Blue Sunday Sour
New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #876
Ranked #17,398
3.87 | pDev: 10.85%
Nov 14, 2021
Jul 14, 2008
Very Good
Blue Sunday SourBlue Sunday Sour
Notes: 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
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3.88 by Meddwol from Michigan on Nov 14, 2021
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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by rand from California

22 oz bomber into a teku glass

2014 batch, opened the date of this review

Brew pours light and effervescent, bubbly like a soda with a half-inch head quickly dissipating. Dark brown in color, completely opaque.

Oaky nose, with subtle notes of unripe berries and cherries. Lactic aspects are subdued.

Flavors follow, but with a caramelly nuance midsip. Tastes more like a classic Flanders red than a wild ale. Light complexion ushers in a short, tart finish.

Tasty but unremarkable.

Dec 10, 2019
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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Parmesan from Colorado

L:. Pours a cloudy purple red that looks a bit like raspberry jam, with very little head and no lacing.

S:. Some strawberry, raspberry and other berries, a touch of caramel and vanilla, smells tart. Also a note of vinegar.

T:. Cherry, strawberry, raspberry and other berries, a touch of caramel, a touch of tartness, a slight touch of vinegar.

F:. Light body, bubbly carbonation.

O:. Not a bad sour but there are ones I like out there quite a bit.

Jun 06, 2019
3.85 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky on Feb 10, 2019
4 by Lelampp from Ohio on Dec 29, 2018
3.91 by dsshuck from Delaware on Jul 15, 2018
3.77 by AuntBea from Illinois on Jun 03, 2018
3.79 by BarrelAgedG from California on May 26, 2018
3.77 by Paul_Apsley from Michigan on May 11, 2018
4.01 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut on May 09, 2018
4 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Feb 24, 2018
3.96 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Feb 24, 2018
4.47 by golf4collet from West Virginia on Feb 04, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Beejay from Virginia

A: dark brown in color with a small head.

S: tart with berry notes and caramel.

T: tart with berry flavors and a touch of vinegar. A lot more barrel flavor than I would have thought, good oak, some vanilla, and a touch of bourbon.

M: light in body with fairly active carbonation.

O: overall I'm pretty pleased with this. Especially for the price.

Feb 04, 2018
3.81 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on Feb 04, 2018
3.69 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois on Jan 24, 2018
4 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jan 23, 2018
4 by -Andrew- from Michigan on Jan 21, 2018
3.5 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Dec 26, 2017
4.16 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Nov 28, 2017
3.26 by mltobin from Connecticut on Sep 29, 2017
3.85 by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina on Aug 24, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

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.

Aug 21, 2017
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3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

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.

Jul 04, 2017
3.75 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida on Jul 01, 2017
4 by Hopheadhiker from New York on Jun 27, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

$ 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.

Jun 25, 2017
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4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Andrewcinco from Minnesota

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

Jun 18, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Jun 10, 2017
3.85 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on May 23, 2017
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4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Benjolovesbeer from Michigan

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.

May 13, 2017
4.16 by VictorsValiant from Oregon on May 09, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by hoptheology from South Dakota

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.

Apr 02, 2017
3.75 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Mar 31, 2017
4.01 by Dankacheese from Illinois on Mar 27, 2017
3.97 by TheHopsman from Nebraska on Mar 26, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by metter98 from New York

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

Mar 19, 2017
4.11 by smithj4 from New York on Mar 19, 2017
4.5 by paulish from New York on Mar 18, 2017
4.33 by Liberatiscioli from Pennsylvania on Mar 04, 2017
Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company
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