Saison | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Rio on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Groenebeor
4.88/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very yellow straw color, kind of cloudy. Smells wonderful, I didnt think there was wheat in this, but I swear I smell wheat, and the hops are very strong. Its like a mix between smelling a wheat beer and a pale ale.

Taste: Beautiful malt taste, a lot like a wheat beer, but without the wheat. A really strong but not too bitter hop taste, much less I guess than an IPA. The hops really hit on the end of it, with a fruity almost orange flavor at first.

A little more carbonated than most ales, but still very nice.

Would drink again, & I know where I can buy more of these!

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Photo of Damian
4.88/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from a 750 ml/1 pint, 9.4 fluid ounce bottle
Batch number: S8254
Served in a tulip

The beer poured a near crystal clear, straw yellow color with an impressive bright white, super foamy and bubbly, three-finger head. Eventually the head faded to a thick dollup of froth. Huge chunks of lacing stuck all along the glass.

The aroma was signature saison, except on steroids. Crisp and fresh with a powdery, distinctly Belgian yeast note. Citrusy and slightly herbal. Grassy, saaz style hops were also noticeable. A hint of funkiness came through as well.

The taste was quite similar to the aroma. Remarkably crisp and smooth. Citrusy with strong notes of clove, coriander and orange peel. Semi-sweet and tangy. Slightly musty. Spicy and peppery in the center. The ultra-clean finish was crisp, smooth and quite lemony with just a kiss of grassy, earthy hops for balance. A gentle warming from the alcohol appeared as the beer opened up.

The mouthfeel was spot-on for the style. Silky smooth with a crisp, lively, velvety, Champagne-like effervescence. Light and sprightly yet not at all airy on the palate.

Drinkabilitry was simply off the charts. Not only was this beer amazingly smooth and refreshing, but it was packed to the brim with flavor. I could drink this all day long and not get tired of it.

I have sampled both the Saison and the Saison-Brett by Boulevard and I definitely prefer the former. The Saison may not be one of the most exciting beers I have ever tried, yet it is definitely one of the most well made. In fact, I found this beer to be nearly flawless in every sense. While many may disagree, I feel this is the new benchmark for the style.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.74/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to Mora2000 for this brew.

A - Pours an orange-yellow hue, with a decent white head that settles into a thin wispy cap, not much lace.

S - The aroma is lemony-bready-yeasty and absolutely delicious. This would be just as well classified as a (phenomenal) BSPA or Tripel.

T - I am stoked to have another bottle stashed away, because this is drinking so good right now. Again, I feel like it is quite similar to a BSPA or Tripel. Not terribly complex, and not fodder for a plethora of superlatives, but it is as enjoyable as it gets. It is so unbelievably hot today, here in Florida; no beer could've suited me better than this one.

M - Awesome. It achieves a delicate balance between bright effervescence and expansive creaminess, which is right-on for a Belgian pale style brew.

D - I really love this beer. It is such a shame that it was phased out in favor of the vastly inferior Tank 7.

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Photo of bosco7
4.72/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Obtained on my recent visit to Seattle of all places.

Pours a beautiful straw color with outstanding rocky head.

Lemon, coriander, floral, and absolutely perfect nose. So beautiful.

Starts with bright bready flavors then you are hit with a tonne of lemon peel and pulp. The graininess reappears and the the finish is bracing and bone dry. The subtleties in flavor are enumerable and hard to describe.

What a treat on the hottest day of the year here in Central PA such a thirst quencher with phenomenal complexity. Beautiful beer and the best I've had in a long while. Highly recommended.

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Photo of skybluewater
4.7/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I could drink this beer by the gallon, everyday...

The appearance is average, pale gold and cloudy, with yeast, I guess, floating within. The smell is similar to every saison I've ever had. The taste, however, is beyond good, with some grassiness and lemon and a very slight tartness (perfection), as is the mouthfeel, creamy with just the right amount of carbonation.

This is a beer that, when I'm drinking it, I forget about whatever else I'm doing (reading that book, listening to that song, watching that TV show), no matter how much I may love any of them, this beer just overwhelms everything else until I drain the bottle (I logged on to BA, which I haven't done in a while, just to review this beer, which is also something I haven't done in a very long time). It's that good.

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Photo of hobojon
4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750ml corked bottle in tulip

Aroma- sweet fruit, ripe apple and pear. malty sweet and simple. spicy "saaz" hop aroma. delicate clean hops and malt. some funk, mellow.

App- large white creamy foam. 1" foam stays awhile. clear. golden in color

Taste- spicy (high carb at first). sweet pils, hops (spicy as well), funky. sweet but dry finish. hoppy and resinous but balanced. coriander, ginger but subtle. complex malt- wheat/bready and delicate. refreshing acids ad subtle funk but very clean. some citrus.

Mouth- high carb. dry. some alc in throat. resinous. creamy.

Overall- really good, but not as refined as it could be. best american example of saison. compares to saison dupont (I opened a saison dupont after finishing this beer)

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Photo of 7thstreetbrewery
4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled this at the Boulevard brewery on a hot August day, it was ambrosia! Silky mouthfeel, poured like a champagne and was semi cloudy. Some fine ales have a "halo" type haze when looked at in the right light, this one had it. Everything was in perfect balance, the malt, citrus, some tartness. Since then I have purchased a couple 750 ml bottles and they have almost the same characteristics as the brewery draw, just not as "silky" in the mouth for some reason. Buy it with confidence!

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.61/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well I bought all the remaining bottles of this stuff because I like it so much. Will trade a few and age a few more.

Looks very nice. Careful pour still left an ample, two finger head that lasted, eventually dissipating into about a quarter inch layer, thick and white. The color is golden yellow and the clarity is slightly partly cloudy, expected for a bottle conditioned ale. Really this one looked great in the glass and thus I rated it highly.

Smells spicy, some nice hops, sweet grainy and grass smells, a bit of fruit, and some indistinct but noticeable citrus. A bit underwhelming tho, even as it warmed, it didn't ever really wow me with the scent.

This one was really excellent in every way. Cold, it was slammingly good, almost malt liquor like poundability (tho of course I did not drink it that way). The moderate alcohol makes it oh so drinkable. As it warmed, the flavors only increased as the character changed slowly over the life of the beer. It was great, delicious cold, and better as it warmed.

The taste is definitely a 5, hands down. Spicey hops with sweet citrus, medium fruits, and grainy, wheaty malts made for a complex and delicious brew. There's perhaps just a touch of pepper and miscellaneous, indistinct spices too. (I like that in a beer). There's no alcohol taste or smell at all, the ABV is absolutely perfect IMO.

The mouthfeel is exceptional as well, another five. Smooth but tangy, thick but refreshing, very nice on the aftertaste and not at all overpowering or underwhelming in any way. It's quite carbonated, more so than most beers, but that's an asset in the case of this beautiful craft brew.

Drinkability: FIVE and a HALF! Damn, why did I discover this one when it's just been retired? It's got a bit of kick but doesn't overpower, leaves a pleasant aftertaste and goes down oh so smooth and delicious. I'm in love with this beer!

A class act beer all the way, in every way. Damn you Boulevard for replacing this with tank 7.

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Photo of Rudgers73
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks raverjames for this one. My first beer trade!!

Looks great poured into a white wine glass. Very active carbonation, fluffy, white, and retentive chunky head. Huge gobs of lacing dress it up and make it look really prestigious. Nice pale golden in color. Clear pouring at the very top of the bottle.
This one certainly smells great. More like a traditional belgian saison in the nose, rather than an american style. Dry, fruity, white grapes, candy sugar, metallic hops, light buttery biscuit. The taste follows the aroma well. A little sweeter than I had expected, but bone dry. Bitter and watery at the very beginning then it blooms into a rich and complex beer. Tinny/copper hops dry out the tongue just before the light fruitiness comes out. The hops open up more and leave a little fading bitterness as the flavor subsides. I just want to keep taking sips. A little bit of hay/dirt builds up as the drink progresses. If it were just a little more subtle and bitter it would be a solid 5 in taste. Mouthfeel is perfect. Drinkability is also very good. I enjoy this beer a lot.

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Photo of markaberrant
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - golden, slight haze, big fluffy white head, tons of carbonation streams, very lively, lot of lace sticks around on my goblet.

S - fresh lemons, dry, earthy, floral, peppery, smells great!

T - more of that earthiness, some gentle sweetness starts things off and rounds out the flavours, before finishing dry, love the lemony character, hopping is not overly agressive, herbal, and mostly just blends in and adds complexity, clean pepper, aftertaste is lingering dry lemon and herb

M - light and refreshing, high carbonation but still soft, finish is dry, but not overly so, alcohol is completely hidden

D - Wow, this is a kick ass saison!

I've been enjoying Boulevard beers for a few years now. And while I've had some pretty good ones, including the impressive Double Wide IPA, I still had my doubts as to how they would pull off a saison. This has all of the flavours I dig in a saison, really nice stuff, and they nailed all of the important characteristics (carbonation, body, dryness, hops) without overdoing any of them. I can't say anything bad about this beer, nor can I suggest any improvements. Spectacular!

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Photo of Gehrig
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So glad I grabbed this from the splendid Neil St. Piccadilly. Two dense, pillowy fingers of white froth top a cloudy blond body; good duration and lacing. Good farmhouse aromas; this smells just as Saison should. The taste is top-notch--very smooth, lemony, creamy, light--really delicious.

The whole Smokestack series has been a fine achievement for Boulevard. Saison is no exception, a very tasty and enjoyable addition to the series. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Rio
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Available on tap at the brewery only, and only then as an occasional 'test brew' offering. Poured a nice golden color, with good head of tiny, off-white bubbles that persisted for a while before fading away to a thin layer across the surface. Some carbonation was visible, but the beer's nice, hazy appearance made it a little harder to see much carbonation.

Grainy aroma, with a bit of a sweet smell, like honey, and a citrusy smell mixed with a bit of a spiciness hanging in the back. A soft malty base to the taste, somewhat reminicent of bread or pie dough, with a bit of a wheat flavor to it. The citrus flavor seemed to take center stage to me, a good flavor of orange (I believe our tour guide identified one of the ingredients at orange peal), with a subtle spiciness to it. Moderate hop bite towards the end. Nice, full mouthfeel, and very crisp.

An excellent brew, and one they've toyed with before. Once they get the new brewery up and running, I hope this gets considered for a full-line beer. I do plan to hit the brewery to try this one again, though.

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Photo of julian
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received as an extra in a trade from timbro81. Thank you!!!
750ml cage and corked bottle.

A: not an overwhelming amount of head considering the vigor of the pour, actually just over 1 finger's worth. perfect! it's a medium heavy snow white head muddled with bubbles. color is a golden straw color, slightly opaque but with visible carbonation. spotty wet lacing that marbles the glass all the way around.

S: typical "saison" grassy smell, mixed with a variety of peppery spices, with a slightly buttery yet sour citrus aroma topped off by the characteristic yeasty smell which is only mildly phenolic.

T&M: nice and crisp and refreshing especially on this HOT 95F Seattle day. carbonation is dead on. The taste is a wonderful collaboration of citrus, lightly hopped with a dry yeast profile and a peppery spicing that has a somewhat grassy sourness as an aftertaste. this just rocks my mouth on this crazy hot summer day!

D: ABV is unknown to BA but the bottle states 6.2%. I'm actually sitting here wondering how I could rate this beer any less than 5 for drinkability and nothing's coming to me. For the style of beer this is, it's perfectly drinkable and redrinkable....knock em back!

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Photo of grub
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

sampled may 24/08 as part of biegaman's annual summer saison tasting, with a mix of BA/RB represented. i contributed this one, which i got from bort11 as part of the Brews N Tunes 3 BIF. thanks tim!

750ml bottle, corked and caged. batch S72.

pours golden yellow with a big white head. the head drops slowly and leaves spotty lace.

aroma is great. light caramel. floral. light spice. bread and crackers. orange peel. light alcohol. just a bit perfumey, but not enough to turn me off to it.

taste is great. really like this one. orange peel. corriander. flowers, but not too perfumey. low bitterness level. bit of alcohol. bread and crackers. bit of lemon and grapefruit. the spice is subdued, not in your face, and i really appreciate and enjoy that.

mouthfeel is great. medium carbonation level. just under medium body with a nice dry finish.

drinkability is great. nicely balanced. not too spicy or perfumey. great balance of all the elements. a great example of the style. i must find more of this one. thanks tim!

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Photo of wnh
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lightly hazy straw topped by a large, creamy white head.

Aromas of light, clean citrus on the nose, surprisingly hoppy. This was tasted alongside six or seven other saisons, and the hoppiness became even more apparent when compared to the other offerings.

Very light on the palate, smooth and rounded and almost--almost--watery. Flavors of lemon peel and earthy pepper. Manages, however, to stay perfectly thin and quaffable, though not quite quenching.

A good saison, though I'm not terribly disappointed that Boulevard will be replacing this with Tank 7.


Re-reviewed 07.16.2010. Batch Number S7332

Very exuberant pop upon uncorking, with the cork flying across the room. Oops. Pours a hazy golden straw topped by a large foamy white head with good staying power. Very lively. Clears up eventually, becoming very bright.

Aromas of lemon peel, herbs, spice (coriander?), and sweet grain. Sweet on the whole but with an undercurrent of must.

On the palate this is surprisingly dry. There's some sweet fruit up front, followed briefly by juicy caramel, and then the beer seems to disappear with a quick, short, dry finish. Much more rustic than the nose suggests. The second time I've had this, but I'm surprised how good it is. My saison experience is limited, but this is closest to what I think a saison should be. Tasty, quenching, and I'd imagine somewhat restorative.

Medium to full bodied, firm and dense but sprightly carbonated. I can't seem to put this down.

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Photo of Tone
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy, pale yellow color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of lemon, tart malt, sweet malt, coriander, and some slight hops. So far, so good!. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and slightly thick with a very high carbonation level. Wow, even with the high carbonation this is more drinkable than I would have believed. Tastes of slight lemon, some sweet malt next, very slight hop background, and some coriander in the finish. Really smooth drinking and no dominate flavor, but instead a great mixture of flavors. This saison was not near as dry as I've come to expect. Overall, this was a great drinking beer for the style and definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy looking vanilla tinged yellow body. Pillowy white head. Lace is quite full and sticky. Great aroma of lemon peel, coriander and citrus. Also get nice smelling yeastiness. On the palate, this beer comes off at once as quite the refreshing and enjoyable beverage. Lots of stuff going on here: Earthy fruitiness, lemon zest, leather, cork, honeyed malts and cedar. Damp earth. Very complex. Body is medium. The beer feels light and active. This is really enjoyable.

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Photo of NoLiberty
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear golden color with a light nice big frothy 2 finger head. Color is much lighter than expected but still nice.

Aroma is nice: Slight yeast spiciness and mildly hoppy. Really fresh and zesty tasting with pepper and citrus aromas. The noble hop presence is stronger than a classic style but it's nice a nice American rendition.

Nice and well balanced flavors all around: nice lower sweetness, mild yeast spiciness, some lemony citrus , pepper, orange peel and subtle underneath of honey.

Feels great in the mouth. Soft, smooth and velvety. Carbonation is strong but layered enough to make it very quafable. A great all around drinking beer for savoring, quenching thirst and generally drinking any day.

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Photo of bump8628
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 ml corked and caged bottle.

Pours into a pilsener-type glass a rich golden color with an orange tinge and a luxurious white, fluffy head that clumps and sticks all over the glass.

Yeast derived spice (clove and coriander) and tropical fruit jump out on the nose along with some hop spice.

The taste is where this beer really stands out. Tropical fruits and peppery spice and a nice earthy element take center stage. Spicy hops and cork round it out. It has some of the earthy elements that wild yeast often contribute, but I know this beer has developed these on its own without their aid. Rustic is a word that really describes it well. The finish is properly dry with some rounding bitterness.

I really love this beer. It's the closest to the classic Belgian examples (like Saison Dupont) that I've found stateside. I know others favor the bigger, bolder, higher ABV examples these days, but I like that this one stays in line with the original intention of this beer style, which is refreshing, drying, and farmhouse-esque. I've heard it's being replaced with the Tank 7, which is a travesty in my opinion, but the majority has spoken. This one will be sorely missed by me.

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Photo of ccrida
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Boulevard's Saison is a lightly hazed gold with a huge white head, slow to subside, leaving decent lace.

Smell is great, classic saison esters, tropical fruits and wildflowers.

Taste is also spot on. Starts out with sweet esters, then a mineral pith and crisp, bitter, herbal noble hop finish. Very well done, I'm impressed.

Mouthfeel is the only slight flaw. Seems a touch under-attenuated for a saison, yet strangely watery as well. Still, dry finish, but creamy texture.

Drinkability is high, this is an excellent example of the style. As such, it's super tasty, refreshing, light bodied and super drinkable. Could have drank these all day. Decent price too for a premium packaged Belgian offering, but the fact is, at $9 a bottle, you're not gonna stock the fridge for a house party.

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Photo of Josievan
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden yellow. Th head is monstrous, but this monster is inviting, like a fluffy pillow.

Smell: You've got your barnyard smells, tartness, spices

Taste: Mellower than the smell, but extremely satisfying. Just a tad bit of tartness, bready yeast tastes. Utterly refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but carbonation is crisp enough to have that refreshing characteristic.

Drinkability: Alcohol is completely hidden. I shared this bottle with a friend, but I could have easily drank the whole 750 ml myself. I'm left wanting more.

Notes: This is only the second saison I've had. I can see how it could be considered rather low-key for a farmhouse ale, seeing as it's only mildly funky, but I still love it. I'm disappointed to read that Boulevard is discontinuing it, but I will certainly seek out it's replacement, as well as other saisons.

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Photo of PirateUlf73
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Found this one in the good 'ol Springfield, IL. Nice looking 750 ml bottle, corked and everything. Apparently, this particular one was part of batch # S8093. Here's hoping...

A: Nice hazy, almost straw color. A little bit of yeast, but certainly not opaque.

S: Light, bready yeast, as well as citrus and spice. Orange, faint lemons, coriander, just a touch of clove for good measure. Wonderful aromas.

T: Full flavored. The same spices and fruits as before, as well as a bit of peppery pineapple. Some wheat malt and yeast also present. Great range of flavors yet still quite subtle. Very nice indeed.

M: Nice and light, yet silky smooth. Fantastic malt backbone with just enough hops to wash it down nice and clean, with a sweet, almost medicinal and yeasty aftertaste. Pleasant, but was not expecting it to linger as long as it did.

D: Nice and smooth, leaves me wanting another sip. Need I say more?

An absolutely fantastic offering from Boulevard! It's nice to see a Midwestern brewery tackle an (in America) up and coming style. This is my first sampling of the Smokestack series, and I can't wait to try the next one. Will definitely be buying this again. Bravo!

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Photo of hwwty4
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a corked and caged 750ml into my Boulevard goblet. This beer poured a hazy straw with a monstrous creamy white head that left some crazy lacing and had some serious retention. The aroma is a combination of lemon and orange zest, bready yeasts, a little coriander, and a bit of white pepper. The flavor follows suit with a nice subtle lemony tartness in the forefront with clove, coriander and just a bit of peppery spiciness. All the flavors are masterfully blended together so one flavored doesn't drown out another. The mouthfeel is light but just a bit to dry really for my liking. This is actually my favorite of all 4 year round Smokestacks. As long as it's produced, I'll always have a bottle of this laying around the house.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Batch # S8254.

This pours from 750ML caged and corked bottle(lots of smoke seen coming out of bottle) a bright clear straw gold with a 2 finger head of foam. It looks to be well carbonated as there's oodles of bubbles in my glass but that doesn't *always* mean that the beer itself is highly carbonated.

The smell is yeasty and peppery and spicy and fruity. Lots of lemon zest hits my nosebuds as well. Very nice.

The taste starts off tart with the lemon zest but I get big notes of pepper as well and a light earthy maltiness that may have a slight Brett presence, or maybe not. It's hard to tell. Good flavours to be had here, either way, and the smoothness is certainly making it very drinkable. And yes, though it looked to be very carbonated when I first poured it and held the glass up to the light, I find that this isn't overly carbonated at's more on the light side. And man, is this a very drinkable puppy or what and it's not just because of the lowish(ithin style) abv. It's just damn tasty. Not overly complex, just a very solid interpretation of the style.

The mouthfeel is on the high side of light, the carbonation, again, is lightish, and it finishes lightly bitter/tart.

Drinkability? Very damn good for the style! The 750(which turns hazy after the first pour) will be a pleasure to polish off and head retention & lacing are top notch. This Smokestack series from Boulevard is impressing the hell out of me. This is a must try, imho.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bright hazy, straw yellow hue...huge head, enormous pillowy white...gorgeous stuff.

spot on smell of it, too...spice aplenty, fresh and lively lemon zest below. Delicate, yet vivacious. Lovely, ...

Tasting heaven. Creamy. Soft. Sensuous. Amazingly light, uplifting, and astoundingly delicious. Incredible. Citrus fruit still is at play. Yeast and lush, yet sensitive malt adds to the delight. A lot going on here, but terrifically digestible.

This is a great acheivement among saisons, one of the best I've had from American craft brewers. This would go great with vegetables and fish, pasta, too, but nothing too spicy.

It's fun to find others in this style that give greater spice or more exotic fruit character, more intriquing twists, etc, but for downright refreshment, and rock-solid, classic smooth saison drinking, this hits the spot!

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