scottw86 (1153) - Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a slightly hazy yellow with a large white stable head. Aroma has lemons, yeast, and a touch of funk. Other sweet fruits as well. Taste has lots of flavor with lemon, spices, yeast, orange, and other flavors. Very well balanced with it being slightly on the sweet side. Alcohol is well hidden. Finish is hoppy and spicy with nutmeg and pepper. Very good.
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, crystal clear with lacey white head. Crisp tart aroma. Tart, flowery and refreshing.
robgibbens (425) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy gold color with half the glass being foam. Looks interesting and a lot of lacing left in the glass. That aroma is floral and like pine needles. Flavor is a bit tart but followed with a malty fullness. Clean finish. Nice and refreshing.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is grain, citrus hops, fruit, and spices. Flavor is grain, yeast, doughy malt, grassy hops, grapefruit and other citrus, pepper, fruit, spices, and funk. Light body with medium carbonation. Very interesting and complex brew overall.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on draft at Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes. Pours a clear golden color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal and spicy notes, stone fruits and pear. The taste is bread, spicy hops, stone fruits and caramel. Medium bodied. Quite nice.
Speciarii (12) - Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy light golden color with a tall fluffy head that has excellent retention and lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy, with grass, herbs and stone fruit.
Taste: Bread and honey with hops notes of grapefruit, apricot, and floral with hints of pepper.
Texture: Crisp with a dry finish, good carbonation.
Drinkability: The 8% ABV will sneak up on you if aren’t careful, but pairs nicely with a grilled steak.
Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle in to a Tulip glass that came with the gift set.
jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Linh at Jm Curley in Boston. Pours a lightly hazy orange body with thin white lacing. Aroma is yeast, spice and citrus. Mouthfeel is crisp with notes of bready yeast, citrus and clove. Ok saison.
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a refreshing bright yellowy orange color with a huge white foamy head. Smells some orange and grass. Taste is delicious. Some grass, flowers, hops and bit of citrus.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Very nice tripel-saison aroma. Yeasty with a hint of funk. Bubblegum, coriander, yeast, honey and pilsner malt. Golden clear with a bit of haze, topped with a pillowy, foamy white lacing, lasting head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Great taste, sweet and funky with nice bitterness balance. Hoppy and spicy with nice finish and after. Light and fairly refreshing.
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle poured into boulevard tulip glass. Best by date 05-2012.
Aroma: hay, belgian yeast, citrus, coriander, barnyard, caramel, bread
Appearance: 4 fingers of frothy white head mounding over the top of the glass. fairly clear pour. tons of bubbles streaming to the surface. golden straw color.
Taste: medium to high sweet, light to medium bitter, hardly any sour
Palate: finish is medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour. slight amount of alcohol is detectable. a bit dry and peppery. carbonation was soft due to the massive head on first glass. second glass was extremely lively at first but carbonation decreased quickly. medium body and creamy slick texture.
Overall: very good saison. not getting alot of the grapefruit that the deScription mentions but my bottle was not extremely fresh. Easy beer to get and very solid choice but by no means does it blow me away. Another solid beer from Boulevard in the smokestack series.