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Boulevard Sporting KC Championship Ale

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 KCís 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 Boulevardís 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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1510) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Tropical and orange citrus. Hints of caramel and funk. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3077) - 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 wasnít going to happen this year. Very tatsy nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3503) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6807) - 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).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1460) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EcnarM (101) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SKCwillie (26) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Overall a 20 because it is a tribute to SKCís MLS championship. Light gold color with an earthy tone and hints of fruit. Pleasant beer that taste like victory.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Mostly a clear gold with a fluffy white head. Up front I got clove, gum, banana, bready malts. Leads to a very light peppery note, some saison yeast and a lightly dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theisti (3296) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
25.4 oz corked and caged bottle given to me as a gift from my in-laws. The pour is a clear golden yellow, visible carbonation bubbles, and a well formed 2 inch white head. The aroma hay, grass, cracker malt, lemon and some pepper and clove Belgian yeast notes. Complex nose. The taste is a nice balance between the cracker hay malt, the lemon floral hay hop, and finishes with the well developed Saison yeast notes of earth, pepper and clove. Nice integration of flavors, clean taste. The palate is medium bodied, active fine carbonation and a dry finish. Easy drinking, flavorful Saison - no surprise from Boulevard.


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