Funky Pumpkin | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our entry in the very popular pumpkin ale market is an eccentric one, with pumpkin flavor scarcely present, upstaged by cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger. A pleasant tartness prevails, with barrel aging providing a mellow roundness, and Brettanomyces putting the "unk" in Funky.

Added by Scott17Taylor on 06-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,714
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
349
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
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23
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Photo of lemmy187
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluehende
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dcotom
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a straight-sided stemmed glass. This was a gusher, with quite a bit of foam spewing out upon popping the cap. Crystal clear amber color, with an evanescent thin white head of foam. Big aromas and flavors of tart apple, brett funk, and pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg), with light crackery malts in the background. Light in body, lots of carbonation. The flavors seem to balance well at cellar temperature, As the beer warms toward room temperature, some oaky astringence begins to assert itself on the finish. Interesting and unique, and another fine offering from Boulevard.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wjbent
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AGust82
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/16/2016. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, lime, green apple, pumpkin, melon, white grape, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, pepper, wheat, cracker, and bread; with light hay, leather, vinegar, funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy/funky yeast, pumpkin/spices, and moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, lime, green apple, pumpkin, melon, white grape, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, wheat, cracker, and bread; with light hay, leather, vinegar, funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light fruity/lactic tartness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, green apple, pumpkin, melon, white grape, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, and and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy/funky yeast, pumpkin/spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from tartness/spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, fairly crisp/acidic, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.8%. Overall this is a nice spiced Brett wild ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy/funky yeast, pumpkin/spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the lighter acidity. Not as sour as I expected, but still has nice Brett complexity; with balanced spice and malt flavors. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this bottle chilled on New Year's Eve poured in a goblet.

the color is medium golden amber with very good clarity and thick pale head which compresses to a small ring of beads. The smell is mostly ginger in the spice range up front with mild lactic scent with a subtle amount of sour aroma and nutmeg earthiness. The feel is great, very nice mix of spice which is not overdone and sourness which is mild in the grand scheme of sour -mild funk with medium high carbonation and semi dry finish.

The flavor is refreshing almost like kombucha that has been spiced with ginger at first with subtle yeast elements coming through more in the middle with a mild hint of cinnamon and nutmeg, perhaps allspice which is very pleasant and works with the tang lactic quality in the taste well. I am a fan of ginger so I guess I pick up on that more in the flavor but overall this works ... I was skeptical not having many spiced sour beers in the past but I would certainly recommend this for fans of the spice/pumpkin ale as it is a twist on the style adding some sour flavor worth trying for sure.

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3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, bubbly, golden coloring with an uneven, sparse, white head. Lots of carbonation throughout. Aromas of subtle pumpkin spice, white grape and lemon sour and acidity, and some sugary sweet highlights. Flavors are sugary sweet and wine-like sour, with notes of white grape must and lemon juice providing both sweet and sour notes, highlighted with pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and subtle funky notes. Smooth and mid-bodied, kept light by the carbonation. The aftertaste is more fruity sweet and sour, with a crisp, clean finish. Interesting beer.

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Photo of kraticus41
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerthulhu
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-spiced sour ale. in duvel glass.

A: Very pale orange, lightly hazy, with a soft, rise of carbonation. Pumpkin stem colored head is milky and frothy, slight in size and shortly lasting. Small speckled lacing.

S: Big wiff of freshly cut pumpkin, with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Sweet toasted sugar pumpkin, and green melon fruitiness. Average strength.

T: Flavor was pumpkin puree, fresh, with some fresh seeds, and spices of nutmeg, clvoes and raisiny malt character. Cereal grains, some yeastiness of white grapes and melon, but is rather light on the sourness factor. Fresh floral hops, some citrus and sweet honey wort. Big spiciness of wet pine, cloves, citrus and lemon on the aftertaste.

M: Light bodied, very slick, slippery texture, low gentle carbonation factor.

O: Nice balance of flavor and drink-ability, won't wow, but won't disappoint. Was expecting a bit more sour factor to tell you the truth, pumpkin factor was decent, but a bit light hearted from what i have come to expect from this brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Molson2000
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jbalintjr
2.74/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TCMike
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treycotton
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sparx1100
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Funky Pumpkin from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 349 ratings