Jam Band | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3.8/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jaydoc on 08-18-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,027
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
77
pDev:
9.21%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of tfsimpkins
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FrauTotenkinder
2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours ruby red. Nice lacing. Smells pleasant. Tastes quite sweet. Bit surprising given that berries usually are tart. Tastes like fruit juice. Don't taste alcohol. Okay for a hot day.

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Photo of vande
3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zorro
3.09/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy purple colored beer with a tall purple pink colored head. I must emphasis this is purple.

Smells of berry and wheat crackers. Slight sour scent and lesser scent of medicine.

Starts out mildly sour and tasting of sour blackberry. Taste of mineral water and seltzer. Mostly this is a mild fruit beer.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall this is just a mild easy drinking beer. Don't buy expecting a gourmet experience. Just easy drinking fruit beer, really suited to a hot day.

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Photo of KShophead
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gobzilla
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of russpowell
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent purple with a pinky of pinkish head. Decent head retention & lacing

S: A little cherry, not much else

T: Tart raspberry, dryness, a little blueberry up front. More of the same as this warms, sweetness picks up a bit. Finishes with a little berry sweetess & dryness

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation

Drinks alright, but just not one I would buy again

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedore
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark ruby red body, two finger light pink head, lots of lacing. fair retention. Smell is sweet maraschino cherry, a bit of lactose, touch of wheat and lemon. A bit of raspberry. Flavour is a bit of lactic acid, lemon, fair bit of berry sweetness and fruit, touch of lemon, wheat, cherry skin. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, good carbonation, a bit of berry sweetness on the backend. Straight forward fruit beer, not too much sweetness or acidity, balanced.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a lightly purple summery easy drinker, but not at all one of their best beers. for me, the berry complexion is sweet and sort of thin at the same time, more of a generic berry flavored popsicle or gum or something than any real mixed fruits. it would be almost impossible to say blackberry here or boysenberry over there, its not like that, but its hard to argue that it doesnt taste pretty good, sort of nonspecific as it is. the base beer is super light, light in flavor and body, which makes this really easy drinking when its ice cold, and lets the berries do the majority of the flavoring even though they arent super intense or anything. carbonation is high which is also nice and adds to the summery vibe. if i had to pick i would say blueberry is the most forward of the fruits, but its tough to say. a little thin in feel when it warms up, and not really all that beery as they go, but something fun for the warm weather and surprisingly not too sweet to drink several of them. i prefer their kolsch in this context though by a long shot...

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Photo of D1noB
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Front overly tart, fades into a grainy finish. Looks unique, while the taste seems to mellow the more you drink.

Taste rating in words: It's wearing a coat when a jacket would do.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefbigjon
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy, purple color with a thin, white head that doesn't leave lacing. Nose of raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry. Taste is raspberry, blueberry, and cherry with a clean citrus finish. Medium carbonation and medium-light body.
It's alcohol infused juice. It's watered down but super drinkable and allows the berries to really shine. The raspberry is the dominant berry but the blueberry, blackberry, and sweet cherry do come through. Definitely not a winter beer but a good spring or summer beer.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkalix
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sweet, fruity and unapologetically jammy, Boulevard Brewing Company has us looking forward to warmer weather with a berry-centric ale with the impressions of all things summer.

Jam Band pours with a hazy mauve color, carrying a dense visual weight with a loose, pinkish, spongy froth. Rich fruit aromas strike the nose with the advertised cherry, blueberry and blackberry character with a pep of citrus and red wine. Sweet and pastry-like on the early palate, the taste takes the tongue on a trip from fruit smoothie to cobbler and yes... jam.

Little changes across the middle palate as the sweet fructose and candied malts lock into the tastebuds. The spice of pectins that pull from the fruit adds a tannin rich balance much in the same way that robust dark wines do. Macerated fruit seems concentrated and dense with its puree quality while the a mild acidity applies a tartness on the late palate. A citrusy bitterness plays out late with a peppery hop spice and a mild resinous character.

Medium bodied throughout, the beer seems heavier because of the lingering sweetness that saturates the tastebuds and brings quick fatigue on the palate. A light earthiness of date and fig eventually pull through while the ale finishes winey, peppery and truly jammy in a medium length aftertaste.

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Photo of hophugger
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bear1964
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Jam Band from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 77 ratings