Board Walk | Left Coast Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by twiggamortis420 on 08-06-2011

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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by Auraan:
Photo of Auraan
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice straw yellow with a two finger white head. Quite pretty. Scents of bubblegum with very slight sour funk and some perfume notes. It smelled good, though perhaps a bit too dominated by bubblegum. Flavor began with grainy malt, Belgian sour funk, some earth flavors, slight bubblegum, a bit of tartness and some citrus notes. A pretty good flavor profile, a bit more complexity than what I expected, though not quite as wild in character as I prefer in a saison. Mouthfeel was light bodied with moderate carbonation, quite refreshing on a hot day. Overall I quite enjoyed this saison. While it's not a perfect example of the style by any means it has enough character to make it worth drinking and it is particularly nice on a hot summer day. I'd have it again.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am reviewing and posting here instead of my current preference to use the "Hads" to keep track so that this beer garners sufficient reviews to be graded.

Pours a crystal clear medium orange amber with a lovely pure white head that only slowly fades and is back with a simple twirl of the glass.

Nose is big assertive fruity esters and appealing and inviting. I also get some light oranges. A bright nose.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation. Body and the light carbonation is an asset to this beer when evaluated with the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is elegant and also inviting.

Flavors are very style specific and appealing. Pleasant "just ripe" bananas, a light "fruity" green vegetal characer this is not salty or "green" but a fresh, bright pleasant "saison" character. Only criticism really isn't - it's a bit simple in flavor profile and lacking complexities and layers. However, the flavors are so nice and consumer friendly and just plain "drinkable," that one forgives the lack of complexity.

Finish is a nice bright and elegant herbal, light green bitter character that is just perfect and fits most food profiles. A real nice effort on this one.

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Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of WritersBlock
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber pours a hazed gold color with a bubbly white head. Ok retention and leaves some sudsy lace and collar.

Nose has alot of citrusy aroma, I suspect the yeast is being helped along by some ancillary spices, maybe some lemon peel or grains of paradise. Crackery malt with a moderate alcohol presence.

For an American saison, it has a fair amount of yeast flavors. Not really farmhouse-y or funky per say, but you know its a saison when you drink it, which is more than I can say for a good number of versions from North America. I still think there is a hint of spice in here and it definitely has a lemony touch. Mouthfeel is fine and the ABV is pretty well integrated. The finish is a bit tannic almost and frankly, a bit rough. At first I kinda liked this brew, but as I got into the second half of the bomber it became a chore to get through. Id say its worth a tick for less than 5 bucks.

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Photo of AngelFireB27
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of TonyT013
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of flexabull
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of ales4baldo
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of champ103
2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Love me some Saisons. Saw this on the shelf for the first time, and could not help myself.

A: Pour with a nice chilled haze. Golden/orange in color. A two finger white head forms and recedes after a minute. Good lace is left behind.
S: Kind of nondescript in the nose. Some orangy like hops, spice, sweet malt.
T: Peppery spice, orange/citrus like hops, some sweet malt, and alcohol in the chest. Just bland.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Smooth, and almost slick. Needs to be way dryer, and I would like to have more crisp carbonation. I can feel the alcohol, and not something I particularly care to finish.

A below average saison. Not something I would come back to or recommend.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Acquired for $4.50 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa. Reviewed live. 7.80% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are average.

Served refrigerator cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a healthy two finger beige head of nice soft cream and nice thickness. Retention is above average. Body colour is a semitransparent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No carbonation bubbles. No bubble show. Looks alright for the style, though it's not ideal.

Sm: Wheat, floral hops, and mild indistinct vague spicing. Pale malts. Buttery qualities. Some butterscotch. Not a great aroma considering the style. Moderate in strength.

T: Malty sweetness - pale malts, biscuit malt, some amber malt. Muted floral hops. Light toffee. Fairly balanced but lacking in complexity and subtlety. If spicing is present, it's vague and indistinct.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Slightly coarse to coax the flavours out. Too thick. Slightly overcarbonated. Doesn't feel tailored to the flavours, but it suits them alright.

Dr: Drinkable. A decent saison, but far from exemplary. I might try it on-draught, but it's not fantastic. A decent effort from Left Coast, but I've had far better. Hides its ABV well. Not a fantastic saison by any means. There's just not enough spicing, let alone enough pepper.


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Photo of kew
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Vancoubeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mactrail
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich and meaty flavored beer. A hint of white chocolate. Clear golden amber in the chalice. Plenty of funky yeast flavors without going overboard. A nice bitterness follows the malty, slightly sweet mouthful. Mango and dried pineapple flavors, but modest and well behaved. Nice carbonation.

This just seems like a great example of an American Saison. Malty with that raspy rustic mouthfeel. On the strong side but hardly a whiff of alcohol.

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Photo of Joshgonzales79
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bkrbdan
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: rich golden hue with the tiniest touch of haze in the body. Head is two thick fingers of frothy ivory foam. Not bad.

Smell: mild malty aroma with a touch of saison-ey funk. Not complex or original, but clean and well-made.

Taste: light malt flavor with a nice lemony funk. This guy is pretty tart but not overpoweringly so; I actually quite like this beer, though I might call it an "entry-level" saison for its lowish intensity.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a big carbonation but airy creaminess. Good!

Overall: this is actually a pretty decent saison, in my opinion. I think it would make a very good entry into the style.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Bright copper, large bubbled head that goes to ring fast. Lots of spotty cling.

S - Light, get sweet malt and a little sharp astrigent, but not much else.

T - Sweet malt with a light pleasant funk.

M - Good balance. Easy beer. Good carb.

D - Deceptive on ABV. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of Duff27
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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