. nice sourness.

m - sour but not as intense as the others we've had this evening. good carbonation, smooth.

o - overall i dug this one a lot. solid and good. not amazing, but very solid flanders.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 02:39:51 | More by cosmicevan
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sincereNc

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-07-2012 04:51:41 | More by sincereNc
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing this, Richard.

Pours a cloudy pinkish red color with a small off-white head. The nose is certainly sour, mostly in the form of vinegar. A little bit of dark fruit and straw, but overall, it's a fairly simnple beer. Maybe a hint of oak. Tastes similar to how it smells. Perhaps a bit more lactic than the aroma lets on, but still fairly vinegary. There is some fruit character such as black cherry and raisin as well as a bit of lemon peel, straw, and grass. Medium body with medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 20:38:13 | More by womencantsail
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vissai

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-16-2012 15:35:40 | More by vissai
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BDeibs

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-14-2012 23:46:48 | More by BDeibs
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle received from woolyb in a recent BIF. Thanks so much for sending this my way! Bottle number 119 of 230. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Dark ruby colored body with red highlights throughout. A nice thick and bubbly tan head sits around for quite some time. Retention is quite nice leaving a film across the surface, as well as sticky lacing on the walls. Great looking Oud Bruin.

S: Oak, black cherry, vinegar, tart berry fruits and wood. The berries come out more as it sits, giving off wonderful aromas of blackberry, raspberry and even some blueberry. There's such a great balance of the acidic vinegar-like qualities with the barrel flavors and fruitiness. Exceptionally well done once again.

T: My first thought was, holy hell that's sour. Black cherry flesh up-front along with a big acidic bite. The caramel malts wash but not long after the berries come through. More blackberry, blueberry and hints of matured wood towards the back end. The beer is certainly heavy on its sourness, but the malt backbone does a nice job trying to smooth things over, even though it fails a bit.

M: Highly bubbly carbonation, fizzy on the palate creating a smoothness to the tongue. Really, this is just what I look for in the style of beer. Certainly dry in the finish, too.

This beer was sensational, it packed so much bite but also had enough fruit flavors and malt elements to keep things interesting. It wasn't lopsided in flavor nor balance, very in tune with the style and my tastes. I really, really enjoyed this one. Thanks again Jason!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 19:09:45 | More by ShanePB
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EasyReader

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-16-2011 22:52:58 | More by EasyReader
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glid02

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Robert – thanks! Bottle no. 46 out of 230.

Pours a hazy dark amber-brown color with a tan head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of medium malts with large amounts of funk, leather, and moderately tart dark cherries. Also present are very slight hints of raisins.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Slightly dry medium malts up front are joined quickly by tart cherries and hints of darker fruits. Midway through some funk comes into play with hints of leather, carrying through to a moderately tart ending. Mouthfeel is good, with active carbonation.

Overall this was a very good beer. I’ve been to the brewpub before and was impressed with some of their offerings, but the fact they’ve hit the nail on the head with such a tough style is very nice to see. Well worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 20:29:13 | More by glid02
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #46/230 courtesy of RobErt.

Pours a Brownish/Red with a very slight head. Smells of sour apples and pears with a hint of oak peaking thru the nose. First sip is puckering sour with dark fruits dominating. Again it is apples and pears coupled with caramel and tart cherries notes along with a tad of oak. Very well carbonated translates to a great mouthfeel. Pretty much a flawless sour.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 21:56:05 | More by ATLbeerDog
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Phelps

Arizona

3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice surprise shared by ottovon and poured into a tulip.

Brewed for the 230th anniversary of a revolutionary battle, this is an amber ale aged for two years with brettanomyces.

Completely opaque burgundy. A one-finger head of light beach sand becomes a frothy ring after a short while. Some ragged lace festoons the glass as I drink.

Very funky, very tart nose. Caramel, brown sugar, vinous oak, balsamic.

Brown sugar, vinegar and caramel notes continue into the flavor. There’s an extreme blast of sour after the swallow, with lots of balsamic. It’s not too complex, but it is a solid Flanders flavor.

The medium-light body is kind of soft and tongue-puckeringly tart. Carbonation prickles the tongue softly while the acidic qualities feel like they’re taking off my enamel.

This beer wasn’t even close to my radar, but I was pleasantly surprised. A quality Flanders that, while uncomplicated, is quite good.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 23:20:38 | More by Phelps
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ottovon

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to stoutfiend27 for this one.

A: a hazy amber color with an off-white head that fell quickly.

S: a good amount of sourness in the nose. i get strawberries and raspberries. there is a bit of caramel in there and some earthiness.

T: quite sour. the nose comes through here. berries and caramel. there is some earthiness in there. it finishes dry after it starts out a touch sweet.

M: thin and carbed. it massages the tongue.

O: a really good sour. i would definitely drink this if you can get the choice.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 04:27:45 | More by ottovon
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one during the 'We Want The Funk!' tasting that was graciously hosted by beermeX2! Big thanks goes out to beermeX2 for sharing this one with the group! Bottle #82 of 230! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a reddish brown with half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cherry, sour, and vinegar. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, vinegar, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I have actually been to this brewpub quite a few times before and haven't been OVERLY impressed with some of their beers, however, this one surprised me. Had a very nice flavor profile going on here as well as aroma. The vinegar aspect I picked up on in this one really tied the entire beer together. The fruit character in this one also made a nice contribution to it as well. A really well done beer for sure. Just hate they made so little of it... A definite must try and probably my favorite brew from Natty Greene's to-date.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 16:58:55 | More by thagr81us
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

almost a cherry wood color with light ruby highlights peaking around the edges of the glass. a small tan head rises up, not too high but never fades leaving nice concentric lacing all the way down.

aroma is wonderfully balanced, just a fantastic blend of tart cherries, wood, light notes of vinegar, plums, all sorts of dark fruits and a wonderfully balanced sour profile. smooth and effortless each sip was truly a pleasure and really set this apart with its depth. hints of leather, tobacco, smooth fruit notes, a touch of vanilla in the finish, it literally had it all and really you could not ask for much more. nice and clear with the long lasting note of cherry on the palate

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 00:54:13 | More by mikesgroove
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230th Anniversary American Sour Ale from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
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