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93
style
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6084) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vyvvy (6056) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (6005) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2012
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 youd 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
Overall Impression: 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. Im 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5911) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 750ml bottle. Nice sour peach sour tones. Really pleasant sour barrel tones, leathery. Really has a steady sour edge which I hadnt anticipated. Pretty solid sour. Sticky barrel tones under pleasant peachy sour. Cool beer, probably sweated harder not at a tasting Im sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5793) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
750 ml. bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma of fruits, malt, wood, and wine. Taste is tart cherries, citrus, wood, wine, and some chocolate. Sour mainly, but enough sweetness to make it truly enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernesto987 (5715) - Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle, meh, just a glass of apple vinegar, no sweetness or anything, one dimensional and very acetic

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (5691) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5679) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (5629) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Backlog. Small taste of a 750 ml bottle last Saturday night. Funky, sour and fruity with a light mustiness. Held up pretty well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy orangish pour, with off white head. Grain, cherry, sourness, a bit of cheese, leather, and oak. Good.


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