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Amber Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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78
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346 Ratings
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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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 LambicPentameter:
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.08/5  rDev -9.4%

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with no discernible dating that I can see. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack edition tulip glass.

Appearance - An attractive hue of tawny amber with orangish-red highlights. Head is bone-white and about a half finger thick and leaves moderate lacing that sticks to the side of the glass. Unfortunately, it's all downhill from here.

Smell - Hard to pick up much of anything distinct. Some faint caramel notes, but mostly it's bland. I also pick up some generic slightly toasted grain--like toasted white bread. Not much here, to be honest. I wish there was more aromatic characteristic here.

Taste - Mimics the taste with faint caramel sweetness and toasty bread, but now there is some herbal grassiness that lends a bit of complexity and a faint element element of bitterness to provide balance.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and on the light side of moderate. Medium level of carbonation at least makes this go down easy, even though the taste is nothing to write home about.

Overall, a lackluster beer, even for a style that isn't my favorite. It's rather disappointing to me that Boulevard replaced Lunar Wheat (American take on a dunkelweizen) in their regular lineup with this one, because I won't likely be buying a bottle of this anytime soon, even as a change-up.

07-05-2013 03:49:23 | More by LambicPentameter
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mojohawk21

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

08-11-2013 20:12:35 | More by mojohawk21
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brownbeer

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +16.2%

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.

05-23-2010 21:08:33 | More by brownbeer
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mnewth


3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-18-2012 21:20:42 | More by mnewth
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Tiernan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

11-29-2012 02:52:52 | More by Tiernan
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-10-2013 06:13:53 | More by danthehopslamman
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lionnusmb

Iowa

3/5  rDev -11.8%

03-29-2013 02:16:05 | More by lionnusmb
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

12-23-2010 06:28:56 | More by Mora2000
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burninggoat

Missouri

3/5  rDev -11.8%

05-30-2013 21:55:16 | More by burninggoat
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

08-11-2010 01:23:56 | More by bsp77
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%

(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.

06-21-2011 22:04:28 | More by rhoadsrage
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wmtxbb

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +22.9%

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.

01-01-2011 03:53:57 | More by wmtxbb
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thomismydad

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-09-2012 17:21:31 | More by thomismydad
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mtparty37

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-25-2012 21:08:22 | More by mtparty37
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -11.8%

09-02-2013 03:59:38 | More by beerbrains
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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

04-16-2013 17:27:08 | More by pmcadamis
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brewerburgundy

California

3.13/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

10-02-2010 01:42:11 | More by brewerburgundy
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secondtooth

Indiana

4/5  rDev +17.6%

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.

01-20-2012 05:12:39 | More by secondtooth
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

2.63/5  rDev -22.6%

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

08-08-2011 19:48:36 | More by JoeAmerican77
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Snow81

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +11.2%

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

04-02-2011 04:00:48 | More by Snow81
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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!

01-30-2011 19:20:02 | More by WoodBrew
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-29-2012 13:42:43 | More by avisong
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +17.1%

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.

11-27-2010 00:43:25 | More by tempest
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%

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

07-25-2012 19:04:17 | More by dbossman
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Fatehunter

Oregon

2.95/5  rDev -13.2%

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.

11-16-2011 01:08:25 | More by Fatehunter
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Amber Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.