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Irish Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Irish AleIrish Ale

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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

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Ratings: 606 |  Reviews: 246
Photo of Hopswagger
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes:

P: Full finger of tan frothy head on a body of dark brown copper amber highlighted ale. Cloudy with a layer of foam that resides on top.

S: Sweet malts, spices, earthy,, bisquity, hints of banana, esters, timid toasted grains that warm the nose.

T/M: Big carbonation level that delivers a combination of floral and woody hops. Medium body that is on the sticky side. Toasted grains, semi-sweet malts with a peppery bite. A small warming sensation that responds to the dry finish of toasted sesame seeds.

O: Goid tasting beer that is well balanced. A great St. Patty's Day beverage. Not my most favorite Irish red but a solid one.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of argock
3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Best by 5/01/12 in white on bottle neck. Received from my parents with love (I'm sure).

A: Burnished reddish-amber with 1-2 finger of off-white head with decent retention and a nice stripe of craggy lace.

S: A light caramel grainy malt sweetness with tea-like hopping. It's pretty light all around but is a bit bigger with warming.

T: The grainy sweetness is pretty similar to the nose, maybe even a little sweeter. The hops are very light with just some herbal character lingering. I'm missing the toasted malt character I like in this style.

M: The feel is pretty dry with light-medium body.

O: This is a decent beer at best but not one of Boulevard's best.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Dark Brown with an absolutely look to it. Head pours around 1 finger in width; Decent retention in terms of lacing.

Smell - Yeasts, caramel, cocoa, barley and malts. It smells like freshly baked bread with some mild sweet notes!

Taste - Sweet yeasts, malts and barley. This is a pretty simple tasting beer when compared to the smell. Luckily, the flavors are all pretty good. Aftertaste is a bitter barley taste.

Mouthfeel - It's on the heavier side in terms of body and thickness but not in a molasses sort of way. Carbonation is pretty light so it's pretty easy to drink

Overall - It's simple yet inoffensive in taste, and it's easy to drink. This is a beer that plays it safe, doesn't take any chances and succeeds in doing just that.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of KDawg
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark amber color with a nice head

Well balanced with very good aromas of toffee, caramel, grains, a touch of hops and bits of citrus.

Nice medium body with a good feel. Nice flavors of toffee, caramel and some citrus but lacking a bit on the mid

A very drinkable irish ale. Yet another beer from boulevard that I've enjoyed and want again

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Served into a pint glass. Outrs a nice red to amber color, with two-finger cream head. Highly carbonated to the extent that bubbles line the sides of the glass. Sparse but persistent lacing.

S- The smell really excites me. It's a nice mix of sweet malt/grain, with playful floral hop aromas.

T- Interestingly, the hops hit first. Good bitterness, with dry malt flavor to follow. Very tasty. Aftertaste brings back out the floral.

M- Smooth, medium body. Carbonation evident.

O- After the last few Boulevards I had in the twelve pack sampler I was having some doubts. This Irish Ale though is quite good. Would buy it again.

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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tart apple spice but too thin to be nice

Spring Seasonal

A: Finely hazy deep blood red body with a fairly persistent, sudsy, three finger light khaki head. Simply beautiful.

S: Light dusty and slightly spiced hops with sweet caramel green apple. Simple but fragrant.

T: A bit of a let down after the look and the nose, but still flavorful... tart yet candied green apple dominates throughout with spiced hops making themselves known on top. Oddly, I'd swear I can taste alcohol. There's also just a bit of metal on the palate, and somehow the flavor lacks foundation. really not bad at all, just not a slam dunk.

M: A bit on the thin side for my tastes.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Irish Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 606 ratings
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