topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden with a huge foamy head. POUR GENTLY. Aroma is lemony, hoppy, slightly spicy. Flavor is lightly malty, lemony, with a little bit of pepper. Not much brett maybe with some aging.
Butters (3983) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2012 Sampled at tronraner’s Xmas Eve^3 tasting. I had been wanting to try this one ever since I had my first smokestack series brew - thanks Suttree! Bottle 08551. Hazy dull yellow pour with good white head and some particulate. Clean but funky light pepper nose. Flavor of lemon citrus, and a little grassy hop adds a bitterness on the finish. Very high carbonation. I’m not really a fan of saisons, but this was a nice american offering of the style.
Rerate - Bottle 05911 - much better than i remembered. The brett is very good on this. dries it out quite a bit, but still sweet.
KI9A (9) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Poured a beautiful haze yellow, huge puffy long head.
S: Fruity, flowery, bready, slightly funky.
T: Amazing. Lemon, bread, hoppy, light roasted nuts, black-pepper bite. Not sure I ever rated a 5 on taste in well over 100 beers I reviewed, but, this nails it.
M: Clean, silky
D: Easy to down the whole bottle. ABV gets in the way, but, thats a burden I’m willing to shoulder. Another fantastic brew!
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 3701. The cork blasted out of the bottle before the cage was even loosened! Pours hazy gold with a nice thick head, medium lacing. Aroma is nice, sweetgrainy notes, whiffs of burlap and that wonderful brett funk. Faint aromas of barnyard, hay and earthy notes. Flavor begins rich and sweet, large malt profile and lots of hop pepper, almost hot on the tongue, giving way to a warm, lemony sour nout, here comes a big grassy note and a bitter, slightly earthy finish. A wonderful beer from Boulevard, and would undoubtedly be even better laid down for about two years.
sloth (2665) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a small white head, decent retention and lace. Hazy gold hued ale. Nose of sweet malts and faint citrus, brett?? Lightly medium body, lightly oily on the palate with some vigourous carbonation. Sweet malt flavors, citrus with light grain notes and just a tad peppery but i,m still not finding much brett action. Lightly swet, malty finish. Meh. Props to eaglefan for sharing.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Dark straw color with a hell of alot of head. Huge carbonation in this bottle. Citrusy, soapy aroma and a little funky. Lemony and very acidic up front, the acidity smooths out in the finish, not too bad.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Xmas Eve Eve Eve. Pours hazy gold with lots of bubbles and big white head. It has a nice earthy, bretty aroma with some zest and a bit of bread. The flavor is earthy brett, mild funk, and lemon zest. Simple and tasty.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tronraner’s Xmas Eve Eve Eve Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to Suttree. BIg thanks, bottle 08551. Light fruity aroma, slight funky tartness. The taste is a spicy hoppiness, long drying finish with smaller notes of fruit and brett. I would love to have one of these to sit on for a while as I enjoy my brett very pronounced.
nearbeer (4298) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 shared by Suttree at the Christmas Eve cubed gathering. Hazy golden with a lasting foam and frosty lace. Aromas of spicy orange-pineapple, bread and must. Tastes of pineapple, peppery resin, and citrus bubblegum. Light-medium body is tingly and dry.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - DEC 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2009 750 into glass. Great hazy straw yellow with one of the best lasting lacing white heads I have ever seen. Really having trouble getting my nose out of the glass. Unbelievably balanced, spicy herbs, brett, clove, pumpkin, bread, lemon, HOPS! seriously delicious stuff. The flavor is just shy of equally amazing. A bit over carbonated in my opinion, but fits the style. Overall: really good; I cant wait till I crack the other one in my cellar in another year.