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93
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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
750ml bottle 8/17/12 (Binnys Downers Grove)-42 in Tulip Glass-Pours a medium hazy amber with a tight off white head. Aroma of tart, cherries, slight chocolate, and funk. Taste of funk, sour, and more sour. This medium bodied brew is a fabulous tastng sour. Great brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3932) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Traded bottle, Batch 2012-1, best by 03-2014. Hazy brown pour with just a white ring around the edges. Slightly sour aroma with a slightly acetic finish. Big tart flavor at first, a little malt in the middle and then a relatively short finish. A little earthiness/mustiness in there. Pretty bold. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3920) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Shared 750 ml. bottle after sampling #3. Poured to snifters with a deeper, hazed orangy hue, a bubbly layer of off white head foam, and spotty cling to the lacing. The nose was light, but cleaner yeasty funk than #3, so no horse blanket, but more fruitiness, sourness, and vinous/grape qualities. More spritz & effervescence was noticed, and the finish was pleasantly dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3855) - 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 FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, lot 2012-1, meilleure avant 03-2104, de Stephen Morris, savoure le 13 dcembre 2013; il : bronze, limpide, pas deffervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : aigre, lger bois, levures sauvages; bouche : aigre, lger bois, levures sauvages, finale aigre avec lgre prsence de levures sauvages, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, rafrachissante; en rsum : bien

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle at Dans 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3715) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2011
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier (3605) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
750 ml bottle
Thanks to tastybeer for splitting this with b3shine and myself at a local tasting. I cant wait to open my Love Child #3 to see how it stacks up. Id 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. Id enjoy a bottle by myself if I had a few hours to spare.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (3375) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (3313) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Pours an orangish red color with white head. Sour, fruit, and vinegar aromas. Sour cherry flavor with white wine notes.


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