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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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October 21, 2013 This week marks the first release in an exciting new series of beers from Boulevard Brewing Co. Foeder Projekt #1, a draft only wood aged sour beer, will show up in bars and restaurants in the Kansas City area. At just under 7% ABV, Foeder Projekt #1 is best described as a wood aged sour. The base beer spent six months in a foeder at our Smokestack Series 750 ml bottling facility.
The beer transported to the foeder was, to be quite frank, a fairly uninteresting beer at the time of transfer. We had brewed a golden colored sour ale with the intention of aging it in the foeder to be blended into a future Love Child beer, our award winning series of sour beers. As with all of our projects, we tasted the beer as it journeyed down the path to sour deliciousness. It was at one of these stops that we realized this beer was pretty damn awesome just as it was. We called a brewers meeting to taste other barrel aged projects and everyone fell in love with the beer from the foeder so we decided to pull off some of the beer and keg it by hand.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Deep hazy reddish color with limited head. Small festival pour. Gentle vinegar nose. The taste is straight-on sour with a hint of cherry and floral notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2015
I have been trying to chase down the top 5 of Blvd ratings for a while. To make it harder, Blvd decided to start making a lot more variety of beers since I moved away. This was one of the first that I was very disappointed to miss. Then Brouwerís in Seattle has a Sour Fest and had this. I needed to be there. I showed up right after work and the line was up the street. I was pissed. I then came back at night. No line, awesome. Not much people inside. Beers kicked, none that I cared about - woooo!!!.
Ruby grapefruit color. Small ring of head. The barrel is strong in this one. Leafy wood. Moderate cherry jolly rancher sourness, not quiet acetic. Flavor is amazingly clean juice drying sour abating the negative acetic qualities. Just clear and pointed sourness. Real drying and grapefruit sour finish. Light body. I really enjoyed this, much more than I thought I would.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pouring at EBF 2014. Pours a hazed amber with a thin yellow head. Raspberry funk and musk. Tart acid, raspberries. Funk, lemon, bright acidity. Tart with bold lingering acid on the finish. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (5412) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Hazy dark copper with no head. Sultry sour earthy malty nose with a bit of fruit and wood. Pleasantly sour flavor that isnít too sharp but with a nice subtle pucker nonetheless. Nice fruitiness and earthy malty tones with some guava and passionfruit, some woody lactic notes, and some tangy citrus. And a tart bright cherry note in there as well. Lovely sour. Quite complex but very sippable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6033) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
On tap at FreshCraft during GABF weekend
Clear amber with a small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is tart and stone fruit. Taste is tart cherries and fruity
Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1844) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
I now of course canít even remember where I had this on tap...but I remember being stoked about the light puckery hints at barnyard, bits of sour peachy fruits, and straw. Mustíve been in Seattle...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiercepanda (608) - Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2014
A reddish brown beer with a small white head. The aroma is tart fruit and yeast. The flavor is super tart, underripe berries and cherry, with wood and malt backing. Very sour, very delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5886) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2014
6oz pour at Smoke and Barrel. Pours a murky amber with some spitty cream colored head. Nose is musty, some cooked greens, some sour mash, some berry, some vinegar, mild funk. Flavor is very tart, berry, some wood pulp, grapefruit meat. Tart finish. Not bad, maybe a bit young.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap @ What the Funk Denver 2014. Copper appearance with an off white head. Dark berry / cherry fruit in the nose. Some acetic notes as well. Definitely a fair amount of vinegar / acetic acid in the flavor. Moderately tart. Nice woody notes. Black cherry flavor. Drinks pretty good. I probably like this better than some of the Love Child releases.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (4211) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Draught at EBF, 3/22/14
White head disappears as it hits the glass and a slightly hazed, light amber colored liquid is left.
Lactic sourness in the nose is promising. Only a faint notion of acetic acid, thankfully, contributing a touch of spoiled fruitiness to mix with the cheesey lactic notes. Some brett helps brighten things and as the finish arrives, a multitude of basement notes emerge. Musty wool, horseblanket, fresh lettuce, celery and raw meat to name a few. Somewhat light on the strength, probably due to the low carbonation, but whatís there is very interesting and complex.
Unfortunately, itís incredibly overattenuated in the mouth. Beyond bone dry, with plenty of acidic astringency and a papery, almost oxidized texture. Low, loose carbonation contributes a watery feel and though the flavors that are here are quite nice (plenty of horsey, cheesey, fruity bacterial notes), itís just got no body whatsoever. Like some of the French red wines Iíve had that are intentionally brett-infected, though probably even less body and sweetness than those...Definitely needs a young, sweeter beer blended in.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2986) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2014
On tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta). Like most beers of this style, I find it hard to get past the aroma. In this case, a load of soft fruits in vinegar (which I really dislike). The flavor is also fruity but the vinegar recedes excepting a strong and welcome tartness. Feel: medium-light body with proper carbonation. Clear amber with a semi-durable head.


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