DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 Vintage from the keg at Logan’s Pre GABF Party, Denver 10/10/2007
Fruity and sour aroma. Large white head. Golden coloured and hazy in appearance. Smooth on the palate and sour with a crisp and slightly dry finish.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Typical saison pour with a hazy, golden color and a very full, even with a slow pour, white, creamy, dense, rocky head which settles in a long time to a small dense froth and leaves lots of Belgian lace. Nose is fragrant with a lot of fresh herbs (chamomile, sage), fresh floral leaves, some light barnyard/hay funk, deceivingly prominent white pepper, dry bready/crackery malts, light tangy/lemony citrus, faint yeast esters (banana); lots of things going into this one. Flavor is similar to the nose but with a long progression; flavor starts with a sharp lemony tartness (which actually is very nice), light honey, and white pepper begin the progression with similar fresh herbal notes as the nose and crackery malts filtering in next. Towards the finish the light hay funkiness and a moderate, spicy bitterness. Palate is lively to fizzy but seemed less due to the creamy mouthfeel, nearly medium body , and the drying finish; the initial prickliness is balanced by the early, quenching tartness and the finishing dryness and mild warmth. Finish long and continues the herbal notes, the apparent dryness, some lingering bitterness, and just hints at lemons and white pepper. Not one aspect of the beer was great, but everything was put together so incredibly well and everything made me want another sip. The warmth was more than I usually like for a saison but with the brett tartness, it actually accentuated the spicy and herbal notes. Nowhere near what I typically ask for in a saison, but certainly a well crafted beer.
BuckeyeBoy (3856) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours out a hazy gold topped with a cream white head. Aroma was of lets guess some brett, light grass, and some spice. Tast was more of the aroma. Lots of bubbles on the tounge. Bottle # 08539 Thanks Ditmier
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Matt at the FW Gingerman for splitting this beauty with me. Pours cloudy deep gold with a big fluffy cumulous cloud of a head. Aroma is definitely very funky with rotten fruit, grass, wet dog, and earth grain/malt. Tastes similar and funky with a bit more malt than the aroma lets on with strong crackery, biscuity pilsner malt flavors (along with the same aroma characteristics). Finishes dry and fairly bitter, with burning hay. Very refreshing, does NOT seem that strong, creamy mouthfeel. Like a lot of Boulevard beers, it sometimes seems TOO flawless. Sometimes you want a few imperfections showing up here and there. If you like brett, then this is your beer for sure.
kramer (5435) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark gold with a large fizzy white head that showed excellent retention leaving thin wispy lacing. The nose is nice and bretty with notes of hay, pale malt, and some light leafy hops. Earthy and bretty flavor with tons of funkiness, this is really well done. Great dry finish with excellent attenuation. I like that there’s minimal to no spicing, letting the brett and malts shine. Mouthfeel is dry and medium bodied with perfect soft fizzy carbonation and a lengthy finish. Overall this might be my favorite beer from Boulevard by a wide margin.
bhensonb (12758) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
No. 05671. Batch 2009-1. From Bottle Barn, I think. Pours a hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aromas of citrus and mild brett. Medium body with decent carbonation. Flavor is mostly brett, but not exceptionally sour. Something like orange citrus, pale malt, light spice. Finish is pretty clean and softly funky, and this stuff is damnably drinkable. Could be my go-to beer, if I could always afford it, and I could ever get it. Highly recommended.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle $12.50. Nice hazy yellow with a super active head that refuses to die down. Nice smell, bretty without being farm-like smells quite lemony. The flavor is a lot more lemon but not sour at all, mouthfeel was good and this beer was incredibly easy to drink. This may be the best Boulevard beer I have had thus far.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-04-2009 03:06:51
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle for Fathers Day thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a VERY impressive light clody yellow with very fluffy white head that won’t let up. Aroma is great, some farmhouse/funk, fruit, lemon citrus......Flavor is a bit different, some citrus notes, brett funk, no citrus tang, fruit, some sweetness, malt. Mouth feel is great, light-medium body with very high fizzy carbonation. Overall, all but the flavor came through for me...if it tasted the way it smelled, would have been GREAT!!!!!!! I just wanted a little more tang from this....If this was sour, would have been TERRIFIC!!!!!!!
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(sample from agentsteve.)yellow body with a huge foamy white head.nice aroma of spice,funk,and hay.flavor is much of the same with a nice dry finish.
Beaver (1488) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle - batch 2009-1 bottle 05590/11925. Pours a hazy deep dark yellow with a huge pillowy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is some sweet fruity malts, funky yeast and brett.
The flavor is some sweet fruitiness and a big yeasty funk with some subdued brett. As it warms more fruits and brett come out. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with tons of sharp carbonation that mellows as it sits.
Overall, a nice funky saison with good brett and sweet fruits to complement it. It definitely improves a lot as it warms.