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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.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mwMcGill (19) - DES Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2012
This is an good beer. Poured with a huge head. Aroma is of fruity soap and metal. I taste pine nuts and bread. This beer doesn’t do much for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3723) - - JUN 26, 2014
bottle. hazy dark red with a creamy, long lasting, beige head. fruity, malty aroma but with a hint of tartness. notes of roasted malt and fruity yeast. a hint of oddly placed tartness. medium bodied and creamy. chalky finish from roasted malt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle to snifter. sweet honey and toffee malt nose and not much else. Pours a dark red with a small off white head. Slightly buttery as it warms. Taste is sweet toffee and caramel up front with little to no bitterness. Slightly sweet finish and missing any slight roasted character that I like in these that lends a drying finish. Really not here with this one. Overall, so so, some roast as it warms, but still finishes too sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
A pretty decent red/amber color on this one, with fairly white head. Caramel, bread, and cereal on the nose, follow onto the palate. Finishes with some grass and pine notes to give complexity.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
AJK9600 (7) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014 does not count
Boulevard Irish Ale is an impressive, flavorful offering. The spices are solid and build the character of the beer. It goes great with food such as beef and smoked meats. It's just as enjoyable on its own. Pour it into a frosted glass! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foyle (222) - Wyoming, USA - APR 19, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: a thick fluffy off white head recedes at a glacial pace with some fine lacing. Color is a somewhat cloudy reddish amber with plenty of yeast in suspension. Very little streaming carbonation. Aroma: bready malts dominate the aroma, with some caramel sweetness, a bit of fruit, and some pungent hops. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, fluffy, and sticky with a somewhat wet finish. Flavor: toasted bread crust, raisins, caramel, a bit of grassiness, and a strong, lingering hop bitterness in the middle and finish. Overall: this is an above average, but not outstanding, offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Biggar2000 (20) - - MAR 21, 2014
I don’t really like this kind of beer, but if you like Irish Ales then I’d recommend trying it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crash_the_dog (141) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Reddish/chestnut brown color with a tan head, nice malty nose. Robust earthy flavors. Really delicious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5345) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Warner Robins, Ga - Lazy Dog Growler - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper appearance, slightly off-white head, thin lacing. Very faint earthy aroma, not unpleasant. Overall a very restrained flavor. Slight maltiness with some caramel notes. Slight bitter hoppines cuts in underneath to keep the interest level going. Stays strong throughout. Overall, decent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Draft to pint. Looks good for the style; a transparent reddish brown (amber) with foamy off-white head. Smells of malt and biscuit with a touch of caramel sweetness. Tastes like it smells, but more robust, and with a touch of hops. Pleasant on the palate. A good example of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2742) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Via trade with RobertDale. The aroma iscaramel, flowers. The appearance is hazy amber, off-white head. The flavor is caramel, floral, earthy, slightly bready. The finish is floral, noble hops, spicy. Medium in body. Decent.


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