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Irish Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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83
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501 Ratings
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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 16
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Irish Ale, Boulevard’s early spring seasonal beer, is our Midwestern tribute to the legendary red ales of old Ireland. Our recipe combines six kinds of pale and roasted barley malts to provide a rich, toasty flavor and tawny reddish hue.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2002)
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chevyboy1983

Missouri

1/5  rDev -72.7%

03-08-2012 02:33:47 | More by chevyboy1983
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Joshsays

Kansas

2/5  rDev -45.4%

02-18-2012 07:59:37 | More by Joshsays
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dav

Missouri

2/5  rDev -45.4%

02-05-2012 08:12:47 | More by dav
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wmtxbb

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

Bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Dark red with lacing.

Smell: Tea and cotton candy. Smells a lot like some of the scottish herb ales I've had.

Taste: Way too much alcohol up front, really over powers the other flavors. Not balanced at all. Alcohol followed by malt and ends tart. Horrible mix that ends far too bitter.

Drinkability: One is too much. I've really wanted to like Boulevard's brews, but I haven't been able to find any (thus far) that I like. This Irish ale should be revamped or just retired.

12-30-2010 01:22:54 | More by wmtxbb
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harrymel

Washington

2.3/5  rDev -37.2%

Best by 01MAY12

pours a rusty brown with a quilt of light latte foam and excellent clarity. Spotty lace. Nose is of floral malts and a little bit of caramel. Some tea like, earthy hops. Metallic flavor over a decent amount of sweet malts. There is a certain dry, tart character I'm not really digging. Medium bodied with moderately hi carb and a good dry finish. This is okay, nothing more.

03-07-2012 08:05:59 | More by harrymel
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Wiscodrinker

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

03-06-2014 03:53:29 | More by Wiscodrinker
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josephwa

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

02-25-2014 17:09:22 | More by josephwa
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travy82

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

06-19-2014 01:05:54 | More by travy82
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Miami66

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

03-29-2014 15:47:13 | More by Miami66
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

04-18-2014 03:16:40 | More by Beerlover
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Beestin

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

04-14-2014 16:59:42 | More by Beestin
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Pjev11

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

11-04-2013 02:13:35 | More by Pjev11
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Herky21

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

03-20-2012 20:08:13 | More by Herky21
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Twpsyn

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

05-07-2014 23:01:42 | More by Twpsyn
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DexterP236


2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

03-15-2012 02:44:33 | More by DexterP236
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

03-30-2013 04:02:04 | More by MNBeer1017
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Iowacraft

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

04-20-2012 15:37:50 | More by Iowacraft
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JasonZeh


2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

07-10-2014 05:04:21 | More by JasonZeh
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -21.3%

Thanks bort11 for your generousity. Pours a tan yellow with a foaming white head. Beery cheese aroma. Toast in there and on bitter side, not getting too much malt and no hint of recognition of a 5-malt complexity, metal in the finish. Aggressive carbonation,not bad but oh so dry Irish.Thanks again Tim!

04-06-2008 03:11:09 | More by Sammy
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Foyle

Wyoming

2.93/5  rDev -19.9%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: a thick fluffy off white head recedes at a glacial pace with some fine lacing. Color is a somewhat cloudy reddish amber with plenty of yeast in suspension. Very little streaming carbonation.
Aroma: bready malts dominate the aroma, with some caramel sweetness, a bit of fruit, and some pungent hops.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, fluffy, and sticky with a somewhat wet finish.
Flavor: toasted bread crust, raisins, caramel, a bit of grassiness, and a strong, lingering hop bitterness in the middle and finish.
Overall: this is an above average, but not outstanding, offering.

04-27-2014 21:10:14 | More by Foyle
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kojevergas

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -18.6%

2011 1107 E. Best by: 05/15/2012. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an Odell Easy Street Wheat pilsner glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger head of nice cream, pretty good thickness, and good retention for the somewhat above average retention. Colour is semitransparent vibrant copper-amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Toasted malt, some cream, amber hops, other clean vibrant malts, and a hint of biscuity yeast. A mild strength aroma.

T: Toasted malts form the backbone accompanied by cream, amber hops, and clean malts with hints of biscuity yeast. In other words, it tastes much like it smells. Nicely layered and enjoyable, if somewhat simple. Not particularly subtle or complex, and a bit overdone in terms of the hops and toasted malts, but it's pleasant to drink.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some pleasant crispness. A touch too thick. Too smooth and wet; needs coarseness and dryness to really bring the flavours out. Adequately carbonated. Suits the flavours decently, but is far from ideal.

Dr: Drinkable and pleasant, but far from impressive. I might get this again on-draught, but for the style it's rather mediocre. Nothing new is offered here. Fans of the style should try it, but don't expect anything amazing.

C

05-31-2012 22:37:33 | More by kojevergas
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caustin90


3/5  rDev -18%

05-06-2014 19:45:09 | More by caustin90
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jwmarcum

Missouri

3/5  rDev -18%

02-15-2012 21:22:17 | More by jwmarcum
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18%

03-13-2013 04:35:06 | More by hoppymcgee
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18%

06-27-2014 12:48:33 | More by AndyEdgar
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Irish Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.