Boulevard Brewing Lunar AleToday I was digging through my beer and decided to try out Lunar Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co., which has been sitting in my collection for a few months.  Boulevard is based in the Midwest, so I don’t see very many of their beers around here.  On their website, they say Lunar Ale is in a class of its own as it doesn’t fit any common beer styles (but I’d say it’s a brown ale/dark wheat ale).

Lunar poured a very dark and hazy amber color with very little visible carbonation.  There was a nice tan head that was pretty thick which hung out with me for awhile.  There was also some nice lacing on the glass.  The beer did look pretty beautiful (although I think most beers do).

The smell was pretty fruity.  It’s not a strong aroma, but I could definitely smell banana, citrus and cloves.

Tasting it, I agree 100% with them that it’s in a class of its own.  The flavor is almost like its a mixture of a brown ale and hefeweizen with some slight Belgian notes.  It definitely hits you up front with a very sweet flavor, but you also catch some spiciness in the aftertaste.  The first few sips I wasn’t really sure what to think of this beer, but halfway through the glass I really started to appreciate it.

Overall the flavor seemed to be fairly complex, but there is something about it that is lacking for me.  I think it needs just a touch more hops to complete the flavor.  It’s very drinkable and refreshing, but I do feel like I’m left wanting more out of it.

Lunar Ale is worth a try in my book.

My Boulevard Brewing Co. Lunar Ale Review: B

Here are the details:

ABV: 5.1%
IBUs: 14
Style: Brown Ale/Dark Wheat Ale

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Logan is the owner of Blog About Beer. Along with blogging, he is also the author of two books, Beer Lover's Oregon and Beer Lover's Washington, an avid homebrewer, husband, dad of 2 girls, business owner and lover of ridiculously spicy foods.

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