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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Irish Ale, Boulevard’s early 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Scarlet amber in color with a dulled clearness, thin ivory head that fades to leave a bit of a collar, small spots and globs of lace stick. Aroma is toasty and grainy reminscent of Cheerios. Taste is toasted in the front, slightly dry and very mildly hopped in the back. There's a small twinge of bitterness just before the middle and light roasted nuttyness and subdued sweet malts skip in and out. Feel is a close to medium throughout with a nudge in the middle but kinda drops off from there and has a light fuzzy texture. Kinda boring, but adequate, drinkable, sure, but passable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Copper colored with a moderate head and fair lacing. Fresh spicy hop aroma that initially reminded me of a gin and tonic for some reason. Light to medium bodied with a toasty malt flavor, some bitterness and a chocolate note. Dryish finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Aroma is malty and nutty. Appearance is a reddish brown with a minimal head. Flavor is malty and sour with some grapes, oak, and cherries in the flavor. Somewhat light bodied with a smooth creamy taste. Not a bad Irish. Many thanks to CB and TAR for hooking me up with this and many other good beers!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3349) - 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 (2518) - 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 (1523) - 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.


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