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Lunar Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Lunar AleLunar Ale

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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | 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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Photo of Onslow
2.95/5  rDev -14%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

one in the sixer looking pretty but surrounded, like bellvue!?!? .... not a very full for a beer of this kind, but a good gateway drug ... but, it actually kinda nice, has just this little something to it .. pendulum's blood sugar drops! .... no real foam, strange .."who pumped ethyl" ... needs more to be a great one..

Onslow, Jul 20, 2008
Photo of jujubeast6000
2.95/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 8/28/2008 (bottle):

Pours a cloudy brown colored body, with a creamy off-white colored head, lasting. Has a light fruity aroma, but not very strong A light Belgian-like taste, light fruity taste. Frothy palate, creamy. Has a pretty good taste.

jujubeast6000, Mar 20, 2009
Photo of schoon
3/5  rDev -12.5%

schoon, Dec 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photekut, May 18, 2013
Photo of EagleTalon
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours to a thin white head and deep amber color. Aroma is of cloves and bubblegum with some sweet malt coming through. Flavor is more of the same with a slightly malty finish. Not a terribly enjoyable beer in my opinion, but it is decently made. I've had better amber wheats.

EagleTalon, Jul 17, 2007
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

dvanhandel, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

jaydoc, Oct 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

saheider, Mar 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

mattkooler, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of FtownThrowDown
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours brown in color with no head forming on the pour. A bit of light peaks through the edges and adds a reddish tone. Smell is all roasted malts.
There is a definite spice and lemon flavor going on in the taste. Characteristics and flavor closely resembling a wit. Decent twist on the style. However with the flavors, I'm expecting something very light, crisp and refreshing.
Another uninspiring beer.

FtownThrowDown, Nov 15, 2008
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

MinorThreat, May 31, 2013
Photo of barleywinebrewer
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - hazy auburn, short off white head that quickly dissipates.
S - Light caramel malts, a touch of wheat and a complimentary light bitter hops
T - similar to the aroma
M - light bodied.
D - Had this with a spicy mexican dinner. The lightness of the beer with just this side of the middle caramel body complimented my dinner quite nicely. On it's own merits I'd choose something different but to compliment a spicy dinner it worked for me.

barleywinebrewer, May 10, 2007
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

rtrasr, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

GannonCamper, Apr 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

doowhat, Sep 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

TippySelenoid, Jan 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

sneezye, Nov 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Jchristmore34, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

UnkleFester, Jan 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

barnzy78, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of dantzig
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy medium-dark brown beer. Head forms nicely but dissipates quickly. Yeast + malt odors. Taste is a combination of malt and light spice with a gentle tangy bite of a finish. The mouthfeel is medium to light with generous carbonation and a moderate amount of sticky residue. Nothing in particular stands out about this beer. While I wouldn't turn it down if offered to me, I also wouldn't choose this beer over something with more character.

Like other reviewers, my brother noted similarities between this beer and ZON. He summed his opinion up by stating "it's a lot like a darker ZON without the orange and coriander."

dantzig, Apr 03, 2007
Photo of mikereaser
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours a murky chestnut brown with a 1/4 inch of foam that quickly dissipates and left only a ring of fine bubbles around the glass

S - not much aroma, some malts and spices, but to me not alot

T - caramel malts, hints of lemon, but nothing too strong

M/D - really not a whole lot of aroma or taste in this one, in my opinion. Nothing was bad, but just not there at all.

mikereaser, Feb 12, 2009
Photo of scoobybrew
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured from the bottle into a SA glass.

A - cloudy, dark amber color, decent head that settles fast into a thin collar

S - malty sweet with fruity yeast esters

T - similar to aroma: malty sweet up front with little hop balance, fruity yeast character, finishes somewhat sweet

M - medium body, moderate carbonation

D - I'm not sure what the brewery's intent was with this beer. It's somewhat Belgian-ish, but not very convincing as such. It's not really very wheat-like either, lacking the banana and/or clove expected. It's not unpleasant, but not very remarkable either. Probably one of my least favorite from Boulevard.

scoobybrew, May 09, 2009
Lunar Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.