Blue Sunday Sour | New Holland Brewing Company

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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:
605
Reviews:
130
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
130
For Trade:
8
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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Holland Brewing Co. "Blue Sunday Sour"
$6/10 oz. on tap @ Champs, State College, PA

Notes: Dark brown with a ruby sheen beneath a creamy off-white head that displays very good retention and lacing. Aroma of oak and "tartness" & Brettanomcyess character. The flavor brings in dark fruit with cherry, raisin, plum, and fresh fig. It's moderately bitter but with an acidic, dry, and very lightly oaky finish. Light-medium in body with a crisp, tingling/bristling carbonation. Overall - exceptional!!! Very nicely balanced and refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Eh. I get sours are the game these days and this one has been around for a while, but I don't think I can play. Aroma and taste were the same sourness, some oaky and fruity (blueberries, blackberries) but it's mostly those lacto notes without any sweetness to balance. It tastes like heartburn and upset stomach to me.

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

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

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$ 8.47 (Including tax)/22 oz capped bottle ($ 0.385/oz) at Riverside Liquors, Grand Rapids, MI.
Bomber bottled 12/27/16, stored at 42 degrees. Served at 55 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – sour, a little vinegary.
Head average (Maximum three cm, aggressive pour), tan, fizzy, average density, short retention, rapidly diminishing to a two mm ring and a thin partial layer.
Lacing – none.
Body – deep amber, clear.
Flavor – begins pleasantly sour with some oak coming through. No hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate - medium, watery, soft carbonation.

Not an exceptional sour but still a good one, worth the price. I’ll watch for more of these.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4.25.

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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
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | 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. Light black cherries at the end.
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. Nice tart and oaky finish.
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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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

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Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 605 ratings.
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