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
Ranking:
#34,283
Reviews:
248
Ratings:
615
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 615 |  Reviews: 248
Photo of Aoyoc
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slipperysoup
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Muny
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MartyMaltose
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of the best stabs at a style that always sounds like it holds promise but often disappoints. This one has stronger malt flavor than some of the drier ones, and seems to be a product of a brewery that has great control over its elements. Maybe a bit sour/wheaty for me, but when in the mood for such a thing, I'd buy again. Looks great, by the way. If you want your party or your restaurant to LOOK like you're all enjoying robust yet accessible beer, I recommend it.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass. This nice Irish ale pours a beautiful mahogany red with a sizable white head that dissipates to a thick ring and light lacing. Nose of toasted caramel malts and light flowery hops. Flavors follow the nose with a nice toasted malt flavor, followed by medium floral hops and a touch of citrus. A nice session ale that finishes lightly dry with great carbonation making for a lively mouth feel. An excellent brew indeed!

Cheers

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

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blasass
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dradair
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snarygare
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WDJersey
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of priwen
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber in color with a hint of orange. Frothy, tan head that is slow to dissipate. Slightly hazy. Rich malt aroma with some citrus hops in the background. Flavor of sweet malt and caramel. The hops add some citrus to the flavor that helps to keep it from being boring, and also prevents it from being cloying. Balance is good. Creamy mouthfeel with a semi-sweet finish. Overall, this is a really nice beer. Nothing extraordinary, but one that is enjoyable and very pleasing.

12 oz bottle
Best by: 05/03/15
Served in a Mug

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Photo of supervike
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I love the color and the foam this beer provides. It's a rich coppery color with a tan head. The smell isn't much of anything, just a slight malt. The taste is a good mix of malt and roasted grains. Smooth with some depth of flavor. A nice mouthfeel and only a slight bitter hop finish. This is a very good ale.

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Photo of B-Land
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice Irish Ale with the quality that has come to be expected from Boulevard

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Photo of dcscientist
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a great take on the traditional Irish ales. I'm really glad I went for this instead of one of the mass-market ones (Smithwick's is probably the best of the lot, but not as good as this) at this time of year. Nice color, lots of lacing, big head, just a really nice looking beer that tastes great. One of Boulevard's better beers for sure.

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Photo of ifixufly
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber color with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge gushing three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A toasty and sweet malt forward aroma with hints of caramel and biscuit. Toasted barley malt with hints of biscuit, grains, toast, caramel, yeast, and slight roast. Subtle hints of earthy and grassy hops. Slight hints of brown sugar. A pretty solid bready aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely toasty and sweet malt forward taste with good notes of biscuit and caramel. Toasted barley malt with notes of biscuit, caramel, toast, grains, yeast, and some subtle chocolate roast. Earthy and floral hops with some grass. Light notes of brown sugar. A pretty nice red taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and very smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A very solid take on an Irish Red. Has the toasty caramel malt presence you expect with a wee bit of roast.

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Photo of Fabiand
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Irish Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 615 ratings