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Irish Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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548 Ratings
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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 20
Gots: 45 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2002

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
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Ratings: 548 | Reviews: 237
Photo of supervike
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I love the color and the foam this beer provides. It's a rich coppery color with a tan head. The smell isn't much of anything, just a slight malt. The taste is a good mix of malt and roasted grains. Smooth with some depth of flavor. A nice mouthfeel and only a slight bitter hop finish. This is a very good ale.

Photo of B-Land
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice Irish Ale with the quality that has come to be expected from Boulevard

Photo of dcscientist
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a great take on the traditional Irish ales. I'm really glad I went for this instead of one of the mass-market ones (Smithwick's is probably the best of the lot, but not as good as this) at this time of year. Nice color, lots of lacing, big head, just a really nice looking beer that tastes great. One of Boulevard's better beers for sure.

Photo of ifixufly
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber color with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge gushing three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A toasty and sweet malt forward aroma with hints of caramel and biscuit. Toasted barley malt with hints of biscuit, grains, toast, caramel, yeast, and slight roast. Subtle hints of earthy and grassy hops. Slight hints of brown sugar. A pretty solid bready aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely toasty and sweet malt forward taste with good notes of biscuit and caramel. Toasted barley malt with notes of biscuit, caramel, toast, grains, yeast, and some subtle chocolate roast. Earthy and floral hops with some grass. Light notes of brown sugar. A pretty nice red taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and very smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A very solid take on an Irish Red. Has the toasty caramel malt presence you expect with a wee bit of roast.

Photo of Fabiand
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aphamer
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 10Crumra
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wobbly
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leeswagerty
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcbrewer
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColSanders123
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of infinitebruner
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

March 1, 2015

Draft, pint glass

A – Medium to deep amber with a small but long-lasting off-white head.

S – Biscuit, caramel, some light hop bitterness on the nose. A bit of floral or herbal hop aroma. Very clean.

T – Golden biscuit, very light toffee or caramel. A mild hop bite and some floral hop flavor.

M – Very smooth, medium in body and medium low carbonation. Little residual sweetness, enough hop bitterness to support the malt.

O – A very well-made version of Irish Red, just not a lot of character, throughout. But the cleanness of the aroma and flavor profiles are impressive.

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejk99
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CIBoy10
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Pours a reddish copper brown, nice fluffy off-white head that hangs around well.
Smell - Yeast, heavy malt
Taste - lots of roasted malt (almost like a porter kick) with a twinge of bread on the end. very light hoppiness. I really enjoyed the flavor, not what I was expecting and a tad unique.
Feel - high quality, smooth but crisp finish.
Overall - this beer surprised me. I liked it a lot and would gladly buy more.

Photo of nathanmiller
2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mt2mtl
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moonkrawler
4.49/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice copper/rusty color. Floral and slightly hoppy taste, a tad malty and a little sweet.

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aratcliffe
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I always expect it to be better, and am always let down...

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Irish Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.