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RATINGS: 726   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Boulevard Pale Ale is a smooth, fruity, well-balanced beer with year-round appeal. A variety of caramel malts imparts a rich flavor and amber color, while liberal use of whole Cascade hops adds zest and aroma. Pale Ale is the first beer we brewed, and continues to be a perennial favorite.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2006
12oz bottle BB 05/05/06...Pours a slightly(everso) hazy copper color w/ a nice frothy white head...lotsa racing bubbles in the tumbler...Head retention is excellant, leaving a thick lace where it has slightly fallen over the course of 5min or so. This is what Iíd call nearly perfect appearance. From there, I go to a faint & faltering nose. Just not there...where is the aroma?? I canít smell my beer! Trying to delve into the shallow scents I can note some light malt prescence, a bit of phenol resembling plastic or cellophane, and a small brushing of resiny hops. Really, I am stretching to create those things...Iíve been smelling it now off and on for almost 10 min and the only thing I can call a dominate aroma is the bit of plastic...which is probably the hops or yeast...but it doesnít please me. It is amazing for its near complete lack of aroma. Then I taste it and I see why it doesnít have much aroma...it doesnít have much flavor either! Bland. Tastes more like a filtered lager beer than a bottle-conditioned pale ale. Slightly malty...a bit of metal pricks my tongue (all those rushing bubbles)...then a subliminal blend of citric and resin hops to round out the bitter finish. It does have some bitterness, this is at least something...and that plastic tinge comes back too...Very distracting. The head is still solid though, halfway through the glass...impressive. But the watery body isnít. Every time I drink this beer, I hold onto this hope that Iíll find some redeeming quality in it and Iíll be able to happily drink it from then on...it does look great in the glass, but that isnít helping my taste buds...the slight hop presence in the finish isnít enough to redeem this beer from tedium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 Aroma of malt and citirc hop. Fruit hints with balanced flavor. Clean finish. This is my fallback beer in KC- itís frequently found on tap and is much more preferable to any Anheuser Busch, Coors or Miller beer that would be offered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Draught: A nice APA. Very nice hops and great caramel tones. The colour was a nice amber and followed with a pleasant taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 14, 2005
(bonus brew from ericmc83)poured a murky yellow/orange body with a nice white head.as the head sunk it left nice lacing on the glass.aroma and flavor was your usual mix of hops and malts,although this was a little "dusty".overall not bad i guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (4933) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Honey colored beer with just a hint of orange tones in it. Nice looking beer with only a little head but the lacing lasts to the bottom of the glass. Light carbonation. Aroma is of tart fruits. The taste is light bitter and hops. Very smooth in the mouth. This is not really one of my favorite styles so points are probably lost for that. Nice beer, though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Very thin-bodied palate, a little watered-down with weak hopping for style and not much of a malt base, either...so what does it have?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koreanbobcat (33) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2005
bottle, poured dark gold with white hice head head disapated but lasted a while. Grain aroma, thin body bold taste, well ballanced, malty taste with bite at end. Not too bitter, though i do prefer the hops taste of I.P.Aís i can tell you that this beer is a great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swebri (16) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Dark golden light amber color with a substantial with head. Heavy carbonation! Bready aroma with some fruity undertones. Initial fruit malt taste but the heavy carbonation steals from the bittering hops. All in all a okay pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kgustaf (17) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Just a few words: medium bitterness, cereal, earthy, grass, cloudy, pale, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, medium body, I mostly drank this out of a bottle, and it is my least favorite of Boulevardís fine beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2005
One of my all time favorites. Exellent fresh taste. I allways pick up a couple of cases when Iím back in KC to last a few weeks. Replaced Sierra Pale Ale as my favorite, has a liitle less pine needles taste

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