ZÔN
Boulevard Brewing Co.

ZÔNZÔN
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From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #266
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,780
Avg:
3.55 | pDev: 14.37%
Reviews:
239
Ratings:
404
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 15, 2022
Added:
Apr 24, 2002
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  74
SCORE
81
Good
ZÔNZÔN
Notes: Boulevard’s summer seasonal is our interpretation of a classic Belgian witbier. ZŌN (Flemish for “sun”) combines the subtle flavors of coriander and orange peel with other traditional ingredients to create a delightful, refreshing summertime brew.

15 IBU
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Rated: 3.68 by lastmango from Pennsylvania

May 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.56 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

May 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jun 04, 2021
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Rated by TomDoniphan from Kansas

3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
You know, nothing special going on here, but with a slice of orange, its my favorite summer thirst quencher.
Mar 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Oct 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.7 by fflopps from Iowa

Aug 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.92 by Mesaboog from Colorado

Aug 06, 2020
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a very hazy, pale yellow color with a peach-colored hue. A soft, white head. SRM of 7-8. (4.25)

Aroma: Light aromas of lemon citrus, grape, bubblegum, pear, and coriander/clove. Some coriander too. (3.75)

Flavor: Light and soft flavors of lemon, pear, orange peel, grape, lemon. Lots of fruit, but a light Belgian spices too. Finishes dry and crisp. (3.75)

Feel: Light and creamy body. Smooth on the tongue with a mild finishing sweetness. (4.00)

Compared to Farm Girl Saison 7/28/20: Pours a hazier color. A lighter and zestier flavor. Less Belgian spice and zest. A milder and crispier body. Winner: Zon
10/19/20: Pours a hazier color. More zest and spice. Less orange sweetness.

Overall: A nice and light witbier. The body is actually better than the flavor here. Great citrus spice and zest/peel. Nice and smooth body, but the flavor is sort of mild. A good representation of the style. The body is actually quite nice and I should buy this again. (Final Rating: 3.80)
*Compare to any good witbier*
Jul 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.65 by Iaurdol from Kansas

May 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Kenny_Gage2 from Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured form a 12oz bottle: Pours a cloudy/hazy straw color about the same color as the label. It has a quickly vanishing, creamy white colored head that's foamy/bubbly and less than 1 finger. The aromas of wheat, bread, bananna, orange, and coriander, combine to make a beautiful smell which will lead your nose right into a tasty, zesty, peppery finish that's crisp, refreshing, and not overshadowed by coriander. With a sessionable Abv of 4.4% and a wheaty/bready/orange juice taste ZoN Belgian Witbier (in my opinion) is a great beer to enjoy during brunch, or a hot day in the sun.
Feb 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by JLaw55 from Missouri

Sep 13, 2019
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Rated by DrinksAreOnMe from Iowa

4.64/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Outstanding summer brew. An unexpected surprise. It brings people together, man.
Jul 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Mar 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

May 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours light hazy lemon colored yellow with no head.
The aroma is citrus, a light graininess and a faint amount of spiciness.
The flavor is sweet bready malts, orange juice, coriander and a light tartness and peppery finish.
The mouthfeel is really light with lighter carbonation. Super refreshing.
Overall, I normally don't like the style, but the coriander wasn't over done in this beer which is the key thing I normally don't like in the style. Everything is well balanced, its not a super exciting beer, but I'm really enjoying it.
May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by einman from Minnesota

Oct 22, 2017
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Reviewed by basaywhat from Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle. Pours cloudy straw yellow with a medium-sized white fluffy white head. Aroma and flavor are lemon, light yeast, some coriander, clove, banana, orange peel, wheat.
Jul 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.63 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Jul 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

Jul 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by LennyBound from Illinois

Jun 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.42 by Waynejagg from Missouri

Jun 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Jun 19, 2017
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a refreshing wit....a little fruit, with banana, and a bit of spice. Light wheat twang. The taste has some citrus and coriander, backed with yeast and very light malt. Refreshingly semi-dry, and a fruit-filled finish, with plenty of wit character. Wonderful and refreshing.
May 19, 2017
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Reviewed by h4ximus from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L - Very cloudy, almost like a chicken noodle soup with lemon added
S - Coriander but also bread/butter
T - Subtle citrus and dew
F - Not as zesty as other Wits

This is a very smooth beer that's easy to drink at a sessionable 4.4%. Great to sit out on the patio or porch on a late Spring evening.
May 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by 22Blue from Kansas

Apr 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.12 by barracudajenkins from Missouri

May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.69 by AmishLightning from Illinois

May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by dpihl from Kansas

May 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a thick white head. Head retention is moderate, with no lacing left behind. Banana, cloves, and Belgian yeast spice form a Belgian inspired aroma. Taste is banana, clover, and Belgian yeast spice, with subtle malt notes. Feel is medium-thin. Overall, a tasty beverage with good character, but at the same time a bit thin.

Served in a 12oz snifter.
May 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Miami66 from Nebraska

Apr 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Mtn from Texas

Feb 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jan 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.07 by Midwestbrew18 from Kansas

Jan 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by cbcb from Kansas

Dec 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.4 by hashmads from Colorado

Dec 04, 2015
 
Rated: 2 by nuebs from South Dakota

Oct 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by foundersfan1 from Missouri

Sep 23, 2015
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle, best by date 10/07/2015 printed on the bottleneck. A new summer seasonal witbier from Boulevard, acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a ridiculously juicy golden orange body with a finger of short-lived white head that falls to a ring. Murky, cloudy, & juicy appearance. Fluffy head doesn't leave much lacing behind. Looks very nice, however.

S - Aroma is mostly wheaty, with some mild spice and some earthy yeast presence in the background. Not detecting any overt citrus or orange peel aromas, but no doubt they are in there.

T - Again, very juicy & delicious. All the ingredients meld together wonderfully. Wheaty, fruity, & yeasty. Again, very lightly spiced. Juicy & fruity.

M - Extremely juicy, fruity, smooth, crisp, & delicious. A clean finish, with mild yeasty flavors lingering behind.

Overall, a simple, yet very well-executed example of the style from Boulevard. One of the better examples of what a deliciously drinkable witbier can be that I've tried in a long time. Not my favorite style by far, but I could drink a ton of this stuff.

Boulevard ZŌN-----4/5.
Sep 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.67 by texasspottedcow from Texas

Sep 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.55 by Inglewood from Illinois

Sep 12, 2015
ZÔN from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 643 ratings