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 and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jaydoc on 08-18-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,107
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
106
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
2
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of smitbo7
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice summer time brew. Full of berriliciousness and brilliant tart tones. Nice half inch head and lacy staying power. Layers of berries and maltiness. Not a drink for everyday, but the occasional glass is wonderful.

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Photo of Nass
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fruity and tasty just as expected. Clever name for this beer. Drink this with your favorite tie dye t shirt on with some Grateful Dead playing in the background. This is not something that I would want to drink often, but once in a while it sure does hit the spot. Cheers! B

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Photo of drtth
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The slightly hazed deep ruby reddish-pink colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 3/4” pink head that recedes slowly, leaving lots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates arches and lots of small patches and legs of lacing. By mid-way through the beer there’s still lots of lacing on the sides of the glass and a thin, irregular island of foam on the surface of the liquid.

The aromas definitely are filled with multiple berries. There’s also a bit of bready malt along with a light touch of citric hops.

The flavors are pretty much as expected from the nose with lots of berries in the mix. The berries here include raspberries, cherries and blueberries. The berries are backed up by some bready sweetness from the malt. There’s also a bit of cherry tartness along with a light touch of citric, earthy bitterness from the hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly crisp and creamy from the finely bubbled and moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness begins to fade a bit to be followed by the berries. As the berry sweetness recedes the cherry tartness moves forward a bit and migrates towards the back of the palate where it pairs with the citric hops to finish up the long semi-dry ending.

Overall an enjoyable fruit beer that for me would work best in the summer. It’s refreshing and has lots of berry flavors. In some ways this beer reminds me a lot of one of my summer berry breakfasts which include a mix of raspberries, blueberries, and sometimes a few tart cherries. I’ll probably be having more of each this summer and think the beer would be a nice one to have on offer for after dinner during a summer party that includes folks who don’t think they like beer. That all said, it’s not a beer I’d drink more than one of at a time just as I’m not going to have two bowls of berries for breakfast.

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Photo of thefuzzyone
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dd53grif
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Tone
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy maize color. 1/2 inch head of an off-pink color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of raspberry, cherry, sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight dough, and a hint of citrus hops. Fits the style of a Fruit/Vegetable Beer. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of raspberry, cherry, sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight dough, hint of alcohol, and a hint of citrus hops. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of shelby415
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | 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 Richie_C_Johnson
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of McAfee85
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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 SFC21
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a dark red color and a very thick and cloudy consistency. There was a two inch, off white, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A fair aroma of citrus, different types of berries, and wheat as well.

T: Tasted of a small amount of wheat (mostly in the finish), some light citrus notes (lemon, in particular), some berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries), and a slight earthiness. Not necessarily a bad flavor, but not quite as forceful as it should be. It's kind of a mushy mess, but it has its charms.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Definitely an uneven beer, but like all Boulevard products, it has some good qualities. Worth a look.

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

Photo of entenduintransit
4.69/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Jam Band from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 106 ratings