Show-Me Sour | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Show-Me SourShow-Me Sour

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jp32 on 07-30-2015

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Photo of ajdemma
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok. This has a black or very dark brown color with a quickly receeding chocolate colored head. If I had to call a scent I'd say Belgian yeast with sour funk. I can't detect much else. Um, im getting the sour but not much else, maybe a bit of chocolate and a tad of sweetness. Very low, I really am wondering what this is supposed to be.

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Photo of let8it8grow
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeekLikesBeer
3.15/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh... sour is not prominent nor is barrel aging. At $8 for a 6 pack I'm not upset, but 4 of them will sit around until there's nothing better in my fridge. Much better sour options out there at a similar price.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of loganburgh
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours a surprisingly dark brown bordering on black. Not much in terms of head. Aroma is astringent and smoky, with elements of wood. The taste is sour but not at all overly so. Medium body and no carbonation. A very refreshing wild ale.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

L: Clear dark mahogany brown pour. 1 finger of foamy white head. Scant lacing.

S: Tart lemon and a bit of funk... mixed with a bit of barrel.

T/F: Sweet fruits and lemon zest at the start giving way to some mild tartness. A bit of funk, but expected more given the barrel aging. Medium to light in body. Carbonation was on point. Finish is where I picked up most of the barrel character. A bit of oak but not terribly strong.

O: Pretty much a session sour... pleasant and drinkable, and might be a good 'intro' into sour beers for someone unacquainted. Not really sour per se... more mildly tart and not terribly complex. Easy to drink though... good price point and reasonably good flavor.

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Photo of Amedlin18
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottspencer
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.12/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My kind neighbor got me this beer. It poured an opaque dark with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of burnt corn husks. The taste was sour mash with hints of wine...the mouthfeel was lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of TH28
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. 7/17/17 bb date. Appearance: deep dark brown, almost black, opaque, with minimal white head.
Aroma: Light nutty and toasted maltiness. No hop or acidic aromas
Taste: Starts with a touch of nutty and toasted bread maltiness and quickly turns to an acidic sour cherry that almost has a tomato like quality. Minimal bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a relatively low carbonation.
Finish: Very dry and a puckering acidity. A bit of nutty malt shows up retronasally.
Overall: An interesting sour. Almost comes across as a nut brown with some added lactobacillus. Nice, but it's pretty straightforward and lacking some complexity

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Boulevard Brewing Co. "Show Me Sour"
12 fl. oz. brwon glass bottle, "BEST BY DATE ON BOTTLE" "17JUL2017", sampled 28APR2017
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Ha, I thought it was "Show Me The Sour", I must have "Jerry McGuire" on the brain. Ahhh! And it's dark? I was expecting something golden. It kind of looks like cola in the glass. At least the head disappears just as quickly. The aroma appears more chocolatey and mocha coffee-like to me than sour. I wonder if this is a good sign or a bad sign. Well I get the chocolate in the flavor, but the sourness is also there. I hesitate to call it roasty. On a scale of 1 to 10 for sourness I'd say it's about a 4, maybe 5. It's what I'd call tart, not sour, and lightly tart at that. Which is fine, I don't need a beer to be puckeringly acidic, and in fact that can sometimes distract from the rest of the beer. The chocolate is mild as well, and kind of like a fudge brownie. What I'm not finding is the "barrel". There might be a little bit of oaky dryness in the finish, or that might just be the dryness from the acidity, but either way it doesn't stand out. Maybe they're using old barrels that they've gone through before, which would be nice from an environmentalist's view as they're reusing, but if it's not contributing what's the point? OR, maybe I'm just missing it. Throw into the mix that it's just 4.3% ABV and you've got a very mild beer here. It's very drinkable in that there's nothing holding you back from having more like a bold bitterness or strong alcohol, but there's also not a lot or reason to want to drink another. Unfortunate. I was expecting more from a "barrel aged" sour. Maybe next time.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Color is very dark brown almost pitch with slight ruby hues to the base very odd for such a light ABV. Head is also slight just a 1/4 inch that fades to next to nothing. Smell is a mixed bag sour but nutty with a stout like roast to it. Taste is good mix of slight stout goodness mixed with some sour wild ale brett. Body is light but with the mix of interesting flavors it never gets boring.

Overall can't say I have had too many barrel aged sours since they are usually expensive but this is a decent if not session able alternative.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Boulevard's Show Me Sour for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I was a little confused when I looked at the price and saw it was so cheap for a Barrel Aged sour and I'm very interested to see what they have to offer at this price point, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks ok, it's a little on the plain side and it isn't too eye catching. It poured a darker brown color that didn't change when held to the light and it had almost two fingers of bubbly and fluffy tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left hardly any lacing behind. This is a nice looking beer, but I wish the head retention and lacing were a little better.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with some fruity aromas being the first to show up and they impart some dark fruit aroma with no single fruit seeming to stick out the most and it has a little bit of a watery aspect to it. Up next comes just a slight bit of funky yeast which is just a little noticeable and it goes into a light tart aroma. Towards the end comes the malts which impart some dark malt, light chocolate, roasted malts and grainy aroma and towards the end there's a little bit of smokey and woody aroma. This beer has a decent aroma, but I don't think that all the aspects come together that well.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but it has better balance and it's a little bolder, it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the fruits still showing up first and this time they are brighter and show up a little more while impart a little more of a tart cherry flavor that goes into a lower amount of sourness with just a slight of funky yeast and it leads into the malts which are lighter than they were in the aroma and they aren't a roasted. Towards the end there's just a slight woody flavor that is barely noticeable and on the finish there's a little lingering sourness with just a little more sweetness and it had a fruit, sour and slightly malty aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer, but I wish the barrel stood out a little more with some more funky yeast.

M- Fairly smooth, a little crisp, slightly refreshing, not too mouth puckering, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and it's a fairly solid example of the style, it's a little tamer than most sours, but most of the key flavors are there and it could be a little better if more yeast and barrel flavors came through. This beer had decent drinkability, one is a good amount for me. What I like the most about this beer is the mouthfeel, it's pretty nice and it didn't have negative aspects. What I like the least about this beer was of lack of barrel aged and funky yeast flavors. I would buy this beer again when looking for a solid and cheap sour, but it isn't anything that I would stock up on. I would recommend checking it out if you want a sour that's a little on the lighter side and it won't break the bank. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and I think if they worked on a couple of the aspects it would be one of the cheapest sours. It's not a favorite Boulevard beer and it's a solid example of the style. Nice job guys, this was better than I thought it would be, keep up the hard work.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tbryan5
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KAP1356
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


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Photo of smakawhat
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Best by? July 17th 2017.

Quite an extremely dark brew, nearly black and totally opaque looking. Faint hint of khaki head but leaves only a collar with no retention. A populated bullseye makes a good appearance and gives the impression the beer is still alive.

Kind of a little odd aroma. Very nutty smelling and porter like roast qualities. Mild sensing acidity, but nor particularly sour smelling. Definitely a real nice nutty very hazelnut and creamy tones though. Very enjoyable but kind of odd in a way.

Palate is a bit unexpected. Porter light, and very session like tasting leaving for a weaker presence on the brew. More of that nutty tones, but also more tangy sourness that is more prominent on the palate as opposed to the nose. Good charcoal angle light, and with a kind of crackling porter like roast quality too.

Different angle, but this doesn't make much pleasure for me in terms of malt and yeasty tang, or particularly roasty body. Otherwise it's fine for what it is.

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