Easy Sport is an American Blonde Ale that’s brewed by Boulevard Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a shaker pint glass from a 12 oz. can.
What You Need to Know
The Easy Sport is made from a blonde ale recipe with electrolytes added to an extended mash and again to the boil. The result is a beer that’s super dry, balanced, and targets those seeking low calorie, carb-conscious brews. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.
The ale pours a brilliantly clear pale golden hue and is topped by an inch-thick cap of puffy, white froth that bubbles down rapidly. Ample effervescence is visibly apparent in the glass. The head’s reduction doesn’t leave behind any lace or residue.
The aroma wafts the nose with a moderately-strong scent of citrus and honey.
The palate is led by a taste of doughy bread that transitions to a mild bite of citrus hops of orange and a light lime. Their tartness lingers and the tasting is rounded out with a touch of saltiness, more bready malt, and a modest honey sweetness.
The feel is relatively smooth with a crisp, dry finish. A light saltiness is mouthwatering while a moderate tartness lends to the refreshment. The body is light with moderate carbonation.
The Easy Sport presents about as well as can be expected of the style. The aroma isn’t particularly strong but it is pleasant. The palate is straightforward but offers a nicely tart juicy citrus. For such a light body, the brew is still has a good backbone. If anything, the tartness is a bit strong for the style, but complements the palate wel.
Overall, considering what Boulevard Brewing was shooting for, the Easy Sport hits the mark. It’s a light and easy drinking beer for calorie and carb-conscious consumers while also being a tasty brew for nearly all tastes.