Boulevard Funky Pumpkin Ale Beer Review
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Boulevard Funky Pumpkin Ale Commercial Description:

“Our entry in the very popular pumpkin ale market is an eccentric one, with pumpkin flavor scarcely present, upstaged by cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger. A pleasant tartness prevails, with barrel aging providing a mellow roundness, and Brettanomyces putting the “unk” in Funky. ”

Our entry in the very popular ale market is an eccentric one…

Malts: Toasty/Biscuity
Hops: Minimal
Additions: Pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: Spiced Sour Ale
ABV: 5.8%

Like a transsexual in the whore house, this beer was quite a shock to me. I ordered Boulevard Funky Pumpkin Ale one crisp fall evening, last Friday night, and was greeted with quite the surprise. First of all, I don’t know what bartender in their right mind would carry this beer, because there is no chance on earth there is someone on this planet that enjoys this. Sour ale? I don’t claim to be a beer expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I had never heard of a sour ale before. But since trying this beer, I have noticed other sour ale offerings out in the world, waiting to trick the taster into purchasing. What a mistake.

So there I sat in the Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, scanning the daily beer list for any pumpkin beers I had not yet tried, when it jumped out at me from the page. Boulevard Funky Pumpkin Ale? Sure! Sounds great!

Then the bottle comes. I pour it into the glass. There is nothing unusual about the pour. A crisp, golden color coats the pint glass. A whiff of the glass calls to mind the distant scent of piss, or cider, whichever is grosser (debatable).

And then the taste.

At first you try not to give a hearty heave, sending your sour mouth contents all over your girlfriend sitting across from you.

I can only compare the taste to that of vomit, but…cold vomit. Is there such a thing? Refrigerated vomit? I hope not.

Take a sip, hold it in your mouth, and feel the tartness draw saliva out of your tongue. It burns.

Needless to say, I made it about 1/4 of the way through this beer before throwing in the towel and ordering a Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, aka my savior.

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Picks up whippet poop twice daily. She began her drinking career with the flavored vodkas, and has since moved onto flavored beers. Originally had the idea for this site when she googled "pumpkin beers" and came up with nothing but a couple top 10 lists. Likes cheese. And horror movies.

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