TheAlum (6027) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle picked up at Cardinal Liquors (Joliet, IL). Excited to try this one.. Was surprisingly hard to find. Pours a richer ruby copper amber hue. Good haze, good glow, and mellow copper glowing edges. A frothy offwhite head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas offer a touch of sweetness, mellow oak and whiskey, some sour cherries, gentle lactic lemon grow, kisses of brett. Initial is medium bodied, kiss of thickness with a lighter body. Cherry, lemon, and a good sourness despite that "dirty" nose. Richer sour kick up front, as the middle gives souir cherry and lemon, gentle vanilla, oak. The beer totally transforms from the nose.. Less sweet sticky malt elements, with good tart/sour elements. Very good beer, good flavors, nose can be a bit offensive. Solid offering, good dark fruit. Nice, aside from the nose.
JohnnyJ (4673) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy orangish pour, with off white head. Grain, cherry, sourness, a bit of cheese, leather, and oak. Good.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nose is big, full sour with an earthy funk and stone fruit. Just between red and brown with no head. Flavor is sharply acidic with a rich funk and loads of fruit. Cherry, strawberry, peach, pomegranate. Medium bodied and immensely easy to drink. So unbelievably good.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by theAlum. Pours a deep reddish brown, thin offwhite head. The nose is crisp and tart. Cherries, apple skin and fruit. Reminiscent of old school la folie. On tasting, it is far more subdued. Light tartness, not crushingly acidic. Some brown sugar notes. alcohol is hidden, lighter bodied overall. Very clean and nice enough with cherries and apples again on the finish. Solid.
djd07 (4553) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with paper thin off white head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is cherry, funk, and wood. Thin mouthfeel with a strong tart and leathery malt with nice sour finish. Easy to drink hiding the alcohol well. A very impressive sour ale from Boulevard.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am usually not much on wild/sour ales but I am glad I tried this one. Pours an orange color with a small head. The aroma is funky with some barnyard notes. The taste was medium sour, cherry, leather. Finishes clean.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought a 750ml / 1 PINT, 9.4 FLUID OUNCE bottle of this from The Red Monk in Des Moines, IA for $25 (what a steal!). Poured from the Orange/Yellow/Red Labeled bottle w/ silver stars on it into a 12oz Tulip Glass. Has BATCH NUMBER/BEST BY DATE: 2012-2, 03-2014 on the back of the label.
Aroma- Light cherries, slight funk, and then a nice barrel/aged finish. Very complexed and subtle into you really stick your nose in the glass.
Appearance- Pours a less then .5 finger head that bubbles up and then dies. Has a light amber colored body with slight haziness. Leaves no lacing behind.
Flavor- The flavor of this one is just like the aroma, complexed and tough to figure out. Sweet, tart, and light cherries are all positive in here. Almost no bitterness but rather a sweet finish mixed with a medium sour attribute. Nice!
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Puckers with tons of sour barnyard attributes and then a barrel note is caught on the finish. Incredible!
Overall Impression- WOW! This one has to be one of my favorites from Boulevard! The barrel aged notes I found in here were VERY impressive since this was a sour beer. Highly recommend grabbing a bottle of this and aging if you have the chance! I sure will be.
BeerandBlues2 (10386) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Steve_0. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is plum, grape, and cherries, biscuit and cereal malt, and spicy earthy hops. Flavor is tart lactic grapes, plums, cherries, light malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
pthebutcher (2) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyable clean flavor. Sour was powerful, but not overpowering. All around wonderful!
Steve_0 (2971) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Dan’s house. Pour is hazy peach in appearance with a small off-white head. Cherry, peach skin, tannin, fruit pit, light cheese, spice, barnyard, and leather in the aroma. Taste is super sour, heavy acetone, light vinegar, peach, tannin, oak, and yeast with a long-lasting acidic finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Nice sour!