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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Like many American burgs, our town was once home to a number of small, regional breweries. As they disappeared, so too went the full-flavored but easy drinking classic American lager. Today, we salute these bygone breweries and revive their legacy with Boulevard Pilsner: 100% malt, real hop character, unpasteurized. Itís the taste of tradition.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Pale gold with a thin white head. Bottle bought in KC: Aroma is grainy, slight corn-ish sweetness, grassy hop. Flavour is very clean and crisp at the start, light malt sweetness tailing into a dry light grassy finish. Very smooth and drinkable. You want to talk drinkability? This beer has got it in spades. I do hope they make inroads into the local BMC crowd with this brew. Solid and pleasing, if not spectacularly impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Noogfest High 5. Sample from a bottle thanks to heemer77. Simple pale, yellow thin white head. Nice sweet light basic lager. Taste is solid, sweet and grassy. Well made, simple, cool packaging, a solid alternative to macros.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11893) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
@Noogfest High5 Thanks heemer77-12oz bottleĖpours a dissipating white head and pale yellow color. Aroma is sweet grain, secondary spice hops. Taste is sweet grain, secondary spice/herbal hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Sampled at Noogfest High 5. Clear yellow pour with a ring of white head. Sweet and standard pilsner but not quite as crisp, creamy with a little hint of banana. Very simple retro label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5238) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle. The gold body was topped with the required white head. The aroma was doughy with some apricots. The taste was metallic with some bread notes. A little bit of potato. The coolest thing here was the retro label and the long neck bottle from Boulevard. Otherwise, this was just like a well made pale lager, certainly not like and real pils as I was expecting. They want to get the Bud crowd with this one and I hope they make some inroads.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3734) - Kansas, USA - JUL 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2013 12 oz bottle purchased at Lukas in Kansas City, Missouri. Rated as the original Boulevard Plisener. Pour is clear pale golden with fins carbonation. Head builds up nicely to a 2 inch pure white. Head falls fairly quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma of generic malt and slightly grassy hops. Behind that is slight dry straw. Faint noce overall. Taste is starts with toasted malt, transitions into straw grassy hops and finishes with a grainy earthiness. Some light sweetness present, though its more of a nutty sweetness than a fruit or sugar sweetness. Mid taste there is a dirty, bordering on metallic taste that fades fast into a clean finish. Palate is thin to medium, lower carbonation level and a clean crisp finish. Overall, this is a clean and drinkable Pils. Nice to have a local fresh option for a bottled Pils.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2009
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2009
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2009
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.

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