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RATINGS: 131   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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4.2
burg326 (5607) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle corked and caged, poured a nice light amber color, with aromas of light cherries, light booze, some funk, and a touch of leather. Flavors of a tart cherry dusted with some coco with some light booze injected. Not overly sour, not overly boozy, the perfect blend in my book. Glad I got this bottle in a trade.

3.6
JohnnyJ (5569) - 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.

3.9
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2012
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.

3.9
mar (5443) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
nice amber pour with a frothy cream head. nose is tart, sour, wood, vanilla, light cherry. very nice on the palate, rather tart, lightly acidic, wood, bourbon, vinous, and delicious.

3.5
AdamChandler (5181) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Acquired in a trade. I really enjoy these Boulevard beers. Enjoyed at 60F in a tulip. Very still, no head. The cork barely made it out of the bottle.

A - Murky reddish brown. Still. No lacing at all.

S - Nice grape skin musk on the nose, cherries and lavender with some oaky tropical fruit scent.

T - Very tart and bitter up front. Bretty, dry and crisp in the middle. Last bit is a weird identify crisis and i get vanilla and charred smoke and bourbon.

M - No carbonation, light body. Very dry.

O - It’s a weird beer. I love the start and hate the finish.


4.8
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2012
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 Cunigan’s tasting party in 2012.

3.1
presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
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.

3.7
tmoreau (4637) - 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.

4.2
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 21, 2013
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.

3.8
jandd1983 (4604) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle, aged nicely. It poured a cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma was of cherry, funk, chocolate and wood. The taste was similar to the aroma with more tartness and malts with an awesome sour finish. Good stuff.


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