Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured a light gold with a white head. aroma of lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg, and banana. flavor was lemon and cinnamon. light body and high carbonation.
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky orange with a big fluffy white head. Lots of citrus and spices in the nose. Flavor is tart, citrus, clove, with belgian spices in the finish.
chopra (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 2-2009, purchased at Wine & Cheese Place in Clayton. Pours cloudy dark orange with a short ivory head that collapses quickly with no lacing. Strongly spicy with an orange aftertaste. No sourness, more than a little sweetness. Very light. Kind of a grown-up version of Blue Moon. I quite liked it, but I won’t be devastated when it goes out of season.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with a thick off white head. Aroma of citrus, coriander, and some other spices. Didn’t realize it was an 8% brew, didn’t seem to have that body to it. Good flavor, lots of spices.
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smokestack Series comes through again! Boulevard did a nice job with this wit, very similar to Hoegaarden in some aspects, but with a twist that makes it unique.
Batch 1-2009 poured a cloudy orange-tan with a big fluffy off-white head. Strong aroma of flowers, yeast, and the oft-mentioned coriander. Despite 8% ABV, this drinks like a nice summer session beer with a crisp tart flavor of spicy cloves, sweet flowery hops, and an underlying smoothness like the Unfiltered Wheat.
Many have said that this SS beer is the big brother of Zon, but it’s not even close...Two Jokers is FAR superior!
drfabulous (3848) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cork struggled to get out. Had to use a pair of pliers. It popped like a bullet. Poured orange with a solid head. Aroma of bananas. Taste of clove and banana. Nice overall flavor. Bordering a wheat, though. Strong yeast taste Lots of flavor.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy amber orange with a fluffy ivory head that collapses fairly quickly. The nose is dominated by a big coriander note with spicy, floral Belgian yeast and citrus in support. It seems a bit unbalanced toward the spicy side of the spectrum. Medium-bodied, soft and wheaty with a light tartness and a moderately spicy finish. Again, on the flavor, it is sweet, mildly tart and wheaty with a solid blend of floral, coriander, grains of paradise and what I can only assume is cardamom notes. This beer’s flavor really opens up with time and the last pour with the yeast gave it a better flavor and mouthfeel. I’m thinking, for that reason, the 750 ml bottle might not be the optimal vessel for this brew as I enjoyed the bottom half of the bottle quite a bit more than the top. This is an interesting brew although I find it a tad too spice-forward for my tastes.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle marked batch 1-2009. Pours a very cloudy orange body with a fizzy, white, finger-width head that bubbles away at a moderate pace leaving a soft, whispy lacing. Aroma is sweet, but bitter orange peel and extremely soft lavender, like the lavender smell of a dryer sheet puting its scent on a comforter freshly pulled from the dryer. Distinct coriander spicing and some tart lemons. Some wheat, Belgian yeasty spiciness, cloves, and a touch of honey sweet malts in the back. Flavor is initially a honey-bread, wheat, and orange peel before some banana, cloves, coriander, and yeast come in. Finishes with a bit of a citrus tartness, dry spicing, lots of yeast, and a riesling wine taste. Lingers with a cloying honey sweetness, sour citrus, soft lavender, and a crisp spice. Palate is dry and highly carbonated from beginning to end, but really soft and accompanies this very well. Light to medium bodied and smooth aside from the carbonation. Pretty warming on the way down as well, however, no trace of alcohol. Overall, a pretty cool beer from BLVD. I love the use of lavender in this. Makes it very soft, but sharp and tart, yet sweet at the same time. I look forward to trying this again in the future to see how it changes.
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge spicy and fruity floral bouquet on this brew. Coriander and orange is very noticeable. A touch of fresh lavender as well with some bread and yeast notes. Pours a hazy mellow orange with a nice fizzy white head that last. Amble carbonation makes this brew extremely refreshing and you savor and get exited for every sip. Intensely crisp and quite quaffable.. WOW! Flavor is classic here.. Belgium wit... Spice, orange, tartness, a tad of clove and a sharp but distant sour finish.. Another fantastic Smokestack series Beer from a GEM of a brewery!!!"
Ratman197 (9522) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a large lasting ivory head. Aromas of wheat, coriander, cardomom, citrus and yeast. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, orange zest, cardomom, light coriander, light yeast and a hint of lavender with a crisp lightly dry lingering spiced finish.