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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Irish Ale, Boulevard’s spring seasonal beer, is our Midwestern tribute to the legendary red ales of old Ireland. Our recipe combines six kinds of pale and roasted barley malts to provide a rich, toasty flavor and tawny reddish hue. Whole hops are added to enhance the beer’s complexity and to produce a pleasing balance.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2004 bottle-thanks to Acrodizer for sending this my way. pours a deep ruby red color with lots of roasted malt notes in the aroma. some earty hops in there too. flavor is somewhat weak, but decent roasted malts. palate was medium. As the beer warms, the hops come out more. slight piney-ness and earthy kent goldings. Spicey and very sweet. slightly thin palate. a farily solid offer from Boulevard and makes a good st. patricks day brew.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
theprofessor (3) - Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2004 does not count
I was excited to try this and it looked great, however the taste never ended up sitting well. Disappointed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2497) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Unfiltered red rust. Scattered, rocky light tan head. Plummy malts placed over a bedding of phenolic esters and flowers. Fairly perfumey, chalky, and leafy with hints of unsweetened chocolate, butter rum, and roasted malt hulls. Soft-bodied. Gentle, bottle-conditioned spritz. Tangy malts and earthy hop flavors become slick and slightly rooty at the center. The maltiness becomes fully sweet and bready, late, with a hint of toffee backed with spicy hops. Finishes rooty and gingery with hints of wood, toffee, and lemon. Toffee malt profile lingers to accompany the light phenolic belches. Mediocre stuff, given the high level of acidity and notably bubbly mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Crisp. Hearty flavor with a strong hop flavor for a boulevard ale. You can drink a lot of this on St. Paddy's Day.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Light brown/red in coloration with a white head. A sharply malt aroma hinting at hops. nicely carbonated, perhaps a bit to much, makes the mouth tingle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Really nice this year. Very balanced, nice carbonation to style, malty, with the Goldings citrus finish. Very refreshing; would make a good session beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonioism (11) - Warrensburg, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Nice all around beer!!! Too bad it's a seasonal. It has a great red appearance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2007 This has a beautiful amber color. Tried this again recently on tap. It’s a nice brew. The aroma has some carmel, nuts and a little hint of apple. the body is a little highly carbonated, but I also find that in the bottle. The taste is slight apple with some caramel, iced tea and a little bit of citrus in the finish. A good brew. I am rating this again with the 2007 batch from a bottle. Nice light body and flavors are the same, but maybe a little more muted. A good session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Amber in color with a nice frothy head. Aroma is sweet with floral notes. Flavor is sweet and lighty bitter. Well balanced. Liked this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Pours a dark amber color with a medium tan head. Aroma is warm and malty. Flavor is equally malty with some caramel and a good balance of hops.


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