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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