Sunday, April 20, 2008

Boulevard Pale Ale

Today we'll review local favorite, Boulevard Pale Ale. This ale weighs in at 5.1% ABV and 31 IBUs. You can find this and their Wheat on tap just about anywhere in Kansas and Missouri so it makes a nice alternative to the usual crap from Bud, Miller, Coors.

Pale Ale pours crystal clear golden amber in color with a quickly deflating white head. The Cascade, Magnum, Simcoe, and Fuggles hops create aromas of lemon, flowers and hint of grass. The pale, Caramunich, and Caravienna malts add a light touch of caramel sweetness.

Flavor is similar to the smell, some light malty sweetness mixed in with a citric twang from the hops. Bitterness is mild at best. Mouth feel is light to medium bodied with a slightly dry finish. Overall this is a delicately balanced beer with no bold flavors but what is there is very good. A good ale for long sunny days.

1 comment:

  1. I go back and forth between malty to hoppy beers. After drinking for a while a selection of dark beers I get in the mood for something with a good hop backbone. That is one thing I like about beer drinking is the wide range of styles and flavors. I been asked before what my favorite beer is and that is an impossible question to answer.