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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Sour characteristics come to the fore in this release, foreshadowed by the tart, winey aroma. Notes of cherry, chocolate, olive brine, and leather give way to a subtle hint of funk and a dry, clean finish.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (3810) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Ho-lee-crap. Did NOT expect this! A wonderful; marriage of tart funky fruit and bourbon. Carbonation high, but just right for the style. Dances on your tongue. Dark and light fruit, wine-like sourness, and some vanilla bourbon sweetness and a hint of pepper. What a delicious brew. Didn’t know Boulevard could do wild like this."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2121) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Aroma: Cherry, Leather, Mildly Earthy Appearance: Brownish/Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, No Head, Almost No Light Taste: Tart Cherry, Red Plums, Mild Cranberry Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Tart

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (363) - Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pours copper brown with thin fizz. Picking up more of the lacto than brett on this one. Great sour cherry notes dominate. Not getting any perceptible bourbon. Puckeringly sour. Dryish finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (2999) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Brown bottle, 750 ml, lot 2012-1, best before 03-2014, from Stephen Morris, savoured on December 13 2013; eye: bronze, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head; nose: sour, light woody, wild yeasts; mouth: sour, light woody, wild yeasts, sour finale with light presence of wild yeasts, medium body, good carbonation, refreshing; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, lot 2012-1, meilleure avant 03-2104, de Stephen Morris, savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : bronze, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : aigre, léger boisé, levures sauvages; bouche : aigre, léger boisé, levures sauvages, finale aigre avec légère présence de levures sauvages, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, rafraîchissante; en résumé : bien

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4738) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle: Poured an orangey/amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and almost no lacing. Aroma consists of sour tart notes are quite dominant with light subtle notes of bourbon also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by tart and sour notes with light acidic notes with a finish that is closer to Chardonnay then bourbon actually. Body is about average with medium carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable and well brewed top style without rewriting the rule book.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2017) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Opened at the end of year Ottawa tasting. Hazy amber with an off white head. Bourbon seemed muted on this one although there was a decent amount of oak, a nice tartness, caramel malt and doughiness, some brett, alcohol was balanced but present, moderate body and carbonation, nice tartness throughout

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
A murky amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with light oaked notes, floral hops, vanilla, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with oaked character, Brett, nice acidity Flemish sour like, cherries, very nice. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 14 2013.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle into a tulip. Pours redish brown with minimal head. Aroma of bourbon, red wine, dark fruit and leather. Taste is very nice - tart fruit, brine and oaky notes. Body is a little on the thin side. Overall a very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier (2990) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
750 ml bottle
Thanks to tastybeer for splitting this with b3shine and myself at a local tasting. I can’t wait to open my Love Child #3 to see how it stacks up. I’d 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. I’d enjoy a bottle by myself if I had a few hours to spare.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2334) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2013
What the hell is this? Tastes like apple cider vinegar. Thats all i get is tons of apple cider vinegar and a tiny amount of sweet cherry. Not good at all.


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