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Boulevard Tasting Room Series: Westside Rye Ale

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
30% malted rye = tangy, piquant, edgy. Does it go well with pastrami? You tell us.

Malts: Pale Malt, Malted Rye, Amber Malt, Melanoidin Malt, Midnight Wheat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (930) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2014
Actually this beer surprised me...better than anticipated...then again it is my fifth...might have to rerate...paired with this mustard soaked bologna sandwich it was fantastic...i will have to try again when its my first of the night.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bwa5879 (904) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
Deep chestnut or mahogany pour with an inch of beige head. Lighter aroma of toasted malts, dough, sasparilla, a little Carmel. German malts in the taste with some herbalness too. Very subtle. Average beer, flat root beer may be correct. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ryrpat (329) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Not that great of a beer. Keep it in the tasting room. Nice appearance with hazy copper but that's about it. Reminded me of flat root beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours a nice looking copper color. Malty aroma but fairy subdued. Taste is caramel malt with some herbal hops and rye.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottled. Mahogany/Persian red in color with a small white head that falls to a lacy, thin ring. Aroma has notes of light spruce, mild juniper berry, toast, and very mild rye bread. Mild to moderate bitterness is very one-dimensional with flavors of light leather, citrus rind, and light grasses. A touch of alcohol at the tail end. Ok, but I prefer my rye beers to highlight the malted rye quite a bit more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4600) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
12 oz bottle. Amber brown in color with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is of rye, malt, caramel, bread dough, nuts, some pear ands apple. Taste is of rye, caramel, light herbal notes, toffee, and funnel cake (sans powdered sugar).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4861) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle. The look is top dark to see through, light peanut colored head, and reddish brown in color. The smell is light, toast, roast, malt, and rye bread. The taste is malts, roast, some bitterness, spice, rye, and ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle. 3/12/14. Pours syrupy, opaque, syrupy brown with a fluffy, bubbly white head. Aroma is subtle; dry, malty, rye, earthy, spicy. Not a ton going on int he aroma. Taste is dry, bitter, bready (yeasty), mild, rye, hint of smoke; finish is dry, fruit peel, wheat and rye malt, leather. Interesting. Lacing is spotty but consistent. Mouth feel is medium bodied, creamy. Carbonation is medium-low but active. Mild, malty, drinkable. At 5.2% ABV, itís almost sessionable. I expected a lot more out of this beer. Itís unfortunately a bit boring. Breaks my heart saying that about a brewery that I am so fond of.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (1712) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle. A- Rye, toast, wheat. A- Brown color, cloudy liquid, off white head. T- Rye, malty, toast, wheat, pepper. P- Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, grainy finish. O- My first beer brewed with rye. Canít say I was totally in awe but definitely wasnít let down either. I think this was lacking a little bit, but the rye was present and while I probably wouldnít go out of my way for another, the flavors blend decently. Almost tastes like liquid marble rye bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pale golden in color, this rye ale is rightly dark and almost murky in appearance. The nose isnít very appealing, with just a touch of dirty, but plain, rye. The flavor is somewhat bright, but muddy on the palate, with a mostly undecorated bouquet. I expected better for some reason, but itís actually very pleasant for the style.

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