Amber Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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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
3.43/5 rDev +0.9%
A-Translucent amber, two finger head, that doesn't last, not much carbonation.
S-Not much there, some malt, tad bit of caramel and grass.
T-Bland as well, slightly off. Rather malty, some caramel and grass. No bitterness.
M-Light, tad watery, not much carbonation either.
O-A bland, boring beer, not worth trying.
06-15-2013 00:54:38 | More by rlee1390
3.55/5 rDev +4.4%
12 oz. bottle, with best by date reading 05/20/2013, so I'm a couple days late, but that's nothing to cry over. My fifth beer from the Boulevard sampler twelve pack.
Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.
A - Pours one finger of fluffy off-white head on top of a slightly murky orange / chestnut colored body.
S - Can definitely smell the malts as the prominent trait here. Sweet, caramelized, & leafy smelling. Some toasted seed like smell in there. Very light vanilla nutty presence due to the English malt. Perhaps some subdued fruitiness in there also.
T - Taste follows the nose mostly. A malt forward beer with a sweet caramelized taste, but balanced well by a dry bitter hop presence, obviously from the German noble hops, but no where near as hoppy as some red / amber ales tend to be. Bit of fruit presence and some toasty malt backbone.
M - Feel is dry and bitter from the hops, invoking another sip. Mostly a clean, sweet finish though.
Overall, an average beer, and probably the least interesting out of the 6 beers featured in the Boulevard sampler pack. It is by no means a bad beer, just very boring and generic, and more complex examples of this style can be easily found. Definitely drinkable, but it's not a beer I would seek out again.
Boulevard Amber Ale ---3.5/5.
05-23-2013 00:07:18 | More by mfnmbvp
3.94/5 rDev +15.9%
12oz bottle best by 6/23, poured into mug
great golden amber look, small film of head. smell is sweet malted grain, dry herbal hops, some dusty amber 'leaf' scent. taste is grainy with some sweet malt up front, then grain elevator taste complete with metal. finishes with some roasted grain/malt and a touch of dry leaves.
good amber, almost like a low-rent 90 shilling
05-20-2013 08:28:15 | More by jimmah120
3.23/5 rDev -5%
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.
04-27-2013 01:29:45 | More by JMad
Amber Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.