Thursday, August 11, 2011

Boulevard Brewing Co.

I have been on vacation and needed to catch up with a few entries into the blog.  Recently, I tried three from Boulevard Brewing Co., based in Kansas City, MO.  The three I tried were Unfiltered Wheat beer (4.4% ABV and 14 IBU), Bully Porter (5.4% ABV and 49 IBU), and Single-Wide IPA (5.7% ABV and 57 IBU).  These were all good and I really enjoyed the Bully! Porter.  I was in the mood for a porter and it went well with strawberry shortcake, vanilla ice cream and a little chocolate syrup.  Boulevard does a great job with the descriptions of their beers and they provide the ingredients, recommended pairings, awards, the “stats” on beer, and a Sensory Profile that is very accurate.  Below are pictures are from me; as well as, the descriptions and sensory profiles from the Boulevard web site.

Description - Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer is a lively, refreshing ale with a natural citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance. This easy drinking American-style wheat beer has become our most popular offering, and the best-selling craft beer in the Midwest.  
Sensory Profile - A slightly cloudy, light-bodied, straw colored beer with a sweet, bready malt flavor, low hop bitterness and a hint of citrus.

Description - Bully! Porter - A dark colored, medium-bodied beer with a prominent burnt, roasted malt aroma and flavor and an equally prominent hop aroma, flavor and bitterness.   The intense flavors of dark-roasted malt in Boulevard’s rendition of the classic English porter are perfectly balanced by a generous and complex hop character.
Sensory Profile - Bully! Porter’s robust nature makes it the ideal companion to a variety of foods, from seafood to chocolate.

Description - Boulevard Single-Wide I.P.A. is our take on a style that originated in 18th century Great Britain. This American version—inspired by our Smokestack Series Double-Wide I.P.A.—boasts a heady combination of six varieties of hops, some of which were employed for dry-hopping.
Sensory Profile - A golden colored beer with a prominent flowery, grapefruit hop aroma, a moderate caramel malt flavor and a dominant hop bitterness and flavor.

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