Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - SEP 29, 2010
12oz. bottle. Sweet, nutty, caramel malt aroma, some very light fruitiness in the background. Lightly hazy amber color, head is thin and subsiding. Flavor is likewise malty, bready and sweet, more caramel, biscuit and nut, and with a light-moderate degree of bitterness appearing towards the finish and a touch of spicy hop flavor. Again, just a touch of sweet fruit appearing throughout. Palate is low in effervescence, what is there is a tad sharp, overall feel is fairly thin, however. Body is light-medium. It’s been several months since Boulevard first announced this beer. Since that time, I’ve had plenty of opportunity to imagine what it’s like. This is virtually identical to what I’d imagined. Just your standard Amber, ultimately. Since I find standard Ambers to be dull, I’m glad that I only picked up the one bottle. So it goes -- I guess they had to balance out all those incredible Smokestack beers by releasing something for the masses. mybrainhurts (397) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Typical malty sweet amber like aroma. Flavors don’t really pull you in. Average at best, perhaps, a bit more fruity and flowery than most ambers but still isn’t that exciting. I’m not really a fan of the style anyway seems weaksauce. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours a light medium clean brown with a small off white head. Aroma is nutty, crisp and malty. Some chocolate and a slight fruitiness, a bit of a sweet cake, granola note. Flavor is surprisingly hoppy. This is like a mix between an american pale ale hoppiness with a brown ale maltiness. Sweet bread-like with a crisp nutty middle and a clean hop finish. Medium body and a soft carbonation. I actually enjoyed the take of a hoppy brown ale but I can’t in good conscience give it a high flavor rating as it does not fit the style and more hops should not be an automatic plus in every beer. vyvvy (6481) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Pours amber with a dense beige head. The aroma has lightly toasted malt, light fruitiness, a hint of hops and is quite sweet. Medium body with a lot of frothy carbonation. The flavor starts with lightly toasted malt, sweetness, some fruit, some nuttiness and light spicy hops. The finish is clean and quick. Ok for an amber, but not an exciting style to me at all. MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Light sweet caramel malt aroma. Faint hops. You really have to hunt for the aromas. Deep amber color with a slightly orange big thick head. Sweet and slightly nutty malt flavor. Hop character is very subdued. Very nice mouthfeel. Nice sweet aftertaste. This is an easy drinking beer. Yes it has some nice sweet nutty flavors, but it is really lacking anything to make it stand out.
topherh (1928) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Pours a brownish amber with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt and grain. Flavor is malt forward with grain and floral hints. Going to rate it low. Where are the sixers BLVD? rader58 (908) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Hey, I finally rated a beer before theisti!! From a sample pack at Costco KC. Pours a deep dark honey brown color. Aroma of roasted grain, caramel, earth and a hay field. Flavor is caramel, vanilla, roasted grain and pecan with a slight hoppy bitterness to balance the sweetness of the malt. Nicely done. A good autumn beer, but light enough for all year. unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Flowery and fruity aroma, citrusy and orange. Pours orange to amber, medium off-white head. Some malt in the flavor, with some fizzy hoppyness on the tongue. Not much flavor
thegreenrooster (4406) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Pour is a copper with a large with head. Aroma is a sweet caramel malt and not much else. Flavor is again sweet malt with almost no hop presence. It’s an amber ale and there is not much to it. Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Color is amber, as might be expected. Smells like Cracker Jacks (minus the peanuts) - popcorn and caramel. Flavor is the same mix of corn and caramel, with a dry crisp finish. Nicely light bodied. From a mix 12 pack.