Entwined Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
3.76/5 rDev +15%
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.
05-30-2014 03:33:50 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev +16.2%
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.
07-14-2014 16:14:28 | More by tigg924
2.23/5 rDev -31.8%
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.
07-17-2014 22:22:53 | More by bsp77
3.76/5 rDev +15%
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.
07-22-2014 07:04:11 | More by MattyG85
3.38/5 rDev +3.4%
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
06-12-2014 04:55:39 | More by russpowell
3.76/5 rDev +15%
Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light straw amber with a half finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of light sweet malt with a hint of biscuit, grape juice, slight apple juice. Flavor is mild malt, wheat, white grapes, finishing with a slight tartness and mild grassy hops. Odd grapey aftertaste. Light bodied with active carbonation. Tastes more like a light white wine to start, but finishes as a slightly tart pilsner-like light ale. As a lover of malt more than wine, the additional flavors are interesting, but nothing I would actively seek out. As usual, Boulevard did a nice job on this and for a light blond ale with grape juice added, it's pretty good. I'll be moving on, however.
07-28-2014 02:30:41 | More by LiquidAmber
2.98/5 rDev -8.9%
Clear straw colored pour with an small and airy white head. Has a very light bready aroma. Taste is follows the nose and is very light with grain and white grapes upfront. Also has some cracker and biscuit flavors. Highly carbonated and finishes slightly sweet.
08-09-2014 22:23:34 | More by Karibourgeois
Entwined Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.