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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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bismarksays

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-07-2013 19:06:58 | More by bismarksays
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csurowiec

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-07-2013 13:29:06 | More by csurowiec
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lostgrrl666

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-07-2013 01:14:52 | More by lostgrrl666
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 03:49:23 | More by LambicPentameter
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

06-24-2013 22:21:08 | More by atone315
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-21-2013 14:07:32 | More by csfcmitchell
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 00:54:38 | More by rlee1390
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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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thecrowing

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-09-2013 02:11:22 | More by thecrowing
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burninggoat

Missouri

3/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-27-2013 23:58:16 | More by Kingcurio
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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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bigred89

Maryland

3/5  rDev -11.8%

05-24-2013 13:01:58 | More by bigred89
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jroberts8811

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

05-23-2013 20:59:33 | More by jroberts8811
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4/5  rDev +17.6%

05-23-2013 18:27:01 | More by DRTBrewster
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 00:07:18 | More by mfnmbvp
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

05-20-2013 23:33:28 | More by kjkinsey
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 08:28:15 | More by jimmah120
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

05-14-2013 17:42:54 | More by bconsidine
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

05-10-2013 13:46:11 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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Black_ox

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-30-2013 23:04:43 | More by Black_ox
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JMad

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 01:29:45 | More by JMad
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-25-2013 01:12:33 | More by lucasj82
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hurdjg

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-21-2013 14:07:28 | More by hurdjg
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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 17:27:08 | More by pmcadamis
Amber Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.