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Blue Sunday Sour | New Holland Brewing Company

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Blue Sunday SourBlue Sunday Sour

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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Reviews: 123 | Ratings: 577
Reviews by Frosty80:
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4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color: pours medium golden-brown. sits clear amber with khaki, one finger head

Smell: first impressions are of Lacto and Brett, followed by oak, all in balance and with good intensity. in between these aromas are notes of white and red grapes, perhaps a little banana and cranberry.

Taste: aromas translate well to taste. mildly tart and slightly funky up front, and throughout, with obvious oak. light fruitiness reflecting above-mentioned varieties. finish is lightly tart with lightly sweet, bready malt

Mouthfeel: high-medium body with decent carbonation

Notes: great sour ale with good complexity and not too much intensity.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of don1481
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

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

Photo of tigg924
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, low carbonation, gold-brown in color, clear

Smell: sharp sour mix and fruit candy

Taste: light oak, sharp sour mix, touch of dark fruits--blueberry and cherry

Mouthfeel: super sour with a touch of sweetness, light in body, prickly medium carbonation

Overall: One of the better New Holland beers that I have had. Super complex. This one is a sipper and the fruit comes out towards the end as it warms. I would get this again if I found it on tap.

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Photo of fenlop54
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber in color with a faint wisp of off white head around part of the rim. Plenty of vibrant carbonation bubbles head up from the depths. The aroma is of flat grape soda and Brettanomyces. The taste is much more appealing than the nose lets on. I get some raspberry and blueberry flavor and tartness. There's also some oak which lends is some of the dryness in the body. The mouth is otherwise moderately carbonated..

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle. Pours hazy amber under a thin, white foam collar. Tart malt aromas. Tart on the palate with a touch of mustiness balanced by malt and alcohol.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KirkFrancis
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of goast8127
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of sgttibbs
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JIMTRK16
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of cynical1027
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Shawner
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of shamsoftabriz
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Winos in Bowling Green, KY.

A: A mysterious shade of love potion #9 purple, a bit watery, without much heft or carbonation.

S: Some oak, a bit of sour grapes and alcohol.

T: Big sour apple and some pickle up front that stimulates a nice response from the salivary glands. Oak barrel flavors come to the fore as the beer warms up. A little bit of briny radish and booze. Delicious resinous nutty aftertaste that lingers for a long time.

M: Typical of the style, but nothing to write home about. More boozy than other sours like Monks Cafe Flemish Red or Rodenbach Grand Cru.

O: I really like this and plan to drink it regularly as long as it lasts on tap. If you are a fan of sours, seek this out. It's a complex, unique, and welcome addition to the style. It drinks like a light whiskey once it gets warm. Expensive, but one worthy of sipping and savoring.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly cloudy ruby color with a small, bubbly off-white head that has weak retention, quickly reducing to a ring of bubbles on top. Thin lacing forms on the glass.

S: Nice cherry aroma with a good bit of oak. Slightly funky and tart. There is a little bit of barnyard/horse blanket and a little tobacco as well.

T: Again, more cherries with a nice tartness. A little bit of dark fruit as well, some plum mixed in. The oak comes through with a touch of vanilla.

M: Light to medium bodied. Not overly tart, slightly dry finish.

O: Pretty good wild ale. Not overly sour or fruity, but in the middle for both.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 577 ratings.
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