morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
While I am not a lover of lagers, this dunkel version is tasty. A bit weak on the aroma however.
sethdude (687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice beer from Boulevard. Smells hoppy, toasty, warm and lasting mouthfeel, great red/amber color. Very nicely done.
lagerman99 (66) - USA - JAN 15, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong, warming, complex with an all out charge of robust malts trailing flags of hops and toastiness across the senses. Good stuff!
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am not sure if I was drunk when I rated this last or not, but I see this beer in a complete diff light now. There is nothing impressive about this Munich style beer. The after taste is some kind of metal/plastic flavor and it just does not sit right in my stomach. I love KC and Boulevard, but this needs to be changed.
Aubrey (3413) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely well-made and finely balanced. Rich, malty, nutty, with a caramel-roasted goodness. Smooth and flavorful. Similar to an ’Oktoberfest’ style, but much better. More flavor, and more ’burntness.’
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2006 This may be my last re-rate of this beer. As I’ve noted in my prior reviews, this beer seems to have morphed from an obvious vienna-esque marzeny style to an American Dark (don’t agree with the premium lager classification here - but then again we once classed it as a helles?!). Anyway, the 2006 bottles are out and I just got through 3 of the most enjoyable Bob’s I’ve had yet to date. Even if it isn’t really very vienna-ish anymore, this is nevertheless a great amber lager. Big rounded smooth mouthfeel, complemented by caramel-toffee malt tones, and a pleasant swirling of grassy hop flavors. It all leads to an easy balanced finish. Well done, and one of the rare beers out there right now that I can drink in session form and not get bored.
chd456799 (3) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2001 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This has to be one of the best of the fine beverages that Boulevard produces. I hope this is not one of their seasonal beers. The taste was not to bitter, and not to sweet.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2006 Aroma features some caramel and toffee sweetness and toasty, bready malt along with some very mild hop. Medium-dark amber color with a subsiding head. Malty and lightly sweet flavor, with some caramel, faint spiciness and briefly lingering hop bitterness. Clean and smooth on the palate, medium bodied. Highly drinkable. My favorite batch in recent memory was the 2000, however it is pretty consistent from year to year.