StefanSD (2371) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Best by 11-10-11. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head that soon recedes to a fine film and shows some minor lacing. The aroma is soft with grains, nuts and some faint musty citrus. The flavor is light but complex with Belgian Pils grains, biter orange peel, spices, white fruits and some biscuit. The palate is full, smooth and malty with medium carbonation. The finish is long and dry with fruity Belgian yeasts lingering on. Overall: I thought that this was a Saison prior to reading the description, but I can buy-off that it is a Belgian ale by style. This seem to have a number of similarities to my homebrewed saison, I think that they definitely used Saaz and Hallertau hops. Very nice, I loved it.
LostHops287 (18) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This Beer Pours a slightly clody light yellow with a light, almost white head. Slowly fades to a small layer on top and leaves spots of lacing on the glass.
Citrusy hops upfront that are immediately mixed with the Coriander aroma, which lightens the hops. Light grapefruit, and apples from the hops. Lemon. Some pepper and other spicy aromas. Maybe a Belgian yeast aroma. Not getting any of the orange peel. A light zest but not orangey.Had a hard time finding this but finally found this at Vendome Beverly hills
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Pale straw in color, fairly dirty and hazy, large rocky white head, spotty lacing.   Spicy nose, soft coriander, lemon peel, and even a little pepper.   Hop aspect is low to nil.   Soft citrus and pepper up front, wheaty towards the back.   I had a small snifter of the Boulevard and I can say that the Deschutes is much less hoppy than theirs, or hardly at all.   This certainly is interesting as it has Witbier aspects but not that nasty farty aroma/flavor I get from so many American made examples.   Smooth mouthfeel, moderate body.   Surprised to see this as 7.3% as its well hidden.   Wheaty on the finish, with soft Witbier like spices.   Enjoyable on this hot Seattle day.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured hazy golden-yellow with some floaties and a frothy white head. Thick, foamy palate, soft mellow carbonation. Nose had some esters, floral hops and grassy tones. Mild bitterness, citrus, yeast spices, and light bodied wheat malt flavors. Thought it was sort of a mess, different characters were struggling to shine. Perhaps if there was less of a hop bitterness to allow the citrus and spices to shine.
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
i should of listen to mac lethal and stayed away from anything boulevard. But i like Deschutes.
a:yellow hazy straw tones, thin withe head very cloudy no sedi.
n:banana, zesty lemon rind, barnyard wet towelish hay
t:strong coriander over the top, not sure what spies didnít taste them
for and ipa not to impressed its ok they still make some super ill beverages
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
BB 11-10-11. This one pours lighter than the Boulevard version with a cloudy, pale honey-gold color and a full, white, fluffy, head which settles to a very thin rocky layer and leaves scattered lace. The nose is less attractive than the other; still floral and herbal but much harder to decipher the specific herbs, very much lemongrass and orange citrus, almost grassy hops, and a sweaty yeast note. The flavor is does not carry the sweat notes but still lacks in areas; some doughy yeast appearing, more coriander but less citrus, hop flavors in there but not very distinguished (maybe grass, some resin, and light citrus), the wheat is barely apparent. The bitterness is moderate and the acidity is nearly moderate. The palate is mildly refreshing, more than medium, lively, and drying towards the finish. The drying continues to increase in the finish, adding white pepper, sage, and lingering seed-like notes. I am disappointed after trying the Boulevard version of this beer; the other seemed more like a White with more bittering and finishing hops added, while this one felt like an American beer brewed with spiced and a Belgian yeast. The wheat was much more clashing in this one adding tartness but not much flavor. The other version was much more delicate and complementary and much preferred.
ChapelThrill (52) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours a surprisingly bright yellow. Cloudy with suspended sediment, making it look jelly-like, even though it was perfectly smooth to drink. Smells of traditional wheat beer, including citrus, cloves, breadiness, grass. But also the noticeable, but not overpowering hint of hops. Starts out like a wheat, but finishes with a slightly bitter hop note. very refreshing, and quite drinkable on a warm summer day. A nice twist on a traditional wheat beer, and while not being a hop-head myself, I fully enjoyed the aromas and slight hop taste influence. Good beer. Different than anything in this "class" Iíve tried before.
neepsntatties (1763) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the 2011 Oregon Brewers Fest (and then a bottle this evening). Colour... cloudy gold with a thick white head. Nose... noticeably citrus like with some yeasty notes. Palate... delightfully frothy with waves of lemon peel, quince, spice, kumquat, yeast and a lemon zest with a tangy lingering finish. I had this beer this evening with a lemon prawn and pasta dish and I must say it paired exceptionally well!
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Chuck at Glimmerglass prior to BCTC. Did a side by side with both the Deschutes and Boulevard versions. Pours a hazed gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Musk, citrus and pine, citrus, malt and wheat. Crisp musk and pine filled lemon. Musk, soft sweetness and more musky lemon.
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Note - should be listed as a witbier] Bomber bought for 8 bucks at Wilburís in Fort Collins - I refrained from buying the Boulevard version because it was a full 5 bucks more for less than 4 additional ounces - hazy gold with an impressive, soapy lace - lesser brewers could have really fucked this up, making a hop bomb out of a delicate style - they mostly have a soft touch here - the usual spices of a wit get a nice boost from the addition of the sage - the beer is a little sweet up front, but dries out fast, which compliments the spiciness well - the hops are secondary to the spices, adding their bitterness more than they add their flavor - it blends well with the spices, so you canít tell where one ends and one begins - my only complaint would be that the sage is just slightly overdone, but otherwise this is quite well done.