Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle
Thanks to tastybeer for splitting this with b3shine and myself at a local tasting. I canít wait to open my Love Child #3 to see how it stacks up. Iíd never expect Boulevard to be a potential sour powerhouse even though their Smokestack line is often stellar. This proves me wrong.
Aroma / Appearance - The bronze caramel body fizzes in place. Cherry pie, heavy sweetness, and a vinous aspect are maybe a bit too much like a liquid version of Twizzlers. Otherwise it is works well.
Flavor / Palate - Bready and warm the mouthfeel is chewy. Leathery edges stick to the throat along with a sour feel that emerges after a while. It might not have the sharpness of an all out sour ale but the balance makes it easy to drink. Iíd enjoy a bottle by myself if I had a few hours to spare.
JulienHuxley (2854) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks Gene. Clear copper pour white head. Aroma is really weird tons of bourbon with brett, quite leathery, musk. Taste is better, still sweet but with a nice tartness. Palate is heavy, difficultly drinkable.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good sour. Reminds me of some of the best geuzes. The funk is immediate and apparent in the aroma and taste. Sour apple, aged wood, and yeast. Tried at the Cuniganís tasting party in 2012.
madvike (2659) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jmagnus87...thanks Josh! - Pours hazy roasy amber with a ring of light tan head. Nose is cherries and a light breadiness. Fairly tart. Taste is pretty tart with cherries, a touch of vinegar, some stone fruit, and bready malt. A bit cheesy. Well-carbonated with a fluffy body.
Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 750ml bottle. Fruity and tart aroma, with notes of oak, vanilla, red grape, cherry and faint background sweetness. Cloudy red-orange in color, head is slight and fading. Flavor profile is predominantly fruity, also woody and earthy, plenty more red/berryish fruitiness here along with faint hints of vanilla, citrus and balsamic. Finishes very tart and dry, nary a trace of the alcohol to be found. Low in effervescence, moderate level of acidity here. Not a bad example of a Flanders Red style sour, would be nicer if it came in smaller bottles and at a lower price. Thanks to Eugene!
Steve_0 (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Danís 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!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into glass. Good bit of sour funk in this one. Nice balance between the fruit characteristics and the tartness. Easily drinkable and the ABV is masked extremely well. Very good sour!
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange amber mostly clear with barely a grey head. Aroma is subte, tang, tropical fruit, and a tad bit of barbecue. Body is thinner bring light cherry and tart candy with a drier sweet tangy yeast.
jmagnus87 (2369) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome beer. Super sour with cherries and a hint of green apple. A little oaky wood in there too. Nice bit of funk. I would love to try this one again with a couple years of aging.
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Parkville 2011. I think I may have gotten the last pour off the keg. The beer is not super sour, more in the traditional Flanders style with cherry sweetness and an underlying earthy, dirty, sourness. Its thick and complicated with lots of earthy yet berry flavors. Lots of thick, bready malts rolled in there as well. The light sourness is a nice complement.