hayduke (3318) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a cloudy gold color with a white head. Nose citrus hops and the rye .Medium plus in body. Flavor is grassy, floral, and citrus hops, and the rye works well here. Bitter rye finish. Well crafted beer.
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rye beers are intriguing but also odd. Their peppery taste can be excellent or overbearing. Boulevard is known for crafting some masterful beers with rye. Though good, Westside Rye is certainly not an example of mastery. The beer has a dark copper appearance and little head. The aroma is subdued but reasonably complex. Wheat malts create a sweet smell that hints at clove. There’s also a slightly toasted malt aroma with a touch of spice from the rye. Sadly, the flavor doesn’t have as much to offer. There’s a pleasant sharpness from the rye and a smooth graininess from the other malts, but the end result is underwhelming. All the same, this beer benefits from its balance and refreshing feel. Nothing amazing but it’s not a beer you regret having.
longyefc (7) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not usually a fan of this type of ale. Smell and colour wasn’t particularly remarkable but this was a very drinkable ale. I would definitely drink this if i seen it in a bar.
SrSilligoose (3220) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with a chitl thanks to Pepsican for this boxxy Bootle. earthy faded doughy rye. Light toffee. Wet herbs. Okay.
Experiment_Ale (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At my place with Taylor after a long busy season work week. Pours burly maroon brown. Aroma is huge rye and rough earthy hops. Taste is rough harsh hops.
JeffroDH (17) - - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really enjoyed this beer. I want to say that it's one dimensional, but it's really not. What it is: a brass quintet with a rambunctious French horn player, or the Phantom of the Opera heard live with a really drunk bass trombone player. Other Flavors exist, but you only really pay attention to the one.
freeofthoughts (646) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark copper with golden hue, the smell is mostly golden malts. The flavor is a rich grainy malty brew, moderate rye for the high percentage, finishes with a drying grainy English bitter type finish. Interesting at first but ends up not to interesting, very straight forward.
islay (1058) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-29-13. Labeled as "Boulevard Tasting Room Westside Rye Ale." Tangy, malty smell features chocolate chip, chocolate-covered pretzel, toffee, and pizza scents with a bit of dry spice. Pours an effervescent, hazy, medium brown with a small to moderate amount of beige head. Pleasantly unusual appearance. Malty flavor is a bit dryer that I would have anticapated from a malt-forward barley-only beer. Otherwise, I wouldn’t necessarily know it was a rye beer. Roasted malt finish. Medium body. Easy to drink. Ordinary, unremarkable palate effects.
illiniphil (127) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good rye ale. Unfortunately I drank it over a week ago and can't remember details of the flavor palate other than it's really good. Will edit next time I drink it.
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kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - holiday pack) light brown/dark amber with tan head. Aroma of sweetish malt and a bit of spice. Flavor is rye, malt, caramel, hint of hops in the finish.