Championship Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Brewhawker on 05-21-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by mdcrouser:
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4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up the day it was released, celebrating Sporting KC's season last year. Drinking it while watching the Royals on TV.

Hazy golden, with a nice white head (thick on a heavy pour), leaving long trailing legs on the sides of the glass.

Lemon, hay, somewhat horsey on the nose. Not overpowering at all - in fact, somewhat difficult to find, leaving me to bury my nose in the glass until I do.

On the tongue, a bit grassy, hay, lemon, orange peel, a unique bitterness - I could almost liken it to hoppy, farmy, fruity cousin of a good kolsch, because it retains remnants of that maltiness too. It reminds me a lot of the first saison Boulevard produced, but with more citrus and malt.

Drying, subtley prickly, popping the tongue.

Enjoyable for a warm summer evening.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jaydoc
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerislivingproof
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of TheCondor
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this up as a special favor from a friend in the business. Very excited to see a championship of any sort return to Kansas City. Side poured with standard vigor from the bottle into the pint glass.

Appearance - One of the most magnificent beers I have ever observed. Strong emotions gazing upon this beers presentation. A massive, four finger head towers over the pour, with excellent head retention over halfway through the drink. So much lacing is present it appears someone has melted glue onto the side of my glass. Pours a hazy yellow color with carbonation bubbles rising to the top. Liquid gold!

Smell - Like a farmhouse, which is to say, kind of like a farm. Grains, yeast, and some funk combined with some lemon notes.

Taste - Lemony funkiness. Some grains, breads, and a cracker-y taste to go along with the lemon. Kind of tastes like Tank 7, another Boulevard product.

Mouthfeel - Heavily carbonated, finishes fresh, clean, and smooth. An excellent warm to hot weather brew.

Overall - Certainly not Boulevards best offering, but still a good beer. Its appearance is spectacular, the rest of the beer struggles to keep up with it. I got it more for the bottle and for the sentimental reasons than anything else. Pretty pricey, I doubt anyone outside KC would want to fork over that kind of dough for this brew, but I will.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.76/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Championship Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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