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Lunar Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Lunar AleLunar Ale

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231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.41%


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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tito42

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
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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Lunar Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.