Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
Wild Ale
4.1 | pDev: 7.56%
Jul 29, 2022
Apr 14, 2017
Changeling is an enchanting blend of dark sour ales aged in whiskey and wine barrels that were inoculated with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus. It pours a deep ruby color with touches of gold at the edges of the glass. Leading with plum and toasty malt, the flavor transmutes into a soft tartness, with notes of earthy, funky Brett and a touch of lingering caramel to create a delicate balance.

2017 Component Beers:
Snow & Tell - whiskey barrels - 43%
Snow & Tell - wine barrels - 40%
Dark Saison - whiskey barrels - 10%
Flanders Red/Belgian Blonde - foeder - 5%
Imperial Stout - whiskey barrels - 2%
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Rated: 4.21 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 29, 2022
Rated: 3.86 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Nov 29, 2021
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Reviewed by officerbill from New York

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 5/18/18 BB 5/18/21 drank 8/18/20
A poof popping the cork

L: The color of cherry root beer with a tan head that quickly dissolves to a ring and thin film

S: a clean smell of cherries, plums, grapes, and apples

T: tart cherries, green apples, plums, almost ripe peaches, dry wine, hay, grass, lemon, some yeasty funk, (malts & brown sugar appear as it warms)

F: Very little carbonation, just a slight tingling over the tongue from front to back, a thin dry white wine feel with a slightly astringent sour aftertaste, There's almost a hollow feel in the center of your tongue just after the swallow.

O: A very refreshing sour tart dark ale. You can taste the wine barrels and the Brett. This beer is a balance of sour fruits, like barely sweetened lemonade levels of sour, with a noticable changes as it warms. The sour mellows, there is more body, malt and brown sugar make an appearance and the flavors are more balanced.
Serve this at a cool room temperature for best results.
Changeling isn't for everyone, but if you like sour ales you'll really like this.
Aug 19, 2020
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Pours dark reddish brown color with with a nice initial head and good lacing. Fragrant sour cherries smell and taste. Tart plum, red wine and earthy funk. Love this type of dark sour along with dark saison and sour stout. Pretty good example of the funky dark genre.
Jul 29, 2020
Rated: 4.85 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Mar 30, 2020
Rated: 3.89 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Feb 14, 2020
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a cork'n'cage bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy burgundy brown pour with 2 fingers of fizzy white head. Moderate ring of lacing.

S: Vinegary. Tart and acidic... funk and green fruit.

T.F: Just like it smells... apple cider vinegar forward... tart and funky with strong brett character. Earthy... red wine and oak... not picking up a ton of the whiskey... a little vanilla perhaps. Unripened fruit and baking cherry. Complex... medium bodied and sticky/tangy on the tongue.

O: A funky complex brew... very acidic which makes it slightly less drinkable... more of a slow sipper. One I'm glad I got to sample.
Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by drstalker from Illinois

Jul 13, 2019
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This one pours a murky dark brown color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like chocolate, red wine, earthy funk, oak, and vanilla.

This is a touch acidic, but the malt character is fairly nice - with chocolate, roast, and a touch of breadiness. I don't get much whiskey barrel, but there's definitely a healthy smattering of red wine and oak, and a bit of vanilla from the barrels. There's also some cherry and sour plum. If the acidity was toned down, this would work a bit better for me. As it is now - it's a bit overwhelming.

This is slightly creamy, with a light body, and a fairly decent creaminess.

I don't typically like dark sours a whole lot, but this still worked somewhat well for me.
Jul 05, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Jun 11, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: The beer is very dark brown in color (opaque when viewed from afar) and has traces of dark red hues when held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high beige colored head that quickly settled down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of plums are present in the nose along with hints of vinegar.
T: The taste follows the smell with flavors of dark fruits such as cherries and plums and notes of oak with hints of vinegar and associated acidity.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and rather tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer, which seemed like a hybrid between a Flanders Red Ale and an American Wild Ale.

Serving type: can
Apr 12, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle. Label is stamped with best by date of '13FEB2019'.
Cola brown colored body, with extensive ruby red back lit highlights. Thin off white head upon pouring, and this recedes to a partial island a bubble fed ring. No lacing.
Aroma is sour plum, with a wafting of toasty malt. No funk smelled.
Taste is quite tart, with flavors of plum and green apple. The roasted malts mix in to create an interesting combination. The end is dry, with a semblance of vinous red wine. I think the mix of tart fruit and roasted malt lead to this red wine fade out. No funk tasted, but the sourness is certainly from the action of the yeast.
Medium mouth feel. Very good carbonation.
This beer reminds me of my cabernet wine drinking days, but of course at a lower ABV%. In summary, this is a vinous and dry beer, with a good touch of roasted malt. For me this was an easy drinking and enjoyable sour ale.
Mar 20, 2019
Rated: 4 by Mtn from Texas

Mar 16, 2019
Rated: 4.6 by Curt3 from Ohio

Feb 14, 2019
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very murky brownish cola color .
At least a medium body with medium prickly carbonation .
Aroma is sour, tart, acidic,vinegary dark fruit and yeasty raisin
Taste is sugary sweet at first followed by almost mouth puckering sour tartness. Less vinegar than the aroma suggests with raisin bread and dark fruit showing up. Candied dark fruit and raisin bread flavor coats the tongue and lingers a long time .
Much more depth, complex, and sweet than expected and very full of different flavors. Definitely worth a try
Feb 11, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by psdonnelly from Alabama

Oct 10, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by Can_has_beer from Texas

Oct 03, 2018
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Sep 30, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Sep 15, 2018
Changeling from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 88 ratings