Amber Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Amber AleAmber Ale
BA SCORE
3.4/5
356 Ratings
Amber AleAmber Ale
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
356
pDev:
12.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 356 |  Reviews: 133
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer from a 12oz bottle into a clean pint class.

Appearance: Dark golden brown, head was very short however when held up to the light the foam sank and created an appearance of smoke coming from a smoker on a warm summer day.

Smell: smells of hops and malt.

Taste: A great taste of caramel malt and bread. The hops are very subtle to me and it goes down very smooth.

Mouth feel: This beer is so smooth that there are really no lingering flavors. Not bitter at all but a great malt/barley taste.

Overall: I think this is a slightly better than average beer. It is not a very bold but it has a great mild caramel malt taste and looks great in a glass. I think this beer would go great with any smoked meat like brisket or pork ribs with some smoked paprika in the rub. The lack of head really hurts the appearance. I think it would be a good alternitive to all the "white" citrus beers that are around in the summer.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

- Crisp amber color with a pretty good sized, fluffy, pillowy, light, white head. Average retention with a thin ring of lace left.

S - Malt heavy. Grainy and caramel aroma are strongest on the nose. A fair amount of toasted bread also on the nose.

T - Like the nose, this is a pretty malty beer. Caramel, grain, and toasted bread all present. Nutty flavors also quite strong with faint fruity flavors (apples and subtle cherry). Some hoppy flavors come out with a grassy, earthy, and spicy hop flavor. This helps balance the malty sweetness.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle had expiration date of 12/11,enjoyed while in K.C. MO. Color a nice copper,not much head or lace. The aroma improved as I drank this beer,a good sweet,malt robust yeast smell began to grab hold of me after an initial skunk odor. Fortunately the taste was better than the odor,and it too improved as I continued to finish the glass. No after taste,very smooth,would recommend again. I enjoyed this beer very much. A good blend of alcohol,malt,hops and carbonation! Im looking forward to another kind of Boulevard.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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