KC Pils | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Like many American burgs, our town was once home to a number of small, regional breweries. As they disappeared, so too went the full-flavored but easy drinking classic American lager. Today, we salute these bygone breweries and revive their legacy with Boulevard KC Pils: 100% malt, real hop character, unpasteurized. It’s the taste of tradition.

16 IBU

Added by jdubjacket on 07-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
362
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.82%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -72.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -52.6%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -39%

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2.25/5  rDev -39%

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2.31/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer tasted like a slightly smoother Budweiser and had less flavor than Miller. BMC taste throughout. The worst brew I've had from Boulevard.
A: Slightly darker than BMC.
S: BMC
T: Smooth, but lacking much flavor of any kind. Less skunk flavor than BMC, but still there. Nothing going on.
M: Smooth and well carbonated.
D: If you want to get hammered this will go down quick, but is it worth drinking.

After having Sierra Nevada Summerfest-I know it's a Czech Pilsner, not a German one-I expected a small hop bite in a refreshing and smooth beer. This beer offered nothing. BMC esque. I love Boulevard minus this beer. Disappointing. Other reviews describe flavor, so I will review again. Unless I don't get more before moving back to VA in a couple of weeks.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Best by: 25AUG11

A: Pours a light honey ale with less than a single finger of white foam which falls to a broken sheet of the same. No lace.

S: Smells of honey, grain, maize, hints of tea-like hops.

T: Slightly bitter, slightly sweet. Doesn't have the grain profile of a really nice German Pils IMO. A little too sweet without any sharpness.

M: Medium bodied (a little heavy for the style), sharp and high carb (good for the style).

O: No better than avg IMO.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.76/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to a74gent for this 12 oz bottle.

A: The pils is straw yellow color, full in its glory. Crystal clear, the beer offered no off colors and the only distraction was a steady stream, throughout the glass rather than from one point, of bubbles.

S: The pils has a light, bready aroma that supports a mild fruitiness. I was expecting a little more in the way of hops, but what is here isn't bad - earthy flowers.

T: I was hoping for a little more oomph in all aspects of the ale. A pilsner body has been replaced by a pale lager body, bland and inoffensive (although bland is offensive in and of itself) with little going for it. A sickly sweet finish has hints of hoppiness, floral flavor that is fleeting. After being spoiled with the Smokestack series, this is a hard comedown, a sessionable pils that comes across very light.

M: There isn't much of a body to the beer, just a fizzy, bready flavor, nearly untouched by hops.

D: One could, foreseeably, drink many of these beers without issue, but why?

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Photo of appenzeller
2.78/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a gold color, good clarity, thin head leaving some lacing. Aroma is very feint, tastes clean and crisp but with a slight metallic sense and no real significant hops or malts -- this is a real generic type lager in the American (not German) style, I'm a nut for good pilsners but this one sadly falls short. If the goal here was to produce an American lager without the gagging bad taste of a Bud or Miller, good job. If it was to create a good pilsner with a flavor profile, go back to "start."

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2.79/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

I drank this one just below room temperature, where I think may beers taste the best and can really show off their flavors, especially pale beers like this.

In a pint glass this pilsner is a lovely pure gold transparency. A short head of white foam recedes quickly. There's an unusual lack of bubbles just a minute after pouring. There are maybe a dozen big pockets clinging to the sides of the glass and little bubbles rise only one at a time. Nice looking beer, love the bright golden hue.

Smells nice: sweet grains with mild hops. Nothing particularly noteworthy.

Just like the smell there's a good balance between sweetness and bitterness on the tongue. There's a very slight bit of sharp, sour hops but not much else.

Mouthtaste: flat, watery.

I'd compare this to Budweiser; Blvd. wins on color and flavor and aroma are about the same with a little more maltiness to this pilsner.

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2.81/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From 6/5/10 notes. Had at SAVOR in DC.

a - Pours a pale golden color with an inch of fluffy white head.

s - Smell is almost nonexistent. Hints of floral hops.

t - Tastes of grain or wheat, but it is very weak again.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation.

d - I did not think it was a very good pils at all. There was almost nothing to the smell or taste; I wouldn't want to have again.

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2.96/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Dated best by: 2/16/10 (which I did drink in before). The body was a medium golden, clear and bright. The modest head settled to a white film.

Smell was slightly vegetal. Faintly lemony and doughy.

Taste was also a little vegetal. Not light and crisp, it had some heft to it. Grainy/cereal. Well balanced and moderate. Solid but leaning toward bland. I recently had Shiner 101 (a Czech style pilsner) and I preferred it over the Boulevard.

Mouthfeel was smooth and medium in density. Light/medium carbonation. May be better when very fresh (but what pils isn't).

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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KC Pils from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 362 ratings.
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