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RATINGS: 438   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2003
reddish-brown color with a slight, but pleasant head. aroma is malt with a sweet slightly metallic quality. flavor is the star in this one. much more full-flavor than i expected..very malty with hints of brown sugar and a rich chocolatey finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MO BEER (32) - USA - MAR 2, 2003
rich roasty beer aroma, rich roasty malt flavor that is well balanced with hops. I'd say it has a pretty thick & silky mouthfeel & finish, medium to low carbonation, drank it pretty cold out of the bottle. Finish is greeted with some bite from the hops, a decent beer but is one of my least favorite Boulevard brews, if you like richer beers I'd highly recommend Bobs 47 or Bully Porter over this, just don't let these 200 calorie beers make ya fat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Bright red color, almost exagerratedly malty. Nice caramel sweetness. A very nice session ale.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2003
Good beer. Malty ale,with enough hops on the finish to make it interesting. Thanks PhillyBeer2112!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2003
Very much like a scottish ale, yet lacking the peat smoke hints. Very rich malt character; this is a very drinkable. The hopping was very English in character, and ramified throughout the tasting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 10, 2003
Rich, thick and malty. MMMM yeah. Sensationally smooth, yet complex and balanced. This is a style to sample more of.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2004 2003:It's Boulevard, so it's good, as always. Pours a copper/gold color, smells hoppy and yeasty. Fairly decent head, good lacing. Ceamy mouthfeel. Flavor moves from initial hop "snap", to a moment of dryness, to a mellow finish. Very nice. 2004: Seems a little better than last year's. Pours a deep red color, low carbonation, small head, a little lacing. smells malty and yeasty. Flavor is of great caramel malts, mild dryness, sweet malty ending, some lemongrass in there towards the end. Good stuff, yet again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ensoniq (7) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 27, 2003 does not count
Very nice Irish style beer.. Pours great with a decent head and the Aroma is mildly hoppy, followed by a decent taste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2003 The first sighting of the Boulevard spring seasonal. Pours copper with a big off-white frothy head. Aroma is yeasty with smooth tones of hops. My mouth first feels the carbonation and the frothiness, followed by a slight bitter hop taste, ending with a strange sweetness that is unlike any other beer I've tried. This is a nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2568) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 A nicely balanced Irish-style amber ale, with caramel maltiness and spicy, floral hop towards the finish. Recipe for this one seems to vary annually a bit. Certainly one of the most flavorful and all-around best Irish ales one is likely to find.


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