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Westside Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 10-16-2011)
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WoostaBia

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-22-2014 15:43:17 | More by WoostaBia
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

"30% malted rye = tangy, piquant, edgy. How does it pair with pastrami? You tell us." Brewed in the style of a Rye Ale, available in 12 oz. bottles with in the boulevard 12 pack variety case as a Tasting Room series beer.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Smokestack tulip glass. Served above 49º Fahrenheit.

Pours a tan white head of a creamy frothed head over a red amber body with moderate clarity and very little visible carbonation. Retention is above average, lacing is light and spotty. The aroma consists of bready, syrupy rye with a slight acidity and a mild herbal hop background with a subtle bitterness and a moderate potency. The flavor is very similar with a bready rye profile, fairly clean with a low graininess, a subtle peppery edge and a soft, pleasant sweetness. The texture is slightly slick, lightly viscous and a touch tangy dry with a moderately bold carbonation for a prickly, fevered mouthfeel. The body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is fairly well rounded out, with the earthy bitterness and tangy edge of the specialty malt bill balancing out the subtle sweetness. The alcohol presence is low, and off characters are minimal to none. Overall this is a solid rye ale recipe, fairly simple and clean but straightforward enough to showcase the rye at its optimal role, nice body and flavor without a grainy, rough or dry edge. Think of it as the little brother of Rye on Rye, Boulevard knows how to use the ingredient to their advantage. Very enjoyable.

Boulevard Brewing Co.'s
Westside Rye Ale
3.75/5.00

08-21-2014 20:55:55 | More by Jadjunk
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

08-14-2014 04:10:36 | More by mothman
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beergoot

Colorado

3.64/5  rDev +2.5%

Bottle's best by date: 08/14/14

Very clear, deep copper body with a thick, creamy head. Faint aroma of caramel and vague spiciness. Mild rye bread flavors with a sharp hop bitterness at the finish. Medium-light body; crisp and dry finish.

A decent drinking if rather unexciting beer. The rye punch comes through in the taste primarily yet the beer, on whole, seems rather bland and watery, at least initially. The smell was pretty faint and hard to pickup on although it is there. Subsequent sips reveal a bit more depth with the malt base and rye, so it can (does) grow on you. With a 30% rye grain bill, I expected a bit more rye oomph.

08-10-2014 21:45:50 | More by beergoot
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-08-2014 01:45:26 | More by jryanj927
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

08-04-2014 23:14:46 | More by BostonPhilly
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krh

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-23-2014 00:16:23 | More by krh
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-21-2014 03:16:25 | More by SuperHop18
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-20-2014 22:05:46 | More by XmnwildX12
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-20-2014 04:58:16 | More by ygtbsm94
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-12-2014 02:36:05 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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dsalmons

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-09-2014 17:11:31 | More by dsalmons
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-05-2014 22:06:18 | More by nheinzie57
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Hayes37


3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-29-2014 01:20:26 | More by Hayes37
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tock_oh

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

06-28-2014 17:39:16 | More by tock_oh
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.59/5  rDev +1.1%

Best by 8/14/14.
Good looking. Nice full head with torrents of bubbles rising through a nice amber body of copper.
A little tight on the aroma. A little malt and I struggle to find any hops.
Soft rye spiciness and a mellow shot of bitterness for hops. Smooth malt flavors overall.
Filling body from the carbonation, but the gas isn't too intense in the mouth, instead having a softer quality overall.
As warms the rye shows stronger with a crackling quality, which is fun.

06-27-2014 03:18:08 | More by garymuchow
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jascott2112

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-25-2014 01:01:53 | More by jascott2112
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pjbfromkc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-24-2014 19:06:48 | More by pjbfromkc
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-24-2014 13:55:29 | More by TripelMark
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mrjbrown27

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-21-2014 04:39:03 | More by mrjbrown27
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thufflife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-19-2014 17:54:31 | More by thufflife
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Black_ox

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-19-2014 00:46:32 | More by Black_ox
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snarygare

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-15-2014 22:50:34 | More by snarygare
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-15-2014 01:57:07 | More by Hohnbaum
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-14-2014 11:40:09 | More by Shafaegalo
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Westside Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.