Entwined Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Entwined AleEntwined Ale

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74
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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 17.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: snarygare on 05-21-2014)
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.76/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with a best by date of 1/30/15 stamped on the neck of the bottle. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear golden yellow that becomes a bit hazy, more straw-colored yellow as it rests. A steady stream of carbonation bubbles rises up through the liquid throughout to replenish a silky fine head of microbubbles. The foam is almost three fingers and shows excellent retention, slowly shrinking down to about a half finger of perma-film, the color is stark white. No lacing save but for a couple of isolated spots of foam on the side of the glass.

Smell - First whiff brings vinous characteristics, with white wine must, reminiscent of sauvignon blanc, with hints of non-tart green apple and pear, but very faint. Beneath the fruit characteristics is a pale malt base, with some crackery grain and white bread.

Taste - Based on the aroma, I expected a little more presence from the wine grapes, but instead, they are a hint, a suggestion on the palate. That said, there is still a nice presence of pinot grigio and pear that makes this an interesting flavor profile. On the aftertaste, there is a hint of light grain and some faint notes of yeast that linger on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate to low carbonation that is just enough to keep a level of interest to the texture, with a slight crispness on the tongue.

Overall, an interesting beer. I've only had a few other beers in the beer/wine hybrid arena, and I'd have to say this one is the most vinous, really evoking the characteristics of white wine being "beer-ified". As someone who has a fair appreciation of wine, I'm a fan. I imagine it would pair excellently with a meal.

More User Reviews:
Photo of gibgink
1.5/5  rDev -53.3%

The description of this beer made me pick it up. Sounded quite interesting. Was unable to smell or taste any of the "grape" flavors. Even the description of "malt beverage" did not come through. I had some very bitter, possibly earthy notes and that was it. Drain pour, 5 bottles still in package. Even the local distributor can not get rid of this stuff. Would not recommend.

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of DuckDodgers
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of tigg924
3.8/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, high carbonation, straw yellow in color, clear

Smell: hay, pilsner malt, and white grape juice

Taste: White grape juice start with a malty pilsner like middle and then a white wine finish. The grapes seem sugary sweet at the beginning but definitely take on a more wine like taste at the end.

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness, light body, high carbonation

Overall: Really interesting. This drinks like a pilsner or light lager mixed with a white wine. Almost has elements of a dry reisling. A nice summer beer. I could have several of these.

Photo of Torey
2.6/5  rDev -19%

Photo of bsp77
2.23/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Very light yellow, almost fluorescent, with rapidly diminishing head, leaving little behind.

Smell: Two day old Sauvignon Blanc. It's an okay smell but worrisome.

Taste: Tastes like a cross between a bland Blonde Ale and bad white wine. Lingering, horrible aftertaste.

Feel: Moderate carbonation but leaves a flat impression. Bad sweet finish.

Overall: This is the worst beer I have had in a while.

Photo of Janeinma
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of MattyG85
3.76/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Bottle says best by 01/30/15.

Appearance: Pours a bright and fairly hazy straw golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger white head that fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A fruity and bready malt forward aroma with big hints of white grapes. Pale malt with hints of grains, straw, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. Big scent of white grapes giving a white wine like aroma. Also some fruit hints of pear, green apples, and lemon zest. Some sweet hints of sugar as well. An interesting aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a fruity and fairly bready malt and juice driven taste with big notes of white grapes. Sweet pale malt with notes of straw, cracker, grains, and biscuit. Big taste of sweet and tart white grapes with a wine like presence. Other fruit notes include green apples, pear, and lemon. Some light notes of sugar as well. A pretty decent taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a high level of carbonation. Crisp and pretty spritzy and smooth.

Overall: A decent twist on a Blonde Ale. Light but the added grape juice adds a nice kick to the Blonde notes.

Photo of chinchill
3.26/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle with a BB date of 30 Jan. 2015.
Pours the color of wine wine, but hazy and with an exceptionally high amount of visible carbonation. The large white head has good retention and leaves a fairly full coat of lacing upon tipping of the glass.

Aroma: golden ale with white grape juice.

Flavor: Adding grapes or grape juice to beer just ounds like a bad idea, but here's yet another beer that manages to add make this work. Like some others, this one does it even though the grapes have a detectable contribution to the flavor (and aroma). Still, don't love this but modestly enjoyable and easy drinking.

O: light, fruity and refreshing.

Photo of Zonian1
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Chirpie
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of russpowell
3.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Goebels in Wichita, BBD of 01/30/15

Pours just like champagne; light gold & effervescent. Stays effervescent throughout, a little bit of lacing & carbonation

S: Faint breadyness & white grapes

T: Faint breadyness & white grapes & little grassiness up front. More of the same as this warms, slight dryness as well. Finishes dry, prickly & with some white grape

MF: Light bodied, firm carbonation, some acidity & starts becoming slightly overgassed

Easy to drink, but this could've been executed so much better. I think Boulevard took a great idea & just dumbed it down too much. Expected way more

Photo of Rborre321
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Somebody spilled some white wine in my beer.....

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of caustin90
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of gillagorilla
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada pint (best by 1/30/15)

A: Super clear faint white wine color. Nice foamy head that goes away pretty quick. Just a bit of lacing.

S: Fruity, grape must smell with that blonde ale smell behind it all.

T: Weird tasting. The blonde is marred by the grapes here instead of 'entwined' like it is called. Weird dryness that seems like it is fruity but actually really isn't.

M: Quite carbonated, but not very rough. More foamy with lots of bubbles.

O: Pancakes will be made out of this. I'm sorry, but that best by date is a joke. This thing is only going down hill.

Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jsh420
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of mkf629
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev +9%

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Entwined Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.