22nd Anniversary Dark Sour | Great Divide Brewing Company

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3.86/5
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48 Ratings
22nd Anniversary Dark Sour22nd Anniversary Dark Sour
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
An expert blend of bold character, this Dark American Sour is a perfect culmination of 22 years of craft and ingenuity. Aged in red wine barrels, this robust offering is as sophisticated as it is sour. Notes of black cherry jam and tobacco are countered by a welcome tartness and tannic oak finish that lasts long after each sip, making 22nd Anniversary a beer you won’t soon forget.

Added by ONovoMexicano on 04-29-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
11
Ratings:
48
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of eppie82
3.09/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SirSage
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed with @osorojo
Deep dark color. Nose that erupts from the bottle as you open and fills the immediate area with floral wine and woody notes. Soft front end flavors of licorice and a slow accent into sour deliciousness with deep and rich backend flavors of wood and red wine. Was tasted 2 years after bottling so i feel the sour may have subsided ever so slightly but has an amazing bevy of flavors that where still very much so present.

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Photo of OsoRojo
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

bottle dated May 2016, drfank on 12/2/18
Enjoyed on a Sunday afternoon with @sirsage
huge nose upon opening, massive red wine aroma!
excellent beer you should find one

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

Photo of Panda_Rock
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheHopsman
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a deep mahogany color with 2 fingers of head that quickly fizzles down to pretty much nothing

S: Cherries, berries, tannins, oak, vinous notes, and dark fruits all present

T: Follows the nose along with some tobacco and dark chocolate notes from the roasted malt. Starts off with some tartness, cherries, berries, a vinous character, and oak. Goes into the tobacco, tannins, dark chocolate, dark fruits, and even some vanilla. Finishes with a hint of the tartness and fruity notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: As of this review, the bottle is just over 10 months old. It seems to have mellowed out a bit and is coming together very well. Very drinkable for an almost 9% sour, with the barrel and base mingling nicely. Nothing too crazy or different, but definitely solid and worth a try if you're into sours

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Photo of netshark
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrDemento456
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was able to find this beer at $6 a goblet. Looks of wine deep red with no head and also smells of it with very little Sour Notes. Taste was pretty amazing evolved from red wine to vinegar like sourness and finished off with a sweet and bready malt. Thought it was smooth not too watery and very easy to drink at almost 9%. Overall a very great beer that was worth the price.

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

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erk0607
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

the thing is, great divide has been making beer this interesting and good for a long time now, and its a shame they have to foil it up and charge out the wazoo to get anyone to notice it. somewhat dark, deep brown will suffice, not much head from the tap, but a cool aroma of red wine tannins and a little bacterial acidity, lemons, roasted grain, drip coffee, black cherry, raisin, tang, sweet, yum. the flavor is somewhat less compelling and evolved, a little more simple, still with the oak and the wine, still with the dried fruit notes from the malt, but a little more simplistic, cleaner, lighter. i wish this had more body, it could certainly handle it. the acidity with the dark grain is nice, and its not all sour, a little funk exists in here too, and its real tasty. lots of wood, some dry cocoa, red wine, its cool beer, lots going on, but maybe not as different and original as it would have been as say their 17th anniversary brew five years ago. things have changed, and the world has for sure caught up this one. lovely beer and worth the price, well refined and drinkable for what it is, but it could also relatively easily get lost in a crowd of these...

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Photo of terrysjag
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fuzzcherry
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of golf4collet
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hop_junkie
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatGreer
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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22nd Anniversary Dark Sour from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 48 ratings