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Amber Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Amber AleAmber Ale

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78
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349 Ratings
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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Boulevard Amber Ale is an exceptionally well-balanced beer, complex yet thirst-quenching. American pale malt provides a firm foundation. English specialty malts impart a nutty sweetness, perfectly complemented by noble German hops. The deep coppery color holds the light, reflecting a ruddy glow, and the finish is clean, round, and delicious.

24 IBU

(Beer added by: brownbeer on 05-23-2010)
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Reviews by JMad:
Photo of JMad
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours a dark copper color with a thin and filmy white head. There isn't much to the aroma, some caramel with bread a very faint earthy hop smell. The smell is slightly metallic with some caramel, bread and a slightly herbal hop aftertaste. Feels like your average beer, light/ medium body with lots of carbonation and a slightly dry finish. This is a mediocre beer in my opinion and I wouldn't buy a whole six pack.

JMad, Apr 27, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

mojohawk21, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of brownbeer
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brought down to Springfield by the generous folks at Boulevard for a beer dinner. Pours a chestnut-amber with a frothy head on top. The beer is somewhat nondescript aroma and taste-wise. Faint notes of almond and grapfruit come to mind. Malt-forward with a delicate touch of hops late. The medium body is velvety smooth. A super session beer, or probably a great transition beer for people looking to move away from our pale, watery friends next door.

brownbeer, May 23, 2010
Photo of mnewth
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

mnewth, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Tiernan, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

danthehopslamman, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of lionnusmb
3/5  rDev -11.8%

lionnusmb, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Always glad to try a new beer from Boulevard.

The beer pours a light amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee and grass. Not very complex, but not bad.

The flavor is grassy hops, along with toffee and biscuit malt. The beer is well balanced, but leans slightly to the maltier side of the spectrum.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of burninggoat
3/5  rDev -11.8%

burninggoat, May 30, 2013
Photo of bsp77
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Very cloudy amber-orange with thin tan head that mostly dissipates.

Smell: Mostly caramel, with some cherry and floral hops.

Taste: Semi-sweet caramel, dark fruit and cherry malt backbone. Seems to be a tiny bit of nuttiness (like a Brown Ale), and a very light floral, spicy hop finish.

Feel: Moderately low carbonation, medium body but quite smooth, semi-dry finish.

Drinkability: Slightly different take on an Amber Ale with some English Brown Ale and English Bitter characteristics. Well made and tasty, if a little unexciting.

bsp77, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a dimple mug)
best by 4/28/11 (it was)
A- This beer has a slightly hazy brown body with an orange hue to it and strong carbonation of big bubbles gliding to the surface. There is a bubbly creamy head that last a good while.

S- The soft aroma of brown malt finish with a soft fruity yeast notes.

T- The toasted brown malt fades to a soft green note and a slightly dry finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel and a tight fizz in the finish.

O- The smooth amber ale is nice but it is pretty light and not much character to make it worth another glass.

rhoadsrage, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of wmtxbb
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Layer of lacing atop a cloudy amber haze.

Scent: Fruit esters; Very light scent.

Taste: Amber malts with a mixture of: burnt, crisp and bitter flavors. Nice grainy texture that complements the other flavors.

Drinkability: The first couple of beers that I had from boulevard were not 'up to par', but this brew definitely surpasses others of the same style.

wmtxbb, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of thomismydad
3/5  rDev -11.8%

thomismydad, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of mtparty37
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

mtparty37, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of beerbrains
3/5  rDev -11.8%

beerbrains, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of pmcadamis
3.76/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Hazy amber brew with a small gray-white head. Good lacing.

S - Toasty with a good deal of caramel. Slightly hoppy with dried autumn leaf notes.

T - Malty. Toasted grains, caramel, toffee, and a hint of pumpkin pie. Some nice hops come into play towards the off-dry finish.

M - Medium bodied, chewy.

A great session brew. This is well balanced (but leaning more towards malty as befits the style). I'd buy this again for sure. I'm a big Boulevard fan and this is a great offering from a great brewery.

pmcadamis, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of brewerburgundy
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, goblet, best by 10/3/10.

Certainly is amber and a bit hazy. The head was nearing an inch in a standard off-white but fizzed away quickly.

Fruit aromas of green apple, pear, and maybe white grape. There may be some orange peel and caramel apple. Less than inspiring.

Biscuit malt, and red apple here instead of green. Small bitterness and caramel sweetness balance for one of the least adventurous beers I've had in awhile. That isn't necessarily bad, as I don't find any faults.

Pretty darn neutral in the mouth too.

I could have a few, but I'm not quite sure why.

brewerburgundy, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of secondtooth
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive and clear amber as promised, with substantial foam and fine lacing.

Nose is biscuity and grainy. Well-done representation of the style.

Taste is tangy and breadlike. A smooth and highly enjoyable example of an amber ale, this is an easy-drinking session ale with class.

secondtooth, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.63/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Two solid fingers of spun sugar head, an amber red complexion in the liquid beneath...

Some caramel and mild hop esters in the nose, very weak nose

Some lemon and barley come to the front at first, a tad acrid in the back

Mouth feel is a tad watery with soda pop carbonation

Overall a very simple boring beer. I wouldn't recommend it

JoeAmerican77, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of Snow81
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a orange / amber

Head: Light tan head

Smell: caramel malts with a nice little hop in the background

Taste: Caramel with a little nuttiness and a light heavy grain

Weight: Medium to light body with a medium to low carbonation

Finish: Grassy with a little caramel on the back

Snow81, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Aaaahhh! A nice session amber ale....Love it! Straight forward no Bull Sh&t! Cloudy amber color...little light on the head, but a very nice simple Amber!!! No after taste baby!!! Boulevard once again does not dissappoint, this beer falls in line with all their other remarkable beers!

WoodBrew, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

avisong, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a sixer on special for $6 at Princeton's Liquors. The bottle says best by January 2011. Overall, I thought this was a nice malty session beer that reminded me of a Vienna lager. The description mentions noble hops, but I don't get must more than a hint of peppery spice in the finish mixing with the caramel malts. The beer opens with a toffee and bread mixture and is followed by cherry and strawberry juice (not to sweet), and then that mild herbal bitterness. The aroma is a bit simpler with more of the bready malts coming forward. All in all, a good session beer for folks that can appreciate malt without a lot of hops.

tempest, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of dbossman
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark amber, hazy with a two-inch head and okay lacing

S: Sweet and grainy but something metallic is there too; some bready biscuity malts but really not a ton going on here

T: Much more going on in the taste thankfully; bready malts with subtle toffee and caramel; slightly sweet but enough subtle hopping in the finish to balance things out

F: Decent mouth feel; perhaps a touch thin

O: This beer gets better after a few drinks and thankfully tastes better than it smells; this is a sessionable, tasty brew

dbossman, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Hazy copper color with a tight finger of head.
Mild malt smell.
Honey, light bitterness... and nothing else.
Light body, crisp and refreshing.
Nothing much going on here. Easy enough to drink and I would choose it over the macros, but not much else going for it.

Fatehunter, Nov 16, 2011
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Amber Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.