Amber Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Amber AleAmber Ale

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Boulevard Amber Ale is an exceptionally well-balanced beer, complex yet thirst-quenching. American pale malt provides a firm foundation. English specialty malts impart a nutty sweetness, perfectly complemented by noble German hops. The deep coppery color holds the light, reflecting a ruddy glow, and the finish is clean, round, and delicious.

24 IBU

Added by brownbeer on 05-23-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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2.48/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From the variaty 12 pack, picked up at Chuck’s 85 and poured in to my Duvel Tulip (of all things lol) Ap: Pours with a finger head. Murky amber. Ar: Sweet straw and faint spice. T: Sort of wheat, sweet, straw taste. Some hop presence. P: Smooth but a bit watery. Overall, nothing special, but decent enough. Wouldn’t go looking for it.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.58/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Maybe just a little haze to this darker copper, bronze colored brew. Pretty quick head and no residual foam. A couple tiny bubbles rise to the surface.

Light toasted malt aromas. Thats all I can get for the nose. Smells a little bland.

Some biscuit toasted malt flavors. An acidic, slightly lemony finish makes up the hop profile.

This is the only beer from Boulevard I won't buy again.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.64/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Two solid fingers of spun sugar head, an amber red complexion in the liquid beneath...

Some caramel and mild hop esters in the nose, very weak nose

Some lemon and barley come to the front at first, a tad acrid in the back

Mouth feel is a tad watery with soda pop carbonation

Overall a very simple boring beer. I wouldn't recommend it

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Photo of Goliath
2.69/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber color with a large two inch light tan head. There is decent head retention and no lacing.

The aroma is basic, boring, weak, and uninspiring at best. There are faint tones of sweet malt giving a bread character. Outside of that I'm not getting much.

The taste is ok. It seems lightly herbal with a tea like quality. There's a touch of sweet malt, but again almost nothing else. A very faint hop bitterness is way off in the distance. This may be the worst offering I have had from Boulevard.

The mouthfeel is thin, watery, and nearly flat. Terrible.

The drinkability is moderate. Sure, it's sessionable. However, I don't know that I would try to session it. Boring, boring, boring. The flavor profile is lacking. As a matter of fact, everything is lacking. It's just not a beer experience. I have had much better ambers.

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2.73/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle purchased at Happy Harry's Grand Forks, North as part of their mixed 12. BB May 11/12. Poured at ~4C into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Copper, clear with a light tan head that is small and drops with little to no lacing.
S: Caramel malts, some earthiness, a hint of butter.
T: Fairly nondescript, with some sweetness and a hint of caramel with a touch of bitterness.
M: A hint of butter, crisp carbonation, lingering sweetness.
O: A nondescript beer. My first real "meh" beer from Boulveard

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle...

Appearance: Pours a deep dark ruby / brown hue with a minor head.

Smell/Taste: Overly malty in both smell and taste with the hops making an attempt buy failing to break through evidently in either of these categories. Roast malt, caramel sweetness, and the most minute of hop elements is most clearly pronounced with the possibility of some darker fruits making way?

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mediocre carbonation.

Overall: I can enjoy a good amber ale but this one just wasn't the best of taste for me.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

As I have stated in the past, I am a bit biased towards Boulevard. I really like most of their products, and they are my hometown brewery. That being said, I got the Amber Ale in a sampler, because I find it difficult to pick one particular brew out so I buy the 12 sampler. Poured from a bottle into my National Guard mug.

Appearance – Just like it says, it pours a rich amber color. However, even after an aggressive pour, there is a faint half finger head that quickly dissipates. Don’t even think about lacing, there is none.

Smell – Light malt with a hint of bready biscuit. Not much else, pretty mild aroma. Kinda smells like beers that cost half the price.

Taste – Shockingly underwhelming. A bit of malt, hints of caramel in the middle with a slight pop of hop bitterness at the end. Not much to speak of. Again, I expected much more.

Mouthfeel – Finished fairly smooth, light carbonation that makes it feel watered down. Almost no aftertaste.

Overall – This beer was surprisingly underwhelming. Although I realize I am not a fan of this style to begin with, I have had much more impressive examples of the style for the same money. There just isn’t anything about this brew that would make me want to buy it again. Of course if offered I’d drink it, but I would not pay for this beer again. Sorry Boulevard, I gotta call a spade a spade and not a manual earth restructuring implement.

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Photo of csiewert
2.76/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear amber color (go figure) with very little head that leaves no lacing on it's way down. The aroma is nearly non-existent, but if I imagine there is some malt there. The taste starts with a strong caramel malt note and then ends with some bitter alcohol flavors. The mouthfeel is ok... Somewhat overcarbonated. I wouldn't recommend this unless there is a special on.

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Amber Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 356 ratings