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Lunar Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
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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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kobeer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2012 17:53:25 | More by kobeer
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MathNut

Missouri

2/5  rDev -41.7%

07-11-2012 21:27:54 | More by MathNut
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GannonCamper


3/5  rDev -12.5%

04-30-2012 03:07:08 | More by GannonCamper
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

03-28-2012 02:01:44 | More by theminutemen
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saheider


3/5  rDev -12.5%

03-01-2012 03:32:51 | More by saheider
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-18-2012 13:06:45 | More by dvanhandel
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-12-2012 07:27:28 | More by shelby415
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jimdkc

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

02-02-2012 04:10:50 | More by jimdkc
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

01-29-2012 02:28:09 | More by 6demonbag
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-24-2012 20:26:20 | More by Whiskeydeez
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-14-2012 22:48:46 | More by whartontallboy
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4balance


3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-14-2012 03:58:46 | More by 4balance
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TippySelenoid

Missouri

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-07-2012 22:25:16 | More by TippySelenoid
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UnkleFester

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-06-2012 17:33:19 | More by UnkleFester
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troymiller1984

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +16.6%

01-03-2012 04:45:28 | More by troymiller1984
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Rdstarr

Missouri

4/5  rDev +16.6%

01-02-2012 06:18:54 | More by Rdstarr
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Grebdioz

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-28-2011 10:16:42 | More by Grebdioz
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-03-2011 01:39:01 | More by PhatAtUT
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.5%

11-22-2011 05:16:50 | More by barnzy78
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kckclassic

Kansas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-18-2011 15:27:14 | More by kckclassic
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mattkooler

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

11-14-2011 17:51:12 | More by mattkooler
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Lunar pours a hazy, copper-colored brew with big white head that was off-white in color. The smell was very clovey-wheat aroma, yeasty with some bready character. The taste was big on wheat grain taste, slightly bready-sweet, with some yeast-influenced spice. Hints of toasty bread. No perceptible bitternes. The mouthfeel was decent light body, high-level carbonation, though not out-of-line for a wheat beer. Overall a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 20:56:46 | More by WoodBrew
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked this one up a while back at Lukas Liquors, as part of a mixed six pack. Poured a walnut brown color with a prickly beige head. Aromas of banana and wheat malt. On the palate, this on is mildly light bodied, with flavors of banana and wheat malt.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 02:44:51 | More by emmasdad
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Jayhawk

Kansas

4.2/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Boulevard beer I hadn't tried in some time, so I picked one bottle up in a mix and match 6 pack at the local liquor store.

Poured into a dimpled squat pint glass. A nice hazy brown color, good head, but poor head retention (this seems fairly common with Boulevard bottle conditioned beers...I wonder why?). As with Zon, you really need to swirl the last inch in the bottle before pouring it into the glass to get the added slight yeast flavor that really adds to the overall experience. Smell is wheat, malt, and light banana with clove flavors, and taste is the same (very nice with the light banana/clove flavors...but note these are light compared to a hefeweisen). Not overly carbonated, but a bit lighter than I expected. Overall, a nice summer session beer.

Maybe it's the heat, but this is the second wheat based Boulevard beer I've given a second chance to and reviewed recently...but I swear this and Boulevard Zon are improved and perfect for a hot summer day (it was 101 again today...when will this heat end?).

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2011 01:50:43 | More by Jayhawk
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PGHeppJr

New York

3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes 10DEC10

Stubbie bottle poured into a pint glass. Gift from my baby brother had held onto knowing I had never tried.

What is the difference in this and a dunkelweiss again? Oh wait complexity and spice character. This is a perfectly tasty accompaniment to the Golden Rule barbecue I enjoyed with it, outside of that meh.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 03:01:02 | More by PGHeppJr
Lunar Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.