Thursday, February 20, 2014

Boulevard Brewing Company Pale Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Boulevard Brewing Company Pale Ale.  I picked up this and several other bottles of Boulevard Brewing Company beers from the brewery on a recent trip to Kansas City, MO and thought I should review this one first as it is Boulevard’s flagship beer.

From the Boulevard Brewing Company website: “Boulevard Pale Ale is a smooth, fruity, well-balanced beer with year-round appeal. A variety of caramel malts impart a rich flavor and amber color, while liberal use of whole hops adds zest and aroma. Pale Ale is the first beer we brewed, and continues to be a perennial favorite.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a big cream colored head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet caramel malt, floral, pine, spicy and citrus hops and a touch fruity.
Taste: Sweet caramel and pale malt upfront followed by citrus, floral and a slight pine hop bitterness.
Overall: Highly enjoyable and drinkable, Boulevard Brewing Company Pale Ale is a malt forward Pale Ale that is well balanced and delicious.  I’m a big fan of this 5.4% ABV offering. I’ve had it in a bottle and on tap at the brewery.  I wish this one was available locally.


Mark Harvey

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