Lunar Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tito42:
3.78/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into a weizen glass, best by 04/17/2011 stamped on bottle.
A: Rich, cloudy amber with a tan head and moderate carbonation.
S: Bananas and cloves (despite the style description), with a little bit of nuttiness. Smells nice, but I give it a knock here based on style.
T: Nutty malt with just a hint of bubblegum. Not nearly as fruity as it smells. A bit of an tea flavor much like an Irish Ale. Some wheat, but more of a malt balance than anything. Fairly intriguing.
M: Medium-light body with quite a bit of malt smoothness. Just a bit of hops sneaks out at the end. Dangerously close to being watery at times, but doesn't quite get there. Pleasant.
D: Like another recent reviewer, I like this better than I remember the first time I tried it several years ago. Between Lunar Ale and Schlafly No. 15, it seems two of the foremost "American Dark Wheat Ales" are produced here in Missouri, though I'm not sure they fit the style description. All in all, a pleasing beer with enough complexity to bring me back for more. I hope this isn't discontinued for the Amber Ale, I think I'd be more inclined to purchase Lunar.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2011 03:35:04 | More by tito42
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3.33/5 rDev -2.6%
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 230 ratings.