Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a yellow with a white head aroma is hops malt crisp spices. flavor is the same. lots of floral hops and bitterness in the finish. nice
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cavie. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is lemon, spices, banana, and yeast. More spice and lemon flavor, thick and creamy, grains. Good finish.
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is wonderful. Yeast, lemon, light malt and some light spice. Flavor is creamy and lovely. Lemony, yeasty, light spice.
jcr (2527) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 750 ml. Pale golden body, slightly hazy. Big, frothy white head, slowly diminishing. The aroma is classic pilsner, though sweeter: toasted grain, flowers, herbs, grass, lemon, honey. Very slight skunky scent. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Medium body, watery texture that finishes velvety, lively carbonation. Very clean, starting crisp and then bulking up in the finish, but avoiding graininess that an 8% pale lager could display. Though it starts very sweet, the bitterness and alcohol cut it fairly quickly bringing about an excellent balance between the pilsner malts and saaz hops. Add to this the inviting aroma. Boulevard’s smokestack series continues to impress.
mar (5202) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to mora2000. bright yellow with a white head. bright hops, esters and lemon. smooth on the palate, grass, hops and a nice bitter finish.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to mora2000. Pours a light honey-colored, slightly hazy body with a fluffy white head that is very sticky. Aroma of spicy hops, lightly lemony, biscuit. Flavor is WOW! Lightly sweet, grassy hops, yeasty and slightly herbal in nature. Very full flavor profile that’s combined with fine carbonation and a full mouthfeel. Dry finish that leaves you wanting more.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear straw color. Thick white head with very good retention. Aroma is light malt and a hint of citrus. Flavor is similar, with some additional Saaz spiciness. Alcohol grabs you in the back of the throat in the finish. Solid, but nothing spectacular. The aroma is better than the flavor.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle. Cloudy yellow orange with frothy white head that thins. Aroma of light lemon, yeasty wheat, odd floral, light sweetness, medium booze. Taste is light malty sweetness with dry boozy finish. Nice play on sweet and dry.
Cavie (4234) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Hall’s. Clear yellow-gold color. White head. Smells of candied fruit and dry grains. Some pilsner malts. Flavors of tart fruit immediately show up. Lasting. The head remains for quite awhile. Finishes dry and wet with some easy grain. Retains dry European malts.
degbert (1642) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle. Rich notes of honey, toast, spice, and a slight floral aroma. Hazy yellow-gold color with a pronounced head and lace; the head is extremely smooth. Taste has a faint phenolity to it, and is a skilled interweaving of toasty malt, caramel, nuts, citrus, and a finishing hop dryness that really resets the mouth for another drink. Palate is dry and spritzy, with a faint richness. Magnificent.