Boulevard Tasting Room Series: Westside Rye Ale

 
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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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2.8
crossovert (12927) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Amber pour. Smell is toast, soda, malt. The flavor is fruity and medicinal, kind chalky, toasty its w/e.

3
deyholla (11600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a near white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of bread and rye with a bit of underlying earthiness. Flavor is some what dull with light grain, bread and just a hint of rye.

4
shrubber85 (11402) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle. Lactic acid, cherry and rye malt aroma. Amber with moderate tan head. Sweet cherry and rye malt flavor. Lightly bitter herbal hops finish. Very nice.

2.7
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Nice deep murky amber pour with a off white head and good retention. That’s where the excitement stops. Dirty dusty malts, some carbonation but overall just a bit bland. Finishes kind of dry and astringent.

3
DuffMan (10428) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. For some reason I made no notes on appearance, so I’ll score it average. The nose is sweet grains, lightly caramelized. The palate is much the same, maybe a touch of cooked apple. Missing the rye character for the caramel.

3.2
phaleslu (10247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2013
12 oz. bottle via in-person STL trade. Pours a mostly clear amber, hazed slightly by some tiny suspended sediment in the glass, with a small off-white head that settles into a film and small ring. Aroma of rye, caramel, tea, toast, grass, a bit of pepper, and sweat. Flavor of rye, toast, caramel, very dry grains, leaves, and wood chips. Light-bodied, with a dry, spicy mouthfeel and moderate to medium carbonation. A little disappointing based on normal Boulevard output.

2.9
czar (9066) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
pours cloudy alomost dirty copper with a small off-white head, little retention. nutty and lightly fruity malts, faint though, spicy and earthy, very herbal and grassy too, almost mineral. moderate carbonation, light body - watery, almost harsh and undesirable spicy-earthy-mineral finish. meh.

3.2
drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
12/27/13. 12oz courtesy bottle from pepsican! Reddish pour with a nice khaki head that sticks around and laces well. Malty aroma, a little tang and spice, caramel. Malty flavor, earthy and floral, a little spice. Not bad.

3.2
bytemesis (8384) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber, medium off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly with nice lacing on the glass. Light aroma with malty notes, grain, biscuit, cardboard. Flavor is a bit corny, medium sweet, some rye spice, grain, caramel, biscuit. Kind of vienna lager like. Light body.

3.4
wlajwl (6809) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Aroma is mildly spicy rye and a hint of Boulevard’s house yeast. The flavor is malts, slight spiciness from the rye, mild/medium sweetness, fruit and a tangy/tart finish.


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