Westside Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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:
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(Beer added by: zeff80 on 10-16-2011)
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of emerge077
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i like this idea of the tasting room series, it has brought us some great beers already, and allows some of the more raw stuff they do to hit our lips, which i like, because sometimes boulevard is overly polished. this one pours somewhere between caramel and brown, with some sediment at the bottom of the bottle but other than that mostly clear. the head is tan and frothy, but shortish lived. i smells a weird tang, which the label says comes from rye, but to me its almost tannic, and the finish of the beer agrees with that, almost off, but the middle is so good. caramel malt and chocolate malt (light), and the rye, which takes on more of a dried fruit here than a spice, again the tang. yeast is english it seems, doughy and hanging around in the finish, which is off dry. well made no doubt, but definitely in need of some tweaks to be perfect. i love the grain flavor, think its awesome, but maybe the sparge temperature or something is a little too warm. those tannins arent amazing in the finish, but i like the base flavor a whole lot, and think it fits the fall season super well. underrated overall i think...

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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...

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Tone
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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!

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of ZAP
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

Photo of puboflyons
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of barnzy78
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Westside Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.