Lunar Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.65/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got this as an extra in a trade from Sibenmorgen. Thanks bud!
No idea what style this was going in, figured Hefeweizen, so I popped and poured it into my oft-used Sam Adams pint. Real fluffsome tan head piles up, but doesn't stay long. Beer is clear pecan brown. Bottle conditioned, so there's some yeastie beasts in the bottom of the bottle, I dumped 'em into the glass too. All aboard!
Smells nice, a bit hard to pin down... some good English-esque brown nutty malt, wheat zest - clove, spice - you got some light caramel sweetness in there and it comes together pretty well... flavor is light German Hefe with malt kick, less sour lemon and more nutty / roasted malt. Slightly dry finish, easy malt and that special hefe yeast spicy / citric flavor. I dig it. Exceedingly easy to drink, high and creamy carbonation does this well.
I liked Lunar ale. Sure drank it fast. A fine little brew; I wish more American brewers toyed with dark wheat beers.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2009 02:53:41 | More by kkipple
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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.