bhensonb (15973) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bomber from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours hazy slightly dirty gold - like green tea - with a slight creamy/bubbly whiteish head. Aroma is something like citrus combined with asparagus. With maybe some basil tossed in the mix. Passing strange stuff. Med body. I honest to gosh think this is a mix of basil and some standard citrus hop. Lots of basil. Well it’s damn drinkable, and I’m thinking it’d go well with something Italian. It’s bitter in the finish, and it’s certainly easy to drink. Course I think you gotta be really fond of basil to get into this. I had basil/tomato dressing on my lunch today, I’ve got basil in the kitchen window, so basil is on my mind! trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Interesting, and almost frightening color -- a greenish neon yellow, with a decent white head on top. Not exactly a looker, but this one goes uphill from there. Fresh basil and citrus rind on the nose, laid over a gentle hop backbone -- very summery and crisp. High carbonation is appropriate here, helping the refreshing qualities of the brew -- hops come forward a bit in the flavor, and a hef/wheat note comes through as well. This is really tasty, and perfect for a really hot summer day. Really nice. StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2011
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
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 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2011
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 (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2011
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
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 didn’t 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
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
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" I’ve tried before. neepsntatties (2076) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2011
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!