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Amber Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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78
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345 Ratings
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Ratings: 345
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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mmva321

Missouri

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

If Boulevard's Smockstack series is the holy grail of American micros, then the regular rotation of Boulevard is a souped-up pint glass. Solid and sometimes tasty but rarely interesting and never revolutionary, Boulevard has found a nice little place in being that beer you like to run into at bars, but that can't save it from the mediocrity it will be called out on when meticulously tasting it at home to write pointless reviews on blog sites.

So we have Amber Ale: one of the better examples of Boulevard's regular rotation (and a great value) but nothing to really write home about (or anywhere asides from sites like this). It has a cloudy amber-tinted body with very little off-white head and no retention. It has a faint aroma with malt being the main characteristic though hints of hops and lemon punch things up a bit. The taste follows suit, though it doesn't have a thin taste to it thanks to a surprisingly full-bodied mouthfeel that is rich and creamy and even well carbonated.

One of the best value beers I can think of, Amber Ale should have a huge market for the somewhat-more discerning beer drinker looking for a cheap night. It doesn't wow me in any way, but it holds it's own, has a great feel, and is therefore one of the best of Boulevard's regulars.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 06:54:32 | More by mmva321
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Amber Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.