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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mike_in_Kansas (31) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Purchased from Metcalf Discount Liquor in Olathe, KS. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle with a "best by" date of 5/1/13 into an English pint glass. Pours dark amber/orange with a 3/4" off-white frothy head; some lacing. Head quickly diminishes, but never leaves completely due to soft but constant carbonation, similar to a champagne. Once in the glass, it exhibits a moderate hoppy aroma of flowers and citrus. Very slight earthy yeasty component. Beer remains slightly cloudy with very tiny particles. Taste is a mix between sweet and bitter, but both very light. However, it finishes sweeter with an average duration and a bit of a metallic feel. It has a light to medium body with a slight oily texture.


3.2
Bill Becker (1779) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 25, 2017
From Jun2007 Purchased at Liquor Shed in Casper This ours from 12oz bottle(best by May 1 2007) a nice clear amber with a smallish head of foam that shrinks pretty quickly to some spotting near the edge of the glass with some lacing. The smell has some sweet and roasted malt to it and it's nice. The taste isn't as sweet as the nose would indicate and that's fine by me. This has a good roastiness to it with some sweet notes and some fruity hop goodness there as well that shows up mostly in the finish. Nice long lasting aftertaste that is very yummy. A very smooth yet tasty drinker...I've had this many times before and I was surprised to find that I hadn't reviewed it yet. I think this is a top notch example of the style and I *believe*, my favourite to date. Very well done, Boulevard!

3.5
BuckeyeBoy (8476) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Backlog in tree 12 oz bottle pours out a brown color with a little bit of red highlights topped with a sand head. Nose is nice bread malt a little bit of roast nut and earthy hops. Taste is more of the ligh hops and the nice Woody notes.

3.4
BeerRenter76 (1035) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 2/12/09. Amber- copper body, thin head, with no lace. Aroma of toffe and caramel malts, decent mouthfeel. Flavor of sweet slightly toasted malts with a few hops peeking through, smooth with a decent balance. Overall a pretty good Irish Ale.

1.8
cheap (6088) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Short stubby bottle like the one pictured but the label is different, it says red ale prominently. Big malty aroma that follows a milder malty nose. First taste is aged ale like. Decent co2, but yes this is quite like an irish ale of the old country, I think. Difficult, does not hide its abv attribute, its there, get used to it. Reddish? Not too sure, its more like orange brown yellow, 314. Whew. Becomes a little difficult in the end, but it is beer.

3.3
odannyob (154) - Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Poured from a chilled 12 oz. brown bottle into a freshly cleansed pint glass. Aroma: slight barley roastiness. Look: dark, dark red with brown and tan clouds of thick, creamy head. Taste: Goodness in a pint full of it. Palate: Dryish. Overall: A very enjoyable, very drinkable, hoist a toast up @ ya red irish ale.

2.8
ghostbeer (248) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Obviously, I am rating this out of season. Really not bad at all and would purchase again. Mostly roasty and slightly warming.

3.4
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 16, 2016
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a ruddy semi-dark burnt red color. Quickly dissipating finger’s worth of white foamy head. Mild stringy lacing. The aroma centers around some sweet nuts, caramel tones, light tofffee, some toast. The flavor wraps all of those previously mentioned aromas together. Smooth dry malty sweet aftertaste leading into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Medium carbonation. Malts create a nice smoothness on my tongue. Overall, decent Irish red ale that I could have again.

3.2
gpekar (497) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Poured crystal clear copper amber with a tall foamy beige head initially. The head became more creamy as it settled and eventual just became a film. The aroma was primarily roasted malt, but not to strong. There was a bit of a yeasty bread scent too. The flavor was also mild, with some roasted malt and a hint of hops upfront. The finish was again mild with just a hint of hops on the finish. The beer was smooth and mild, nice color and easy drinking

3.3
rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2016
bottle @ Whitey’s / Lawrenceburg IN --- Aroma of malt. Clear brown cololr, off-white head that drops to a cover, strips of lace. Taste is lightly toasted malt that grows into a medium carbonated swallow, followed by light oak and mild hops. An enjoyable brew.

3.2
Block (3183) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Amber pour, fluffy off-white head. Aroma is malty, as is the flavor. Mostly caramel, not too roasted. It’s pretty straightforward. Just a light malty beer.


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