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Boulevard Sporting KC Championship Ale

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Last December, Sporting Kansas City captured the MLS Cup in dramatic fashion. As a partner of the team, Boulevard Brewing Company wanted to do something special to commemorate this achievement from the very moment the last penalty kick by Real Salt Lake caromed off the cross bar. Now, with a small opening in its brewing schedule, the Kansas City brewery will make Sporting Kansas City Championship Ale, a limited release beer from its Smokestack Series to honor Sporting KC’s hard work and victory.
Sporting Kansas City Championship Ale will be a crisp, refreshing Saison-style ale, featuring late hopping with Mandarina Bavaria, a new German hop with distinct tangerine and citrus flavors. Similar to other one-off releases in Boulevard’s Smokestack Series, only a limited amount of beer can be produced and released. The brewery plans to distribute about 2,000 cases of the 750mL bottles throughout the Kansas City area.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2015
It poured a cloudy pale golden color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus, yeast, spice and malts. The taste was similar to the aroma with lemon, fruit, yeast, spice, malts and grass. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2484) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle shared by adnielsen. Thanks Aaron! Pours a clear golden color with white head. Yeasty, spicy, straw aromas. Spicy, herbal, straw, slight grass flavors. Nothing crazy, just a very good, clean beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle in Mobile shared with jcnielsen for his wedding. Thanks m@! Pours a clear yellow appearance with a fluffy white head. White pepper, pear, apple, flowers, and soft yeast in the nose. Effervescent. Light body. Light sweetness. Moderately herbal hoppy bitterness. Soft, subtle flavor. Clean and not pushy. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1787) - Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
750 bottle from bob. Thanks. Is a farmhouse. Lots of farmhouse yeast, peppery and bitter Brett but No sour or tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Tropical and orange citrus. Hints of caramel and funk. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3329) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2014
A very decent saison. Golden appearance and somewhat dry. I saved this beer after I picked it up early in 2014. I wanted to use this beer to celebrate a 2014 victory, but it wasn’t going to happen this year. Very tatsy nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4245) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to RobertDale! Pours crystal clear golden with a large creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma has a ton of grains, begian yeast, lots of spiciness, pepper, grass, hay and come citrus. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, belgian esters galore, pepper with a touch of clove. Medium body, high carbonation. A little too amped up on belgian yeast esters for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7317) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
750 ml bottle from foppa78- thanks again, Mat! Pours a clear gold color with a small white head. Definitely some good bready funk in here, with straw, pale and cereal malts, grass, florals, citrus fruits, and some light esters throughout. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a funky, malty mouthfeel. Good, straightforward saison. Congrats to KC on their championship season (and terrible faux-Euro team name).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1609) - Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle - big foamy head, light clear gold color, very nicely balanced saison, good Belgian yeast spice, fruity flavors and aroma, fair malt backbone, crisp finish, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Every once in awhile, Boulevard makes a beer that I have to admit is nothing more than average. This was my impression with Championship Ale. Unfortunately, not a champion in its style. But probably is a wild card playoff team. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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