Lunar Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RedBaron:
3.75/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottled-conditioned (brown?) ale from the BBC in KC.
Appearance: A devilishly enticing dark brown/ruby ale. Faint white-ish/red head that sustained well.
Smell: A bit musty, which was pleasant enough, but not too much else. Low malty sweet smell. No real hop aroma to speak of,
Taste: Mainly malty sweet throughout, though not very complex. However, the secondary fermenation in the bottle does lend for a nice apple fruitiness.
Mouthfeel: Wonderfully balanced from start to finish. Fairly full-bodied; As mentioned there's a good malty sweetness up front, but it finishes with a fairly nice dryness. If you like full-bodied beers, as I do, this one is more than satisfying.
Drinkability: Quite a good beer really. I would think this would pair well with a good cheese (Stilton), or just to relax on a fall day.
I'm not sure what the actual classification style of ale this is, but in my best estimation, it tastes like a Belgian brown ale with aspirations to be an Abbey dubbel. It's certainly worth seeking out. Definitely a good one to ponder over a full moon!
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2007 00:26:57 | More by RedBaron
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3.33/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Deep mahogany, before a strong light, there are ruby highlights and crystal clarity. The head is small, off-white and retains moderately well. Thin, glass-coating lace adorns the glass walls.
Aroma: Strong, fresh baked bread aroma dominates the aroma. Dark caramel notes are also present., as well as a subtle cocoa note.
Taste: Wheat malt is fairly strong at the open, I was hopeful of finding fruity esters, particularly banana, but these seem to be absent. Pleasant dark bread notes carry the taste from start to finish, although there is little else. There is a faint blush of herbal hops at the close.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, rather pleasant.
Drinkability/notes: Pleasant and drinkable, not outstanding, but not bad, either.
Presentation: Packaged in a short twelve ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2013 00:30:06 | More by Pegasus
Lunar Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.