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Westside Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | 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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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Texasfan549, Dec 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

kjkinsey, Nov 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

ygtbsm94, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jaydoc, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%

Best by 3/23/14

Murky orange body with reddish highlights. Thin layer of parchment colored foam, lasting surface skim. Minimal spotty lace.

Aroma is toasty with some apple esters.

Prickly carbonation, tangy rye graininess, mildly bitter aftertaste. Sort of one dimensional, but it has some distinctive rye flavor to it. Overall just ok.

emerge077, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%

This is a limited beer that was brewed for a special event in KC. On tap at brewery. ABV approximately 4%

A - Poured a clear, amber color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left some sudsy lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of rye bread with some caramel notes. Slightly floral.

T - Nice spicy hop bite up front with notes of rye and sweet caramel. Good balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This was nice. Glad I got to try it.

zeff80, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of russpowell
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%

Picked up as part of a mixed 12 sample-pack, BBD 01/06/14

Pours a super-effervescent copper/brown with 1 finger of khaki colored head. Good lacing & above average head retention

S: Faint pepper, brown bread & leafy hop notes

T: Some pepper notes, a bit of brown bread sweetness, & not much else up front. Dryness & some pepperiness as this warms, slight toastyness as well. Finishes dry, peppery with a little bit of leafy hops

MF: Kind of thin, slight carbonation, picks up as this warms

A run of the mill rye beer, nothing to see here...

russpowell, Sep 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

mothman, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

afsdan, Apr 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

sendbeer, May 27, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours a clear, brown color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, citrus hops, hint of floral hops, and hint of pale malt. Fits the style of a rye beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of pale malt, hops, hint of wheat, and a hint of rye. Overall, great appearance, decent body, but lacking in aroma and complexity.

Tone, Apr 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

scruffwhor, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

The Westside Rye is a unbelievable rye session ale. I would drink this all-night. The beer poured a hazy amber with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is carries rye in the form of a wet corn meal. The taste is evenly balanced between malt and hop. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a decent session ale...but there is a heinny/stella after taste...but overall it is tasty!

WoodBrew, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of ZAP
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%

A-Crimson colored...little head

S-Very spicy...love the rye aroma...

T-Big on the rye again....reminds me of one of my favorite beers the Summit Unplugged RyePA minus the hop forward feel to that....this is more pure malt....lable promises "tangy"...sure I'd agree there...

M-Light side of medium bodied with a lower carbonation....

O-Enjoyable rye beer for rye lovers...

ZAP, Nov 13, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -4.2%

A - brown with a creamy tan head, decent retention
S - earthy rye, toasted grain
T - earthy, peppery spicy rye, brown malt, rye bread crust, toasty grain, caramel
M - creamy, smooth, medium-full body, drying finish
O - decent rye beer but seemed to be missing something.

barnzy78, Jan 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle labeled 3353-1033-F-BEST BY 05/18/14. Sampled on April 26, 2014.

The pour is mainly amber brown with a little reddish hue if held to the light. Some cloudiness which could be a chill haze, and little to no head.

Aroma: Well, not much to it. Yup, some rye and barley grain notes and a basically clean hop crispiness but nothing jumps out as out of the ordinary or particularly special.

The body falls in the light to medium range.

The taste brings out a better rye grain character than the nose and then there is a stronger caramel sweetness that kicks in and a fuller bitterness. But this all has to be taken it consideration with the bland aroma. It tastes better than the bland aroma suggests but does that make it better? Not especially. Ho-hum. OK.

puboflyons, Apr 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

tom10101, Oct 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Whiskeydeez, Oct 30, 2013
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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.

garymuchow, Jun 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Davepoolesque, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jsh420, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Zach136, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Kmlund, Nov 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Herky21, Sep 12, 2013
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Westside Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.