Boardwalk

15251 NE 40th St

Redmond, WA, United States of America

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Pretty weak for a porter, this feels like a caramel-funk brown, some hop fruitiness poking through. Peanut butter flavor is pretty good but could have used a lot more roast to balance it.
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Watery and bland. A bit of an interesting edge on this, a toasty, grains of paradise-like exotic flavor, but it's not enough to rescue the beer.
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The Blood Runs Cold was described as an East Coast IPA but this was the real hazy beer. Good but generic in its juiciness.
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Canned-juice character. Reminiscent of the Raspberry Crush, almost still tasted like raspberries. Not my favorite.
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Best of the flight. A clean citrus flavor mixed with fragrant hop-forward character. Finishes bitter but cleanly.
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A hazy, fruity IPA but with a sweet, slightly buttery cereal finish that really mellows out this beer. Still pretty bitter but I think it was my favorite of the night.
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Very bitter, hoppy dark lager. This year's version is a lager for the first time in a long time, and I'm not sure I like it.
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Dry, pleasant IPA with a bit of resin tang right at front. Nothing screams "fresh hop" about this beer, but it is tasty.
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A mild, tropical IPA that has is smoothed out by the unusual step of added vanilla. The vanilla doesn't necessarily taste very fancy, but it still works, I think.
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Mellow, caramel barleywine with a good underpinning of whiskey. There's some vegetal, cider-like tartness, from the pumpkin? that just balances everything out nicely. This is a bit more simplistic than some other standouts in this category (Rumking anyone?) but it was very, very tasty.
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Simple and sweet. Pretty good, as usual.
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A more standard IPA with some rindy bitterness. Not as good as the fresh hop.
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Surprise offering at Boardwalk. Very smooth, caramel, slightly fruity. Got boozier as the glass went on and by the end I was pretty wrecked. Felt it all night too.
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Not too sweet, lots of spirit flavor. This seems much, much stronger than this beer used to be, and the numbers seem to back it up (server said this was 11+%!).
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Sweet helles funk. Sharp hop bitterness and plenty of resin. The smell gets more strongly funky over time.
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Light IPA with cucumber and melon notes. Very mild.
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Lightly sour gose. Sweet finish. Faint, but present watermelon.
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Slightly funky, slightly tart peach to open, mellows into a light lager very quickly. An unusual combination of flavors, but pretty good. And anytime you get peach that doesn't taste like canning syrup, you have to count that as a win.
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Slightly clearer than a hazy IPA but with similar characteristics. Slightly dry opening, a clear resin character throughout. Sweet cereal finish mellows it out. Very well-balanced.
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A very interesting blonde, kind of a murky, rooty opening but with very nice honey / buttery notes featuring prominently. Reminds me of my mom's ginseng tea. Clean, thin body with a light cereal finish. Would be interesting to compare to Double D but that wasn't an option. Yum!
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See notes on Slackwater, because this beer was very similar. This one had a bit more alpha, somewhat less resin, making this a little more one-note in flavor (bitter, sweet). Very similar finish. Good, but I did like Slackwater better.
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I liked this -- a lot -- last time but it didn't work so well today. Maybe because it was last in the flight after stronger beers, which is unlucky. Light, almost watery, nice coffee notes, slightly musty.
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Malty but somehow pretty dry and a touch boozy. I mean, it wasn't bad... This tasted like a grown-up beer, but it wasn't as purely enjoyable as some of Chuckanut's other beers.
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Opaque, juicy, grapefruit-passion New England-style pale. Not bitter at all.
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Light, sweet wheat flavor with banana and a very clean taste. Tangy on the backend. They put a lemon slice in the glass here, which is a tradition that needs to die.
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Thin, not as malty as other Oktoberfests I've had lately, nor Brian's Silver City which I tried side-by-side. I don't think it's as good as that beer but it's still pretty okay.
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Decent oatmeal stout with some pretty believable blackberry flavors. It wasn't something I'll remember forever, but it was a pleasant enough glass.
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More sour than when I had it on draft.
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Prominent taste is of orange zest and bright hop notes, with a bit of pungent resin before resolving into a clean, non-bitter finish. Really nice.
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Thin, sweet biscuit malt lager with a bit of uric tang and then a long, grassy finish. Very slightly lemony.
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Not bad, but bound to suffer after the excellent Holy Water. Light bubblegum and lemon-citron. High alpha finish. More of a typical, resinous IPA than its predecessor.
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A surprise brewer's night at Boardwalk! Clean citrus pine flavor, with an almost savory, cereal flavor balancing out the finish. Barely toasted? Really tasty.
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