Irish Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Irish Ale, Boulevard’s early spring seasonal beer, is our Midwestern tribute to the legendary red ales of old Ireland. Our recipe combines six kinds of pale and roasted barley malts to provide a rich, toasty flavor and tawny reddish hue.

30 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
605
Reviews:
246
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
73
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -73.1%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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2.28/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of wmtxbb
2.3/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Dark red with lacing.

Smell: Tea and cotton candy. Smells a lot like some of the scottish herb ales I've had.

Taste: Way too much alcohol up front, really over powers the other flavors. Not balanced at all. Alcohol followed by malt and ends tart. Horrible mix that ends far too bitter.

Drinkability: One is too much. I've really wanted to like Boulevard's brews, but I haven't been able to find any (thus far) that I like. This Irish ale should be revamped or just retired.

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2.33/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Best by 01MAY12

pours a rusty brown with a quilt of light latte foam and excellent clarity. Spotty lace. Nose is of floral malts and a little bit of caramel. Some tea like, earthy hops. Metallic flavor over a decent amount of sweet malts. There is a certain dry, tart character I'm not really digging. Medium bodied with moderately hi carb and a good dry finish. This is okay, nothing more.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.84/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks bort11 for your generousity. Pours a tan yellow with a foaming white head. Beery cheese aroma. Toast in there and on bitter side, not getting too much malt and no hint of recognition of a 5-malt complexity, metal in the finish. Aggressive carbonation,not bad but oh so dry Irish.Thanks again Tim!

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2.92/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.92/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: a thick fluffy off white head recedes at a glacial pace with some fine lacing. Color is a somewhat cloudy reddish amber with plenty of yeast in suspension. Very little streaming carbonation.
Aroma: bready malts dominate the aroma, with some caramel sweetness, a bit of fruit, and some pungent hops.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, fluffy, and sticky with a somewhat wet finish.
Flavor: toasted bread crust, raisins, caramel, a bit of grassiness, and a strong, lingering hop bitterness in the middle and finish.
Overall: this is an above average, but not outstanding, offering.

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2.93/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

This is the one beer from Boulevard that I won't buy. If you hand me one I will drink it though. I am at odds with many of my friends who love this beer though.....guys who wish they could get it year round. The yeast aroma is too strong. I'm not sure why it is more pronounced in this beer when compared to other Irish style red ales though. Overall not bad, but not the best showing from Boulevard.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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Irish Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 605 ratings.
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