mag_burk90 (10) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. Pours with a gorgeous fluffy head. Aroma of yeast, a little funk, just lovely. Taste of yeast, Brett, straw, wheat, a little bit tart with the funk. One of the best saisons out there.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours out a nice clear blonde with some very, very mild haziness to it an enough carbonation to lift an F-18. The head is thick, white and frothy; in fact it might be what you’d expect angels to be floating on in heaven!
Grass, apples, mild tangerine, lemon zest and other earthy aromas come through.
Sharp and bitter, the hops come out as it hits the corners of your mouth. It’s sweet overall and very carbonated. Apple and pear flavors do come through in the background.
This is medium to light bodied.
Overall, this is an excellent beer and represents the style well in my opinion. If you think otherwise, then lend me your taste buds!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beerfest5 (1059) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Only marks off for slightly oversweet finish that combats the yeast sourness instead of melds with it, but only very slightly. Wish I was having this on a hot day in August rather than now, but still extremely enjoyable.
sneakychi (64) - - JAN 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy orange with really big white head.
Very "Orval" like aroma, citrus, "funk", sweet citrus candy, some tartness, maybe a hint of alcohol as it gets warmer. Nice!
Big bitterness with a sweet, but yet dry finish.
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Dancing Camel. Thanks to my Awesome Little Brother! Hazy blond with a big white head. Delicate pickle aroma and very tolerable. Slightly funky, delicate sourness that becomes a little pungent as we drink but not inoffensive. Full-bodied, yeasty finish.
Foffern (1062) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy orange colour with a big, soapy and off-white head. Sour aroma with apple, gooseberries, citrus, wet hay and a little barnyard. The flavour has more citrus and a nice peppery finish. Has a slick and soft mouth feel, and a medium, lasting bitterness. A fresh and balanced sour sasion with a nice bitter touch.
BoostIPA (1094) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 vintage thanks to RakeMan197 aka adnielsen aka NielsenRatings aka @@@@@@ron, BA, BS, MS, PhD candidate. Thanks, bro! Pours a slightly hazed golden color with an enormous head. Aromas of some lemongrass, must, 1990’s era PC games. Taste is slightly sweaty, some sweetness, plenty of dusty mold. No tartness, just bristling with cummy goodness. Finishes semisweet with a lingering old sock note. Pretty fucken great. Thanks Aaron!
GriffDaddy (48) - - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love Boulevard and had high expectations. Hazy straw yellow pour with an impressively long white head. The head lasted until the (short) pour was gone. I was hoping to bring the funk, but this was a nice beer. Nice lemony and flowery aroma, a bit of sweet, some bitter, kid of peppery, maybe some funky brett. Maybe. Was not expecting something so subtle but this was nicely balanced. Would have liked this to be more assertive and challenging. Not at all unpleasant. Would I drink again? Yes. Would I order again? Not likely.
wchesser (1002) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a sours and wilds BIF trade. Feb. ’12 bottle in Jan. 14. Has aged nicely. Super clear gorgeous gold with pillowy head. Big brett nose with some light lemon. Round plush body, malty sweetness, but slightly tart finish of lemon zest and pith and farmhouse elements. Terrific.
Beer4000 (4313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Unclear orange body with a big, foamy white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy with a nice farmhouse/Brett touch. Really refreshing in flavor, mild malt, acidic fruit, citric fruit and Belgium yeast. Quite light but totally harmonized in body with a long lasting, refreshing aftertaste. Reminds me a bit of Orval at its best.