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Boulevard Tasting Room Series: Westside Rye Ale

Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Amber pour. Smell is toast, soda, malt. The flavor is fruity and medicinal, kind chalky, toasty its w/e.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
12oz bottle 3/6/14 (Binny’s Downers Grove Mix A Six)-41° in Shaker-Pours an amber with a one finger off white head. Aroma of rye, hops, and malt. Taste of the same with some citrus and pine. This medium bodied brew is not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1504) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
bottle shared by beerboxer. pours dark copper/ brownish. taste is big rye with a smooth dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DBob5150 (235) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Cloudy brown body with a medium white head and nice lacing. Aroma is faint hops and pine. Full flavor, hops, slight citrus and subtle pine. Dry finish, not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4463) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MetalNHopHead (1209) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
longyefc (7) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle with a chitl thanks to Pepsican for this boxxy Bootle. earthy faded doughy rye. Light toffee. Wet herbs. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JeffroDH (18) - - JAN 20, 2014
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.

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