lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was part of a mixed sixer I got at Brewtopia in Omaha.
Itís a hazy orangey-brown topped with a creamy ivory colored head. Thereís a wheaty aroma, clove and banana aromas are present as well. Fruity.
Flavor has prominent banana and sweet spice. Clove is quite evident. Itís a lightly dry mouth, clean finish. As you make you way through the bottle, the aftertaste gets sweeter and stickier.
Wow, what a surprise. I certainly wasnít expecting this beer to be a dunkel weisse and I certainly didnít expect it to be so tasty. Well done.
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Just a dunkel, not much else to say about an unexciting and unappealing brew...
Fratto (2523) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the Eastchase Majestic. Deep red pour with a big head that fades quickly. Aroma is citrus, yeast, malts, and some clove. Taste is grainy, a little fruit hops, banana, and light spices.
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. Was just out looking for a beer and picked this out. Pours dark amber, not much head. Aroma is nice and spicy, lots of cinnamon and clove. Taste is a bit bland. Mostly citrus and spice, lacks much in sweetness or hops. Body is thin and fizzy. Was expecting more from this, but itís not a bad one to just sit and throwback with some friends.
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy reddish brown - impressive, soapy lace - fairly sweet in the nose - notes of clove, nutmeg, roasted nuts, light tanginess, cherry and overripe apple - flavors of toasted wheat, soft herbal notes, clove, mild nuttiness, moderate wheaty tang - a touch of metallic character in the finish is a bit of a distraction - otherwise a fairly good dark wheat.
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Shop íN Save in Maplewood, and part of a sampler pack. Pours a slightly cloudy brown-amber color with a two-finger thick off-white head that dissipates after a couple minutes. Aroma of banana, caramel malts, clove, wheat, and toast. Flavor of banana, caramel malts, wheat, yeast, clove, tea, and toast. Light-bodied, a bit watery, and low carbonation- the thin mouthfeel probably detracts from the flavor a bit. Still, itís another decent, sessionable, easy-to-find beer from Boulevard.
Onslow (1095) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
No idea what to expect from this one - first grab from a variety 12 pack. Pours a beautiful cloudy reddish amber with a good sized head that settles down but lingers on. Not much aromoa, flavor is light, which is OK by me since Iím no fan of dunkelweisse. At the end of the bottle it seems kind of ho-hum and uninteresting, but its obviously very well crafted. Might appeal to those who like the style - I added two points to the overall just to counter my dislike for the style in general.
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from the Libation Station in Johnson City, TN. Pours a hazy orange color with a very thin head that fades quickly. Aroma of bread, caramel and faint nuts and hops. The taste is a bit of bread and spice with some very faint malty and fruity notes. Medium bodied. Pretty boring.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Deep brown color. Average off-white head with good retention.
S - Really bready, wheat smell. Some banana and clove also, not unlike a Hefe, but definitely not just like one either.
T - Follows the smell, with lots of grainy/wheat and bready flavors. Banana is also in the forefront. Some darker caramel flavors too. Kind of like a darker Hefe. Unfortunately the flavors are a little watered down. I didnít necessarily think that the flavors would remain for long but they disappear really fast.
M - Medium to light bodied and average carbonation. Some creaminess but fairly watery.
D - Quite drinkable, part of that may be from how watery this is, drinkability is pretty good.
Notes: This wasnít a bad beer and I liked the flavors but it was too watery for me to really enjoy. Seems to be like a lot of Boulevards regular series in that it does most things pretty well but misses in one or two areas.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark, cloudy coppery orange/light brown color that is pretty much completely opaque with a one finger frothy off white head that slowly fades into a thin lasting ring. Not much in the way of lacing.
Slightly tart, spicy aroma with some peppery zest and clove. Thereís also a decent amount of caramel and chocolate malt in the nose as well as some subtle citrus and banana fruit character.
Lots of light carbonation up front followed by a very spicy medium body that lingers into a long dry finish. This beer is almost all clove and and hops and to itís demise is completely dominated by these flavor. Thereís also some peppery notes along with some caramel/chocolate malt and light fruit buried underneath. Itís very dry and almost offensively one dimensional. I really love Boulevard but this beer is a mess.