merc7186 (2028) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Chardomin, Lavender, Wheat, Mild Oranges
Appearance: Hazy Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing
Taste: Lavender, Oranges, Wheat
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy, Mildly Sweet
Squizzle (136) - Idaho, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Damn good beer. Has some spice to it. Sad to find out its been retired. Gonna savor it to the last drop.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from 2009. Pours a bright orange with a soft tight off white head that settles to a thin film and collar. Aroma is wonderful candied citrus subtle tart soda like with biscuit lemon lime. Taste has spice citrus pepper and subtle tart lemon citrus flavors with bread wheat some honey and a mellow warming finish. Palate is medium with a soft carbonation and warming dry finish. Really like this!
boxofrane (2085) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head and a lot of yeast sediment. The aroma has lemon, orange, some banana, and some spices. The taste is sweet orange, lemon zest, some sugar on the finish. Pretty solid brew overall. Very drinkable at the abv.
ads135 (2890) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It seems like this is a love it or hate it beer. It has a wild amount of spicing, very "wit" with the coriander and orange peel, but I like it.
ineedbeer (695) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 2011-1 12-2011
Aroma is dominated by the spice and there is quite a bit of cardamom and lavender. The orange peel and coriander take a bit of a backseat but are noticeable. Faint, slightly stale malt character hides beneath it all.
Pours a hazy golden color with a huge pillowy white head. Head retention is medium low and it recedes fairly quickly. The beer leaves moderate lacing with small legs.
Flavor starts with a bit of a malt character and hints of wheat. Mid palate the spices arrive and you get the orange and coriander, but the cardamom and lavender are less present. The malt has a bit of a sweet honey flavor that lingers with hints of lavender. Finish is surprisingly sweet. Light bitterness and a touch of a sherry note developing. Faint acidity in the finish as well.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall an acceptable beer but one that is clearly past its prime. I hate when I find bottles like this in my cellar as I know I have let them go too long. the malt notes have become stale and I am afraid the age threw off the spice balance.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Hazy golden with a timid white head.
S - Funky hay, lemon citrus, wild flowers, coriander, faint honey.
T - Tons of tart lemons, some sour wheat, nice amount of spice, the citrus rides through to the end. A mix of sugary fruit hides underneath to combat the acidic citrus. Finishes dry and very crisp.
M - Soft and creamy, light to medium body.
The acidic tartness was a nice touch and unexpected. A great summertime beer.
Serving type: on-tap
madmitch76 (14669) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
16th June 2011
Cloudy orange - gold beer. Big fluffy white head. Light dry palate. Dry seltzer minerals and wheaty malt. Sharp sherbet orange with a trace of lemon. Finishes seltzerish and dry. Tasty wheat, just a bit too dry.
ClubGonzo (3984) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from trade (extra!) with skycracksopen. :-) Pours a cloudy orange body with a tiny white head. Aroma is strong citrusy herbal soapy notes, coriander, white pepper, grass, hay, hints of booze and green peas. Taste is citrus, hay, wheat, grass, hints of melon and gooseberries. Mellow and nice. Semi-full body, moderate to pearly carbonation. Imperial wit? Double wit? A bit off-style, this one. Still: pretty tasty.
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle
How this escaped my attention in the cellar for so long is a mystery. I suppose it is because I can get the Smokestack beers whenever I feel like it now which naturally means I ignore them. I shouldn’t though - Boulevard has a great thing going. Once there is room I may have to pick up a few newer ones for the fridge.
Aroma / Appearance - Heavily carbonated bubbles rush out like the crowd at a terrible concert. The fast fading head tries to hang on but gives up after a few minutes. Hay, grass seed, and dryer sheets are crisp and summery from start to finish.
Flavor / Palate - Lemons and grapefruit spice up the palate from the first sip. A white pepper base coats the tongue after a few more samples. Like a midrange bottle of champagne the dry finish sticks in the back of the throat. This may not be the best in the line but it was not a waste of money either.