Sunday, July 7, 2013

Boulevard Irish Ale Review

Before I ship off to Duluth, I will be going through a few Boulevard Brewing Beers that I've had with me for a while, namely from their Spring Sampler Pack. The first one I will be taking a look at first is their Irish Ale which has an ABV of 5.8%; Yeah, it's a Spring Seasonal and St. Patty's Day has come and gone so deal with it.

Boulevard Irish Ale pours a dark brown color with a strong haze. The head is a slightly off white color with a foamy appearance and decent head retention.

The nose gives off the impression of caramel, yeasts, light cocoa, barley and malty notes. Nothing that stands out too much but it's fairly pleasant. The flavor is a little more simplified; Yeasts, Barley, Light Floral Hops, and Caramelized Malts. Bodywise it's fairly hefty in weight but the carbonation is rather low so it's a pretty easy drinker.

It's a good tasting ale that doesn't take any risks and plays it safe. It's meant to be drunk when you're looking for something simple or something that you would drink after a long day at work. Either way, it's decent and drinkable and that's all that really matters.

Boulevard Irish Ale - 7.5/10

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