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Lunar Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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233 Ratings
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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 12
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our first new year-round beer since 1996, Lunar Ale is in a category all its own. Brewed using a unique aromatic yeast, this refreshing variety is best described as a cloudy brown ale with a complex, malty aroma and flavor, and a crisp, dry finish.

14 IBU

(Beer added by: bditty187 on 01-13-2007)
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kkipple

South Carolina

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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Lunar Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.