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RATINGS: 186   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5211) - 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 (3590) - 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 (505) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zombywoof (458) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3684) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2009
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).

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