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Amber Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Amber AleAmber Ale

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BA SCORE
78
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351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
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:
Beer added by: brownbeer on 05-23-2010

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
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.
Best by 12/19/11

A - Pours a light amber more cooper and range like color with some slight haze. There is a thin white head that pops up but recedes far too quickly.

S - Light malty notes with some bread and biscuit notes. There is some fresh baked sourdough bread and some slight hopy notes in the aroma with some mild citrus. The aroma is a bit mild but still delicious.

T & M - Starts off with some malty undertones. Some slight caramel notes and some nice bread. Very earthy with a slight bitter finish. The malt profile seems quite simple. Bread notes, earthy grain and some slight sweetness. The slight hop notes help balance this simple and uninspiring beer. Quite crisp and clean with very little after taste that lingers.

O - Overall this beer is underwhelming. It is pretty basic. Still a well crafted beer but quite basic. Even for the style it doesn't really inspire.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Rich amber with orange and yellow highlights. Consistent stream of bubbles supplies an off-white foamy cap that leaves some decent lacing.

S - Get some toasted caramel malt and not much else. Very faint hint of hops if you really dig in.

T/M - Sweet, bready, caramel malts. Does have a slightly bitter finish. Has some really good carbonation, but comes across as very light bodied, almost watery.

O - Very easy to drink, not offensive by any means. Nothing particular standing out that makes me want to come back for more.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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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.

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2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass on 9/17/10

Best by 10/3/10

Rustic in nature, the colors are a blended range of copper, rust, amber & tobacco brown. Some cloudiness. Nearly two fingers of foam rose, the upper portion of which beyond the glass. Retention is minimal though, as a thin layer is left. Essentially no lacing.

There are some decent hoppy notions; mostly floral & earthy with restrained citric flourishes. The malts are bready, bolstered by hints of doughy yeast. Some caramel, too.

After a quick, juicy splash of hops, the flavor dries out with a slow bitterness moving in. The hop profile seems a bit odd in that respect; always a back & forth struggle. Not-exactly-sweet caramel malts beef up the overall flavor, as a touch of toasted bread rounds it out.

I think my gripe with this beer lies with the carbonation, which is too vigorous in my opinion. It overpowers the medium body & flavor profile to the point of distraction. The finish is surprisingly clean, just a few residuals linger.

This doesn't strike me as a bad beer, but the carbonation really kills it for me. Some aggressive swirling reclaimed one finger of foam & seems to have helped reign in the carbonation.

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2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 ounce stubby bottle. Pour is, well, amber. Pretty nondescript otherwise. Mild carbonation. Really clear for a bottle conditioned beer. Small dish soap style head. Aroma is nonexistent. Maybe some caramel toffee malt. Maybe. Disappointing nose. Decent mouthfeel, somewhat sweet. Heavy carbonation. Kind of reminds me of soda. Like the aroma, flavor is kind of non descript. There's a lot of things going on with the malt profile. There's caramel, toffee, and roasted notes. The problem is that they're all terribly muted. What you end up with is a full bodied beer lacking that critical component - flavor. Where the beer does shine is in the finish, wich is quite malty and sweet. I can't hate this beer because it's from Boulevard, but this is one of the weaker offerings I've had. Average at best.

Amber Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.