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Westside Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Westside RyeWestside Rye

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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%


Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: zeff80 on 10-16-2011)
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Bottle says best by 04/24/14.

Appearance: Pours a deep and fairly hazy brownish amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head which slowly settles into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A toasty, bready, and fairly spicy malt forward aroma. Toasty pale malts with upfront hints of biscuit, grains, wheat, caramel, toffee, yeast, straw, and cracker. Spicy hints of rye bread. Fruity hints of apple and slight citrus orange. Dark fruit hints of raisin, fig, and dates. Subtle hints of earthy and floral hops in the background. A pretty nice bready aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a bready, toasty, and fairly spicy malt driven taste. Toasted pale malts with good notes of biscuit, wheat, grains, caramel, toffee, straw, cracker, and yeast. Good spicy notes of rye bread. Subtle fruit taste with notes of apple and orange as well as some dark fruit notes of fig, raisin, and dates. Light backing notes of earthy and floral hops towards the finish. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nicely creamy, spicy, and smooth. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a rye beer. Good toasty malt notes with a nice kick of rye spice.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 08:27:16 | More by MattyG85
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought in a sample 12pk...Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Deep, dark amber, almost brown in color. Thick off white head. Sticky, long lasting lacing throughout review.

Malty sweet oven baked bread dipped in honey on the nose.

Medium carbonation, somewhat watery, thin mouth feel up front. A slight sweetness in the middle followed by burnt toast and a earthy bitter finish that lingers for quite some time...the alcohol heat hangs in the throat.

This is OK...nothing special though. I've had many rye brews that I've enjoy much more than this. Not very complex and overly "burnt" for my liking. Smelled great but taste didn't live up to the nose. I think it does what it set out to...taste like a rye pale ale...I'd rather have a rye IPA.

Update: The beer did sweeten some as it warmed making it a little better...still a rye pale ale in my book...just sweeter...I bumped up my taste .25 and my overall .25...cheers!

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S - a toasted grain Smell, and wheat bread smells. A good hoppy rye spice Smell

T - get the rye, toasted grain spice but not overpowering very smooth.

M - very bubbly and smooth taste with a slight dry bitter finish

O - I enjoyed this beer after dinner no complaints. But as this is in tasting room stage it might change so I might make another review, I could drink this often

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A - Hazy copper with a hefty finger of off-white foam. Average retention with low lacing.

S - Grain, brown bread, toasted malts, mild leafy hops.

T - Grainy, tea tannins, rye malts, somewhat peppery but not as spicy as I thought it would be. Mild grassy hops add light bitterness, dark bread, toasted toffee, finishes semi-dry at the very end.

M - The carbonation is low and slightly stingy, medium weight, kinda syrupy.

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Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 5/18/14, into a pint glass.
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Westside Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.