This week's Sunday Night Suds takes a step back and looks at Boulevard's Spring Belle Saison.
I found this in the Total Wine & Liquor outlet in Laurel, Maryland. I thought a beer brewed with flowers might taste a bit odd, but then remembered that hops are flowers, so I bought it.
The beer poured a pale straw like yellow and had decent lacing and a good amount of foam. The first taste revealed a beer with the body of a saison, but quite a bit of unexpected and welcomed spice. The beer has a peppery taste up front which lasts well beyond the swallow. Successive sips gave some malt backbone, but continued peppery spice.
Since I tried this beer before dinner I cannot report on a specific pairing, but my feeling is that this brew would go exceedingly well with Cajun fare.
Boulevard Pop Up Session IPA is under the Kosher Supervision of the Va'ad of Kansas City, but the bottle I purchased did not have the certification mark on the label. If you would like the LOC from the Va'ad, please let me know and I will email it to you.
To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this brew, please follow this link -http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/423/152217.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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