Blue Sunday Sour | New Holland Brewing Company

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599 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

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

Added by lackenhauser on 07-13-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
599
Reviews:
127
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
127
For Trade:
8
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Photo of Andrewcinco
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was a nice sour beer, nice crisp and tart. On my third bottle. Got it at the tw in woodbury MN.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Winooski Beverage. 2017 bottle. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a ruddy burnt semi-dark amber color with a finger’s worth of quickly dieing head. No lace. The aroma mixes some light dry woody notes, caramel malt base with some green peppers, light sour citrus rind-like qualities and some light floral tones. The flavor followed suite as expected noting the sour-ness hitting upon the citrus and oaky notes and comfortably blending with the malt levels, similar to a Flanders. Nicely blended aftertaste of the malt to the sour and fixing upon the finish just as expected. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. The malt level is just a tad higher than expected but the sour level seems to be quaint enough to grip my tongue in a decent way. Overall, I dig this one and would have it again, though almost a Flanders.

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Photo of heddar33
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look is of purple plum like with smells of funk, sourness, and wine. Taste is sour tart cherry with a buttery, woodsy, oak finish. Overall good but I'd prefer New Holland's Incorrigible Reserve.

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Photo of VictorsValiant
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark honey-molasses color with a butter colored head.

Aromas of vinegar, oak, molasses, tart blueberries and strawberries.

Flavor is more on the molasses and oak side but the sour punch comes up on the back side with fruity and vinegar notes. Reminds me of Boulevard show me sour but less stout-y.

Nice tannin and carbonation character.

Overall, the more I drink it the more I enjoy it. Would reccomend.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dankacheese
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear but dark purplish red in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose along with notes of oak and blackberries.
T: The taste follows the smell, but isn't as sour as I expected it to be as there are stronger notes of oak and fruits such as blackberries and blueberries. As the beer warms up, there are notes of oak and vanilla from the barrel aging.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and somewhat tart with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer won't blow you away from its sourness or fruitiness, but is a very pleasant sour to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biggoon16
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasted_Youth
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a dark ruby red with a one finger off white head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is raspberry, blueberry, vinegar, oak and brett.

T - Th taste is blueberry, raspberry, green apple skin, lemon, oak and some light brett.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - A solid sour from New Holland. Nice balance between the berries and oak.

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

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Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company
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