dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy off amber color with a pillow white head. Aroma was caramel, malts, and faint dough. Flavor was nutty, bread, toffee, and caramel. Medium body, light carbonation. Average to slightly above par.
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - SEP 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle. Sweet, nutty, caramel malt aroma, some very light fruitiness in the background. Lightly hazy amber color, head is thin and subsiding. Flavor is likewise malty, bready and sweet, more caramel, biscuit and nut, and with a light-moderate degree of bitterness appearing towards the finish and a touch of spicy hop flavor. Again, just a touch of sweet fruit appearing throughout. Palate is low in effervescence, what is there is a tad sharp, overall feel is fairly thin, however. Body is light-medium. Itís been several months since Boulevard first announced this beer. Since that time, Iíve had plenty of opportunity to imagine what itís like. This is virtually identical to what Iíd imagined. Just your standard Amber, ultimately. Since I find standard Ambers to be dull, Iím glad that I only picked up the one bottle. So it goes -- I guess they had to balance out all those incredible Smokestack beers by releasing something for the masses.
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical malty sweet amber like aroma. Flavors donít really pull you in. Average at best, perhaps, a bit more fruity and flowery than most ambers but still isnít that exciting. Iím not really a fan of the style anyway seems weaksauce.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a light medium clean brown with a small off white head. Aroma is nutty, crisp and malty. Some chocolate and a slight fruitiness, a bit of a sweet cake, granola note. Flavor is surprisingly hoppy. This is like a mix between an american pale ale hoppiness with a brown ale maltiness. Sweet bread-like with a crisp nutty middle and a clean hop finish. Medium body and a soft carbonation. I actually enjoyed the take of a hoppy brown ale but I canít in good conscience give it a high flavor rating as it does not fit the style and more hops should not be an automatic plus in every beer.
vyvvy (5893) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a dense beige head. The aroma has lightly toasted malt, light fruitiness, a hint of hops and is quite sweet. Medium body with a lot of frothy carbonation. The flavor starts with lightly toasted malt, sweetness, some fruit, some nuttiness and light spicy hops. The finish is clean and quick. Ok for an amber, but not an exciting style to me at all.
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light sweet caramel malt aroma. Faint hops. You really have to hunt for the aromas. Deep amber color with a slightly orange big thick head. Sweet and slightly nutty malt flavor. Hop character is very subdued. Very nice mouthfeel. Nice sweet aftertaste. This is an easy drinking beer. Yes it has some nice sweet nutty flavors, but it is really lacking anything to make it stand out.
topherh (1924) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a brownish amber with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt and grain. Flavor is malt forward with grain and floral hints. Going to rate it low. Where are the sixers BLVD?
rader58 (876) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hey, I finally rated a beer before theisti!! From a sample pack at Costco KC. Pours a deep dark honey brown color. Aroma of roasted grain, caramel, earth and a hay field. Flavor is caramel, vanilla, roasted grain and pecan with a slight hoppy bitterness to balance the sweetness of the malt. Nicely done. A good autumn beer, but light enough for all year.
unclemike (2925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flowery and fruity aroma, citrusy and orange. Pours orange to amber, medium off-white head. Some malt in the flavor, with some fizzy hoppyness on the tongue. Not much flavor
thegreenrooster (4034) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a copper with a large with head. Aroma is a sweet caramel malt and not much else. Flavor is again sweet malt with almost no hop presence. Itís an amber ale and there is not much to it.