Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017 Fatehunter (2640) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a snifter. Copper color with a short white head.
Smells like honey, malt and wet hay.
Slight malt sweetness followed by some bitterness. Fairly plain and the carbonation hits the tongue from the beginning and dominates.
Bubbly, thin body but still soft. The carbonation is too much IMHO.
Drinkable but not memorable.
From Aug 2008
I bought a sealed 6pack and low and behold, when I opened it, the bottles said best by 02/09/08. Here's hoping...
It pours a clear medium amber brown with a small head of foam with some lacing.
The smell has some graininess to it along with a faint clove and some earthiness.
The taste has notes of wheat, lemon, some clove, a touch of banana, and it has an earthy finish.
It has a light mouthfeel and the carbonation is high.
Well, nothing special about this well past best by date sample but it's not all that bad so I might try revisiting it in the future. Most of Boulevard's offerings are *very* solid.
BeerRenter76 (1054) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Originally rated on 9/11/08. My second from the sampler 12 pack, Lunar pours a nice looking deep brown smiliar to slow brewed ice tea. A decent head, but small considering its bottle conditioned, hardly any lace. Aroma of banana and clove was nice. Flavor of malts and not much else. Mouthfeel was good. Overall not much to write home about."
alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by me with Tmoney99 and shigadeyo from backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor had wheat malt, banana, mild berry character, bready, light spice, yeast. Decent enough. ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2012
This was the only Boulevard beer that I saw people actively avoid. To call it a dunkelweizen is a affront to the style. A bit of dark fruit, some raisin, lots of bread with a hint of brown sugar, but mostly understated, too much so. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 3/6/09. Big thanks to monsterfat (BA) for this brew in a recent trade!
Pours a tawny, mahogany color with very little head. What is there, disappears rather quickly. No lacing whatsoever. Smells of bananas, bread, clove, lemon.
Taste mirrors the scent, as it tastes sort of like banana bread with a slight tart zing to it. Not bad. I haven’t had much of this style, but I like it. Well done. Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Deep amber pour, off-white head. Nose is nutty and roasted - flavor is the same with an off metallic note. Very odd Dunkel. seymour (2121) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Based on rating in old notebook: I was never really sure what Boulevard was going-for with this brew. Why was the marketing always so mysterious? I just noticed Ratebeer classified it as a Dunkelweizen, which sorta makes sense (dark wheat) but I never thought of it as such before. Tasted from bottle into standard pint glass. Poured a mostly clear light brown color with moderate foam, little lace. Aromas of bread, faint roasted grain, faint fruit, faint hops, faint spice (can’t tell if it’s from the hops, yeast, or both.) Flavor is balanced but bland malt-sweetness/hops-bitterness. Perhaps some subtle complexity, but not a multi-layered taste at all. Nothing bad, but nothing super either. Light-medium body, watery mouthfeel, quick finish. Boulevard makes so many splendid beers, I guess I’m not surprised this one was retired. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle:   Deeper shade of caramel, a little dirty, thin sandy colored head, sparce lacing.   Pale
bockish wheat like aroma on the nose.   I get this sweet popcorn kernal aroma as well... odd.   Dull
wheatiness up front, semi sweet grassy maltiness on the back.   Pretty tame, but at least has some flavor.
Clean, well certainly not enough going on to be wonky.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Now it seems that
it certainly isn’t wheaty enough.   Exit is a little flat, very little flavor lingers.   Could stand to be
beefier. freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2011
bottle, redish amber brown tall frothy head. Smell of lightly roasted barley, almost barleywine-ish. Good mouth feel but i didn’t taste much wheat in here but it might explain some of the odd flavors. past the malt it has a green slightly herbal off flavor on the immediate back end but it smooths out after a drink to a smooth slightly dry lingering malty taste. i think the hops make it off or something but it is drinkable. Got some to revisit as i heard that Blvd. was going to cancel this brew and make space for something else.