MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite fizzy, pale and has terrible foam retention. Small abounts of bready malt with a good balance of hops. The aroma is not particulary impressive and the body is quite light. I Took a "blind" tasting of this and other pilsners while it was in production and didnít care for it then and donít care for it too much now. I can appreciate it for what it is; a lawnmower "pils" meant to appeal to the massess much like their wheat beer.
mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass:
Aroma - Golden malt, light herbal hops
Appearance - Straw yellow in color. Thin white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.
Flavor - Slightly sweet malt upfront followed by hint of lemon finishing with nice hop bite.
Palate - Light to medium. Somewhat effervescent on the tongue. Fairly dry on the finish
Overall - I was glad to see Boulevard come out with this. Itís a good take on a traditional style. Nothing fancy or extreme. Just a good,solid, well made beer. I could drink a few on a hot summer day....like today!
Gregis (1276) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a crystal clear pale gold with a frothy white head that diminishes, leaving behind wispy lace. The nose is of clean pils malt with a touch of grassy hops in support. Light-bodied and crisp with a mildly bitter and slightly drying finish. A solid balance of pils malt and grassy, shortly lingering hops. Thereís a touch of tin in there as well, but itís far less defined than many other pilseners Iíve sampled. A solid, fairly flavorful American pilsener; not too shabby for six bucks a sixer. Boulevard will sell a lot of this beer.
bblack99 (525) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
6-pack of 12oz bottles, first time I had seen these in mass production. Surprise, itís a pilsner...not a lot of complexity, but a nice refreshing beer when itís 100 degrees outside.
I like the earlier description as "biscuit-y" in aroma and taste, but the hop level is higher than the big box brewers offerings giving it a better bitter finish.
Shiny golden color with a medium white head. Thin and a bit watery, but good for the style.
zombywoof (440) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Moderate white head, gold sparkling color. Aroma of bread, grass herbal hop.
Toasted malt, grass and a kiss of spice. Not as good as their ales obviously-an American style lager was one of the few styles Boulevard hasnít marketed. Good for what it is.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. sweet looking retro bottle. Pours a clear bright golden with a moderate white head that lingers. Aroma is classic pilsner with toasted malts, biscuit, and light grassy hops. Flavor is also light, with more biscuit and toasted malts and just a hint of citrus and grassy hops. A great hot weather beer and a nice addition to the Boulevard lineup.
CanIHave4Beers (2776) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2010 On tap at the brewery. Pours a pale golden with a sold thick head and good lace. Aroma is faint but nicely malty with some fresh cut grass aromas. The flavor is light for a pilsner but enjoyable never the less. Very much about balance the Saaz hops are very nicely worked into the flavor giving it a good spiciness but do not dominate it at all, there is a wonderful bright maltiness there as well. A tasty american pils.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Re-Rate: 12/18/2010: 12oz bottle. Pours a clear, pale golden colored body with a thin, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is grainy pils malts with a decent sweetness. Some florals, a light grass, and a bit bready. Flavor is pretty nice for a pils. A bit sweet, grainy and bready, pils malts with a crisp, fairly zesty grass and some florals. Finishes with a clean, light bitterness that dries and leaves a medium length aftertaste of bready pils malts and grass. Light, smooth, easy drinking body with a moderate carbonation. Overall, not quite as impressive as I remember, but still a solid pils. Very fresh and clean with an easy drinking feel. Solid lager from Blvd. (6,3,7,4,14). Original Rating 2/11/2009: On tap as a tester at the Boulevard Brewery. Pours a pale yellow, see-through body with a nice sized, white head. Hard to tell the actual size of the head and the amount of lacing it leaves in a taster glass, but it looks alright for now. Good amount of rising carbonation. Aroma was surprisingly pleasant! Lots of fresh, grassy hops making this a fine smelling pils. Some sweet bread malt backing making it a very well rounded smelling pils. I just had the pale ale fresh on tap and I would almost go as far as saying the pils smelled hoppier. Flavor is just as pleasant as the aroma. Short and quick bread malts with a pale sweet lingering taste. Hops are very fresh with a moderate grass while lingering very lightly. Palate is light with a slight carbonated tickle. Overall, I am rating this based on style, and for a pils, this was damn good. Lots of herbal, grassy hops and a very refreshing body. I really think people should rate this based on style, not the obvious fact that a pils is lighter and lacking the malt/hop taste that most people look for in a craft beer. I can easily see myself drinking this on a hot, muggy, 100 degree summer day here in KC. This is just as good as Victoryís Prima Pils and I hope to see it in bottles soon. (7,3,7,4,15).
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 8, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pilsners.....its very watery......and lacking on the flavor. Boulevard can brew much better.
MONZA (18) - Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I love BLVD, but this was just not anything I want them to put in regular production. From tap in taster glass @ brewery. light golden pale. Nice head. Thin & short on malty goodness I expect from BLVD. Why even bother with a Pils?