Westside Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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2.89/5 rDev -18.6%
pours out of the 12 oz. stubby bottle a clouded dark amber colour with a frothy light tan head. nice retention and subsequent lace. lightly malted aroma, nondescript with just hints of cocoa and spice. the taste of this ale shows off only bits and pieces of the rye used, mildly spicy, slightly astringent and fleetingly bitter. there are meek notes of choco inspired malts used but any other flavours are hard to pin down. light body and a mouthfeel a bit too watery for a brew such as this. pretty drinkable...just sort of lacking in something.
overall this would have to go down as a miss for me. the malt profile should be ratcheted up a few notches to compliment the rye used. for a rye inspired brew, this misses the target.
04-24-2014 19:15:29 | More by budgood1
3.38/5 rDev -4.8%
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!
03-12-2014 19:19:56 | More by Boca-X
3.41/5 rDev -3.9%
A - poured into a pint glass, big ole finger head on this one with a good amount of lacing left behind. A copper, syrup color. It looks unfiltered but I'm not sure. Very cloudy but beautiful color.
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
02-26-2014 03:30:46 | More by NickT2121
3.36/5 rDev -5.4%
12oz bottle served in a DFH IPA glass.
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.
An average Rye that seems well made but nothing groundbreaking. You could session this though.
02-22-2014 21:10:17 | More by StaveHooks
Westside Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.