RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Irish Ale, Boulevard’s early spring seasonal beer, is our Midwestern tribute to the legendary red ales of old Ireland. Our recipe combines six kinds of pale and roasted barley malts to provide a rich, toasty flavor and tawny reddish hue.

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3.2
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Bottle courtesy of csbosox: Amber with ruby highlights, tan head. Aroma is mildly malty with some hints of light fruit, caramel, and the barest of earthy/floral hops. Light to medium bodied, seems to be a bit too thin and watery. Taste is mild sweet malt (cereal, grain, caramel, cookie), a hint of earth, and a tiny bit of floral hops flavor.

3.6
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Bottle from Cellars Minnetonka, MN. Mostly malty aroma with mild hop nose. Beautiful, dark, reddish amber with small, off-white head. Some lace. Roasted malt with enough hops to balance, although hops are certainly in the background. A solid brewpub beer and more flavorful than average for the style. In fact, I see that it is the 2nd highest rated beer in the style behind only Dublin 1798 Revolution Red. Creamy caramel notes come out about a quarter of the way in. A little higher in alcohol than the style calls for, but that is good, because as a fairly subtle sytle, the added strength helps it stand apart. This brew really improves as it warms. A pretty good brew.

3.7
Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 29, 2005
Pours amber red with a small layer of khaki head. Low-level fruity aroma, with caramel, saltine crackers and a bit of pine. Body is much more lively and sparkly than the carbonation level would indicate. Good dry toastiness in flavor. Simple, but in a clean and drinkable way, not in a boring way. Just a bit of minty hops in the finish.

3.4
YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2005
Nice amber colored brew with a fizzy layer of a head on top. Liveley carbonated. Medium intense malt and caramel nose, slightly sweet. Nice and warming nutty and caramel flavor in waves accompished by a nice light bitter kick in the middle. Thank you so much Csbosox for this beer.

3.5
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - APR 11, 2005
Bottled... Poured a medium to dark red color with a medium head. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Flavor was sweet malt and a bit of spiciness with a nice hoppy finish. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

3.3
pivo (2688) - GERMANY - APR 8, 2005
Sweet dough and caramell nose, ruddy amber color, low sticky head. Toaste malt, cookie, some raisin in the flavor. Broad tingly gritty bitter. Medium body, OK balance. OK but not that special overall.

3.6
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 4, 2005
Bottle 2005 Pub glass Tarnished copper with a thick fluffy off white head.Aroma is rich malt , toffee odors. Taste is malty nice caramel notes but plenty of fresh spicy hops that really balances this brew.Seasonal so get some when you can.

3.7
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2005
pours red with cream colored head. aroma is sweet, caramel, malty. flavor matches the aroma, has a rich quality. good toastiness.

3.6
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Beautiful crimson hue with delicate cream head. Cherries, bready malt and a nuttiness are in the aroma. The nutty flavor comes out more in the body, along with caramel. Suprisingly dry finish.

4
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2005
St. Pat’s Day 2005, Crescent Moon Ale House (Omaha, NE). On tap. Pleasing. Translucent dark red in the glass with quickly diminishing off-white head; great lacing, INCREDIBLE "racing." I sat there playing with the glass for a full minute, just tilting it back and forth. Not much of an aroma besides fresh/crisp pineish hops. The flavor was dope-ish (i.e., almost amazing): subdued sweetness on the fluffy malt transitioned into a great level of bitter hops that lingered long into the finish. Slightly buttery, smooth, well-balanced. Perfect body: was stout enough to hold up the hops, but still felt crisp and light in the mouth without being watery. Well done, Boulevard. Well done.


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