48FanInCali (614) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a orange tine of yellow with a one finger head. Nose is typical saison with a kick more of citrus and yeast. Taste of fruit and yeast. A very drinkable beer and one of the better Saisons I have had.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. A stronger hoppy, spicy saison here with a nice effervescent pour. Starch white bubbles in the head, a creamy retention, very opaque and deep-orange straw in color. A well balanced array of notes in nose. Mixed herbal spices, straw grass hops and fruit cocktail stand out with mild estery fruits , with mild grapefruit and other citruses coming on as well. Also, mildly yeasty Belgian cookie malts. The palate is fairly full bodied with light booze, a prickly spice texture, and a high bitterness. Lots of fruits up front with herbal notes as well. Again, Belgian cookies and more fruity esters. Finish is pretty strong with grapefruit citrus and spice. This was really quite enjoyable. Good stuff.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a hazy deep yellow with a billowing white head that settles down to just a thin layer. A bit of spotty lacing on the sides of my tulip. Nose brings some grassy, herbal notes as well as a bit of American hops. Slightly earthy and a bit of grain as well. The taste is fairly smooth with hops and the grassy character competing against one another just a bit. Mouthfeel is nice with a fairly dry finish. Drinks pretty well, but Iím a much bigger fan of the Saison - Brett.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-17-2010
IPAsavedMYlife (340) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 Tap. Lovely. Wonderful unfiltered wheat flavor. Plenty of fruit notes with hops. Much better than expected. Slight alcohol flavor. Very full palate.
Bottle. Same flavors, but the beer overall is less aromatic, and the fruit notes that I originally really liked didnít seem to exist. This beer is not smoothed over by some sweet talking caramel malt. Itís bold, and very American, lose. It keeps its character together. Great beer.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice, earthy, straw aroma. Medium sweet, yellow fruit flavor with a dried grass note. Not bad.
57red (3) - Alvord, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours an orangish yellow, with a nice white head. Has a citrus flavor with good hops an nice spice. Very good taste all the way through! Hides the alcohol very well. This is my first Boulevard brew and I like it a lot.
jandd1983 (1907) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours cloudy yellow with decent head. Aroma of grass and citrus hops. Taste of orange, not bad. Finish is creamy, nice carbonation. Not a bad brew.
Sammy (7718) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Fallen Rock. A huge head, yellow body. Pleasant aromas and a nice bitterness. Served a bit cold, on a freezing night. Belgian yeast, the beverage seems more to me as a Belgian IPA.
RobertDale (2614) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a light hazy straw with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast and spices. Taste is slightly sweet with citrus, hops and spices. Light and refreshing. A bit dry at the finish. Nice saison.
hayduke (3080) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The bottle was courtesy of Strykzone who continues to send great beers. This poured a hazy deep gold with a big foamy head and rich lacing rings. Nose is dead on for the style with ripe fruit, grapefruit, and some spices. Medium body and very clean and enjoyable mouthfeel. The flavor is very fruity and spicy as well and the finish has some light bitterness. Very nice beer and one of my favorite styles which might be affecting my high rating. I liked this a lot..