onceblind (4845) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purposefully waited to rate this until I could make it my 2200th rating. Sampled at Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines fest in Vail 2013. Murky burnt orange with a thin cap head. Has some settled particles on the bottom of the glass that doesnít look like classic yeast...almost looks like tiny pencil shavings. Intense sour aroma of bactillic wood, port wine, and acidic fruit. Flavor is delightful with a fruity tone thatís kinda all over the place, with a certain brightness of acidic zest, port barrel wood, and a bretty dry finish. Really delightful and full and complex.
presario (4748) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I hope it tastes better than the description: olives and leather?!?! Dirty red-copper with minimal head. Strong wine-vinegar aroma. Tastes like the description. Not sure that I have ever tasted pickles or olives in a beer. Cool malt undertones but sensing that the emperor is a little underdressed.
JohnnyJ (4678) - 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.
thornecb (4642) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy ruby-tinged mahogany into a tulip. Off-white head bubbles and quickly recedes to hug rim leaving scant lacing. Sour pit fruit aromas. Sharp and tart with cherry upfront turning to earth and brine in the lasting finish.
djd07 (4588) - 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.
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy brownish red with little to no head. Aroma of tart cherries, raspberries, oak, vanilla and funk. Flavor of tart cherry pie, moderate sourness, other berries and lactic acid.
vyvvy (4398) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #2500 and what a beer to have for it. Sampled at St. Louis Microfest 2011 & what welcome surprise to have for it. Pretty excited to see what Boulevard delivered for the first sour ale from them I know about. Pours very murky brown with absolutely not head at all. The aroma has a mix of sourness, bourbon, caramel malt, toffee, richness and a coffee-like presence - not what I expected, but it was interesting to say the least. The body was medium/light with a crispness to it and almost no carbonation to be found. The sourness that was blended with the aroma is front and center in the taste with prominent acidic and vinegar traits and a distinct lemon presence - it is a very sour beer. However, underneath the sourness is dark caramel, molasses, brown sugar, dates, raisins and toffee. The sourness masks some of that though. The finish is sour as well, but has a smoothness to it. Someone else trying it may have sum it up well saying it tasted like a mix of an old ale and a sour ale. Excellent beer to say the least & it showed no alcohol. Glad to try this one.
drfabulous (4345) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to Holly. Iím pretty sure I smelled this yearís ago on a tour. Cherry and vinegar. A nice brown tartness to this beer. Some red grapes. A bit of that so called leather in nose. Very nice.
ben4321 (4330) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 750 ml bottle at Flying Saucer-Little Rock, 6/20/12
Aroma: The nose has lots of sour/tart berries, with some brett/funk, yeast, and wood
Appearance: It pours a cloudy dark orange-amber color with minimal head, and no lacing
Flavor: Tastes much like youíd expect from the nose: sour and tart with the same notes coming though
Palate: The body of this one is fairly light, it is quite drinkable, and the alcohol is rather well-hidden
I thought that this was a really good sour. Nicely made, and hits all the right marks for the style. Good job here by Boulevard. Iím glad I saw this one up on the New Arrivals - Bottles section, as it was pretty easy to miss and based on the limited number of reviews, I doubt it is something that would have stumbled over again anytime soon if I had missed it. I found this one to be quite good.
jkwood04 (4327) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours amber with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of sweet tarts, caramel malts, and some light hops. A very sour beer. Smooth texture. A good sour ale, with a lot if sourness.