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Amber Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Amber AleAmber Ale

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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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SavvyStudent

Texas

2/5  rDev -41.2%

10-29-2012 19:12:37 | More by SavvyStudent
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MathNut

Missouri

2/5  rDev -41.2%

07-11-2012 21:25:12 | More by MathNut
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Smurf2055

Washington

2.48/5  rDev -27.1%

From the variaty 12 pack, picked up at Chuck’s 85 and poured in to my Duvel Tulip (of all things lol) Ap: Pours with a finger head. Murky amber. Ar: Sweet straw and faint spice. T: Sort of wheat, sweet, straw taste. Some hop presence. P: Smooth but a bit watery. Overall, nothing special, but decent enough. Wouldn’t go looking for it.

01-30-2012 10:10:24 | More by Smurf2055
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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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menacho1

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

05-26-2013 05:55:26 | More by menacho1
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pitch31


2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

08-09-2012 23:10:36 | More by pitch31
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Jacobi

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

11-28-2013 23:29:51 | More by Jacobi
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

01-19-2012 21:53:29 | More by Kahlerbock
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Archimedes

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

02-18-2012 15:10:29 | More by Archimedes
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Theogre83

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

12-25-2013 16:49:43 | More by Theogre83
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

04-18-2014 03:15:51 | More by Beerlover
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DB85


2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

07-26-2012 09:55:04 | More by DB85
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scruffwhor

Illinois

2.58/5  rDev -24.1%

Maybe just a little haze to this darker copper, bronze colored brew. Pretty quick head and no residual foam. A couple tiny bubbles rise to the surface.

Light toasted malt aromas. Thats all I can get for the nose. Smells a little bland.

Some biscuit toasted malt flavors. An acidic, slightly lemony finish makes up the hop profile.

This is the only beer from Boulevard I won't buy again.

12-14-2012 13:58:43 | More by scruffwhor
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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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Goliath

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -21.2%

Pours a clear amber color with a large two inch light tan head. There is decent head retention and no lacing.

The aroma is basic, boring, weak, and uninspiring at best. There are faint tones of sweet malt giving a bread character. Outside of that I'm not getting much.

The taste is ok. It seems lightly herbal with a tea like quality. There's a touch of sweet malt, but again almost nothing else. A very faint hop bitterness is way off in the distance. This may be the worst offering I have had from Boulevard.

The mouthfeel is thin, watery, and nearly flat. Terrible.

The drinkability is moderate. Sure, it's sessionable. However, I don't know that I would try to session it. Boring, boring, boring. The flavor profile is lacking. As a matter of fact, everything is lacking. It's just not a beer experience. I have had much better ambers.

05-30-2011 00:26:14 | More by Goliath
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -20.6%

Bottle purchased at Happy Harry's Grand Forks, North as part of their mixed 12. BB May 11/12. Poured at ~4C into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Copper, clear with a light tan head that is small and drops with little to no lacing.
S: Caramel malts, some earthiness, a hint of butter.
T: Fairly nondescript, with some sweetness and a hint of caramel with a touch of bitterness.
M: A hint of butter, crisp carbonation, lingering sweetness.
O: A nondescript beer. My first real "meh" beer from Boulveard

03-11-2012 20:12:32 | More by kjyost
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Forb

Nebraska

2.73/5  rDev -19.7%

Poured from a 12oz bottle...

Appearance: Pours a deep dark ruby / brown hue with a minor head.

Smell/Taste: Overly malty in both smell and taste with the hops making an attempt buy failing to break through evidently in either of these categories. Roast malt, caramel sweetness, and the most minute of hop elements is most clearly pronounced with the possibility of some darker fruits making way?

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mediocre carbonation.

Overall: I can enjoy a good amber ale but this one just wasn't the best of taste for me.

09-18-2011 00:59:34 | More by Forb
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TheCondor

Missouri

2.73/5  rDev -19.7%

As I have stated in the past, I am a bit biased towards Boulevard. I really like most of their products, and they are my hometown brewery. That being said, I got the Amber Ale in a sampler, because I find it difficult to pick one particular brew out so I buy the 12 sampler. Poured from a bottle into my National Guard mug.

Appearance – Just like it says, it pours a rich amber color. However, even after an aggressive pour, there is a faint half finger head that quickly dissipates. Don’t even think about lacing, there is none.

Smell – Light malt with a hint of bready biscuit. Not much else, pretty mild aroma. Kinda smells like beers that cost half the price.

Taste – Shockingly underwhelming. A bit of malt, hints of caramel in the middle with a slight pop of hop bitterness at the end. Not much to speak of. Again, I expected much more.

Mouthfeel – Finished fairly smooth, light carbonation that makes it feel watered down. Almost no aftertaste.

Overall – This beer was surprisingly underwhelming. Although I realize I am not a fan of this style to begin with, I have had much more impressive examples of the style for the same money. There just isn’t anything about this brew that would make me want to buy it again. Of course if offered I’d drink it, but I would not pay for this beer again. Sorry Boulevard, I gotta call a spade a spade and not a manual earth restructuring implement.

02-26-2012 01:00:53 | More by TheCondor
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kguyty

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

09-05-2012 20:46:21 | More by kguyty
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Huffaroma

Montana

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

06-03-2012 18:15:16 | More by Huffaroma
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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

08-27-2012 21:08:18 | More by KegsAndEggs
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mkh895

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

06-09-2013 20:47:49 | More by mkh895
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vfgccp

New York

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

04-03-2013 23:18:07 | More by vfgccp
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bicyclesnbeer

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

08-19-2012 13:09:57 | More by bicyclesnbeer
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eclaycamp

Kansas

2.8/5  rDev -17.6%

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.

10-09-2010 22:06:02 | More by eclaycamp
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Amber Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.