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Blue Sunday Sour | New Holland Brewing Company

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3.87/5
Very Good
607 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
Ranking:
#9,230
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
607
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
131
Trade:
8
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 607 |  Reviews: 130
Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biggoon16
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasted_Youth
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.83/5  rDev -1%
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 +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pezhead_79
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Finally dipping my toes into the sour waters, after staying mostly to stouts. This was a very good beer, with a nice amount of tartness and not over the top. If this is what I have been missing, I'm going to enjoy drinking more sours like this.

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

Photo of epyon396
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dexterk1
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramerican
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdVandenberg
2.98/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Franziskaner
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
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 aprabhu
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MahjongNucleus
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Discount Drinks in Wyandotte for about $6, was looking to get other sours but saw the pricetag for some of the Bruery's offerings and was left quite saddened, so I got this instead. This is the 2016 vintage. Also my first Wild Ale, for what it's worth.

Look: deep, deep copper red.
Smell: vinous, oak, some brett..
Taste: My Lord is it sour. It's like raking a lemon across your tongue. lemons, blueberry, some raisin in the finish.
Mouthfeel: carbonated, thin.
Overall: This kicked my ass, man. I was expecting something along the line of a lambic in terms of sourness. Worth the price.

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Photo of Bunuelian
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ultimate
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BellsFan
3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 607 ratings
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