Foeder Project #2 | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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4.33/5
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22 Ratings
Foeder Project #2Foeder Project #2
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Allurex on 06-21-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
22
pDev:
5.08%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by draheim:
Photo of draheim
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750mL (best by 3/8/2019) into a tulip. Pours a clear golden amber w/ a light fizzy head that settles to a thin layer of sea foam.

Aroma is grainy and sour; pear and green apple, lemony acidity.

Taste is puckeringly sour, crisp, bright. Granny Smith apple, pale biscuity malt, dry oak, and a subtle sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, palate-cleansing. Finishes dry and crisp.

Overall a really enjoyable wood-aged sour.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BKotch
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apple butter sour ale.
Saturated orange with rapid rising streamers, sharp clarity.
Acidic fruit, dried fruit leather aroma.

Similar taste with a light oaky background.
Lemon and apple mostly, not as exotic as the label implies, but nice.
Spritzy and tart with a slight acetic white wine vinegar note.
Basque cider meets apple butter spritzer.

Overall it’s pretty good, not sure it’s any better than Love Child though.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBishopco
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Watkinsmike83
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Quavo
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Allurex
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Making sour ale is such a crap shoot. Sometimes a barrel doesn't turn out all so well and has to be discarded. Sometimes a beer goes as expected and it goes into a consistent blend. But sometimes something else happens. Sometimes a beer turns our exceptionally good. These deserve their own stage, and this is what Boulevard did with their latest project beer.

Foeder Project #2 takes the later script as it layers in the glass with a light tawny straw color, brightly golden with building density. A short and zesty froth gives the ale a champagne appearance. Strongly of apple, white wine and vinegar, the mere scent of the beer evokes jaw tightening and mouth wetting effects. And as the sour ale rolls onto the tongue, its the scant sweetness of wafer, sourdough and sour candy that makes first introductions.

The beer quickly releases its sweetness as the ale marches across the middle palate, picking up a brazen acidity as it goes. Dry french cider, sparkling white wine and white cider vinegar is enough to make the face stick that way. Meanwhile the beer's early oaken must trends delightfully pepper and hay-like. Very low in bitterness, the sour ale relies on its sourness for not just balance but for command as the finish comes quick, clean and faintly of dry leather and sandalwood.

Medium dry and tightening in taste deeper into the session, the beer's dedication to the apple and vinegar character is front and center from nose to finish. As its refreshing throughout, the beer suffers a bit from its own simplicity. A quick aftertaste comes with a brief echo of sourdough and cider once more.

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Photo of zeff80
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out a clear golden color with ruby highlights and a small, tan head. It smelled of sour green apple, cherry and pear. There was a hint of oak, too. Great sour bite up from with green apple and cherry. A touch of woodiness and vanilla.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A bit of a gusher but it quickly settles down, the beer pours very hazy and amber colored; the head rises to one finger and then fades to a ringlet, leaving some spotty lacing

Smell: Acetic green apple, pear and oak tones, with hints of toffee, vanilla and crusty bread

Taste: The acetic green apple is in the forefront but the underlying oak, vanilla and toffee smooth out the rough edges; through the middle, the sourness builds, scraping the taste buds but the finish, while acetic, has an underlying dryness

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation; quite puckery

Overall: A few quibbles about the carbonation aside, this is an extraordinary sour

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Photo of mkh012
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours reddish-orange with hints of pink.

The nose and taste are green apple, cherry, and cranberry limeade. Medium+ sourness. A soda-y mouthfeel that dries out on the backend. Smooth and addicting.

Overall, 9+/10

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Photo of Brendanjames
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Theogre83
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Foeder Project pours a hazy, dark bronze color, with chunks of yeast, and a quickly dissipating head that leaves nothing. Big bold tart aroma. Flavor is big, noticeably tart, hints of dry fruit, earth and wood. Great body and feel. Overall, its a big full and bold tart beer, that is easy to drink.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is really really good. its one of the main threads of the lovechild blends, but i almost prefer this to the beer it helps to create. there is a simplicity about it, a traditional element, it almost presents itself as lambic to me, and i like that better than the overly developed lovechild blends, so much going on there. this has a ton of fruitiness to it, appears to be largely wheat based, and is incredibly woody and vibrant without being overly sour, which i think lovechild gets close to being. i get a whole heap of fresh apricots and peaches in the nose and taste here, like to the point where there almost has to be fruit in it, but i dont think there is. its so juicy and ripe and summery, and its insanely cool with the sweet newer tasting oak, the floral honey note, and the drying funkiness. sourness is moderate and citric, this still packs some pucker, but its more woody and balanced i think than the lovechild, and it goes down without the burn. cool mix of brett and bacteria at work here, and seemingly at work for awhile, this is very mature and dry by the finish. white wine notes along with a springy liveliness, this is just incredible beer, and something i wish they could find a way to do outside of the taproom. i am convinced this is one of the best beers these guys have ever brewed!

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Photo of REVZEB
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Foeder Project #2 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 22 ratings