Irish Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.78/5 rDev +3.3%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark brownish red amber with a two finger light khaki head that seemed fizzy during the pour, but had good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dark stone fruit and a hint of grassy hops. Flavor is biscuit malt with a light toastiness, earthy; finishes with a mildly astringent dry grassy hop bitterness with dry biscuit malt. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice domestic take on an Irish red ale, covers all the bases for the red profile, with a nice lightly toasty maltiness and a dry almost tannic finishing bitterness. Pleasant mouth feel.
03-01-2014 04:16:47 | More by LiquidAmber
3.74/5 rDev +2.2%
A- Pours a clear bronze color with a two-finger off-white creamy and frothy head that retains well after the pour, eventually creating a nice mouthfeel
S- sweet and malty with some toasted bread notes and a hint of caramel
T- nice and malty with some toasted notes, sweet caramel, just a touch of bitterness on the finish with some musty notes
M- Medium body and carbonation leads to a frothy mouthfeel that transitions into a smooth and creamy finish, I think that the yeast addition enhances the mouthfeel
O- I think that bottle conditioning adds a bit of complexity to this one, very drinkable and a great example of the style
02-20-2014 04:09:15 | More by Treyliff
3.53/5 rDev -3.6%
The packaging design totally sold me on this one. I even BA'd it on my phone at the liquor store and saw it rated an 85, and 5.8 abv is a little light for me. No matter, the Kelly Green box and Celtic-design lettering wins.
Pours a cloudy, ruby color with a khaki head that I must say has some real staying power. I've been staring at it for five minutes and it seems to be going nowhere. I like the look of it. Aroma smells like beer. More specifically, smells malt heavy, light pine and lemony hops. Flavor is a lot more than I expected. It' sweet and a little tart, malt-heavy and lightly hopped for a bitter finish. What does the bottle say? Not much about the flavor, but does note it undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle. Huh. Well, whatever that added, it's good.
I like where they were going with this, I just wish they would've taken it ever so slightly farther. Flavor just lacks a little punch and the mouthfeel is a bit fluffy. However, you could probably pound these on St. Patrick's Day and not turn into a complete mess before noon if you were so inclined. Overall though, I like this. Better than a lot of your more mainstream Irish ales. Seasonal, so get it while it's out.
02-20-2014 03:21:55 | More by BeerWizard
Irish Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.