Amber Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
356
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
11.88%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with no discernible dating that I can see. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack edition tulip glass.

Appearance - An attractive hue of tawny amber with orangish-red highlights. Head is bone-white and about a half finger thick and leaves moderate lacing that sticks to the side of the glass. Unfortunately, it's all downhill from here.

Smell - Hard to pick up much of anything distinct. Some faint caramel notes, but mostly it's bland. I also pick up some generic slightly toasted grain--like toasted white bread. Not much here, to be honest. I wish there was more aromatic characteristic here.

Taste - Mimics the taste with faint caramel sweetness and toasty bread, but now there is some herbal grassiness that lends a bit of complexity and a faint element element of bitterness to provide balance.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and on the light side of moderate. Medium level of carbonation at least makes this go down easy, even though the taste is nothing to write home about.

Overall, a lackluster beer, even for a style that isn't my favorite. It's rather disappointing to me that Boulevard replaced Lunar Wheat (American take on a dunkelweizen) in their regular lineup with this one, because I won't likely be buying a bottle of this anytime soon, even as a change-up.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-Translucent amber, two finger head, that doesn't last, not much carbonation.

S-Not much there, some malt, tad bit of caramel and grass.

T-Bland as well, slightly off. Rather malty, some caramel and grass. No bitterness.

M-Light, tad watery, not much carbonation either.

O-A bland, boring beer, not worth trying.

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Amber Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.45 out of 5 based on 356 ratings.
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