KC Pils | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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KC PilsKC Pils

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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

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Ratings: 359 |  Reviews: 112
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Brilliantly clear with less than a centimeter of white head. Straw color.

European malts in the nose, straw and light bread characters with some spice.

Very light in body with just the right amount of malt backbone to give it some character. Generous portion of noble hops to add bite. Saaz comes to mind. This really pushes this beer away from an American Pilsner over to the German Pils side.

All in all a nice example of a German Pils and one I could definitely turn to.

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

BBD clearly printed on the neck of the bottle: 12/19/11
Well within the freshness window, about 7 weeks away.

Poured into a tulip glass, it shines a bright, high clarity orange gold tone. Slow ascending bubbles rising solo here and there. Creamy white foam that hasn't broken after the first few sips, and a collar of lace that crowns the glass nicely.

Grassy hops in the nose, lemony with a hint of biscuity malt in the background. Infinitely clean and simple, a delicate balance that emphasizes subtlety above all else. Simplicity is underrated.

Clean and lightly crackery with pilsner malt in the middle, light grassiness, and lemon herbal tea upfront from the hops that are reminiscent of Sorachi Ace oddly enough. Crisp bone dry finish, effervescent body, creamy feel. Lingering subtle hop bitterness in the aftertaste, just for a few seconds.

As a testament to it's drinkability, last summer I drank a sixer of this (shared a couple) and drank it all before putting down any notes.This is a nearly flawless pilsner, consume as fresh as possible for best results. No surprise it won gold at WBC last year.

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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

910th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint glass
12 oz

Best by: 12/10/11
Purchased from: On the Rocks, Lawrence, KS

App- A strong golden yellow with a big two finger head that faded to a 1/2 in puck of bubbles and a lot of bubbles in the glass.

Smell- A good bit of malt behind this one with a bit of hop oil essence. Not overly buttery as I have found most pilsners to be.

Taste- I liked this one. Again, Boulevard does a lot of things well even small styles. This was a good full flavor with some malt and a little bit of bitter and a touch of thickness and bubbles to add a certain depth.

Mouth- A medium body and a medium carbonation level. A nice thick malt feel with a earthy and grassy note.

Drink- This was very tasty. I like what Blvd does with more of there beers and this was no exception. A style I normally don't like was very good.

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2.79/5  rDev -24.2%
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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3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle dated 11/22/2011...

Appearance: Pours a translucent golden honey hue with a minor finger head. Lacing and retention is very minimal.

Smell: Nose is mostly earthy hop aromas presenting a standard scent characteristic of a better pilsner aside minor sweet notes to balance out the bitter.

Taste: Similar to smell in the sense that the hop bitterness is received aside the sweet honey-like contradiction that balances very well. Although this is where I notice the grainier influence.

Mouthfeel: A standard crisp and refreshing carbonation and body is presented here.

Overall: A clean, refreshing, light yet flavorful pilsner. Will definitely buy again.

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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a medium white head that doesn't last long and leaves minimal lacing on the glass. 

S: Grainy up front with a slight earthy/grassy hoppiness and very subtle honey.  Pretty typical pilsner aroma, although the earthiness is somewhat more substantial than traditional pilsners. 

T: Taste follows the smell almost exactly.  Grainy and slightly hoppy giving it some earthy characteristics.  Subtle sweetness of honey and possibly apple.  Just a bit of a spiciness at the finish, but again, very subtle.

M: Light bodied and well carbonated, giving it a very crisp and spritzy feel on the tongue.  Slightly tingly and quite refreshing.

D: This is very drinkable.  A very well balanced pilsner that is traditional but has some very nice subtle qualities that set it apart and make it tasty and refreshing.  Absolutely perfect beer after mowing the lawn or sitting in the summer heat.  

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KC Pils from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 359 ratings.
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