Beer Review #75: Boulevard Irish Ale

Product description from brewery”
Irish Ale, Boulevard’s 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. Whole hops are added to enhance the beer’s complexity and to produce a pleasing balance.

I would say that this is a typical Boulevard product (www.boulevardcom). Nothing over the top but what you’re given is just a nice solid brew. A very smooth Irish ale that doesn’t have as much bitterness as other Irish ales. The hoppiness and malts go well together. Boulevard continues to be a standby for me and their Smokestack Series continues to produce some really intense brews.


Nothing overally complex about this beer, just nice and easy to get into. You could easily down a few of these during a sitting and it comes at a very affordable price.
Style: Irish Ale


Purchased at: Hy-Vee; Marion, IA.

Pour: Amber pour with a medium tan head.
Aroma: Grainy aroma with the malts really coming through.
Taste: Mild fruit flavor and almost a grain cereal like taste.
Overall: C

Recommendation: An enjoyable beer that comes at a reasonable price tag. Max $8 a sixer. Most Boulevard products come in that price range and usually are very enjoyable.

One thought on “Beer Review #75: Boulevard Irish Ale

  1. G-LO says:

    I keep hearing about Boulevard, but alas, it’s not yet available here. As far as Irish Reds go, although I’m not a fan of the style, they do go well with food, as opposed to just drinking them on their own. I had a similar experience with the Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale. A perfectly good beer, but nothing to go crazy over.

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