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Harvest Dance - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

696 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 104
Gots: 119 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bort11 on 10-30-2009

John Barleycorn is memorialized in English folk tradition as the personification of the barley plant, sacrificed at harvest time and then reborn as beer or ale. Our Harvest Dance Wheat Wine is a celebration of John’s Midwestern cousin, wheat. Beginning with a large portion of wheat malt, we add an equally generous helping of Hallertau and Citra hops and age the ale on both French and American oak. The result is a big, warming burst of tropical fruit flavors, highlighted by subtle wine-like notes, and rounding slowly to a long, dry, oaky finish.

23 IBU
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Photo of cjgator3
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This has a white wine nose with a background of light bread without the crust, light malts, a faint trace of citrusy hops and a hint of alcohol. It pours hazy gold with a 1” quickly dissipating white foam cap that has wine aromas, pours hazy gold with a 1 finger head that quickly dissipates, gold and produces rich lace. On the palate the yeast driven esters tend more towards white wine than the barley wine fruit profile. There is an underlying sweetness with a balancing hop bitterness on the finish. The alcohol is big, with the malt flavors providing balance and pulling things together. Oak flavors with a touch of vanilla lurk in the background. Medium full body with medium high carbonation. Alcohol warming on the finish but not overly hot or solventy.

Photo of Domvan
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MynamesRickJames
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveB3014
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatname
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pjbfromkc
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of theonetrueking
4.78/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MartzMimic
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap at Oak & Oar OKC a clear apricot gold. The two fingers of creamy, white head stays for several minutes leaving heavy lacing as it settles to a thick foam. Nose is floral, spicy and a bit woody. As others have noted, it's similar to a saison with Belgian yeast, lemon and some pine. The mouth is medium light and very dry, almost off-putting. It's not like other wheatwines, but it is interesting. Well-crafted, but not something I would turn to often.

Photo of tastesogood
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ML bottle into a snifter.

Nice color, a little haze. A fairly hard pour yields a thick, aromatic head. A little foam remains after dissipating. Smell is a pretty good mix of the Citra and Hallertau hops, a little peppery. Smells a bit like a saison. Really good flavor and very diverse. Tastes most like a saison when a little more chilled. As it started to warm, It gave up some hefeweizen without the bananas and bubble gum. Once warmed, more solid wine notes and a sharper hop bitterness on the back end. To me, it was much less sweet than others of the style, but my sweet tolerance is high. Dry throughout. Good amount of carbonation. Seemed a little thin in the mouth, but not bad.

Good beer, well crafted. Unique compared to others I've had of the style. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of vfgccp
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best by Jun 2015, opened Jan 2015.

A - Boulevard has really been impressing me lately with the way their beers look. Four fingers of chunky off-white head with nice retention and great lace. Apricot body with gold highlights.

S - Surprisingly hop-forward. Cilantro, pine, juniper, lemon pith, caramel, dried apricots, prune, yellow raisins, and woody booze.

T - Peach nectar, apricot, fig, oak, light booze, cilantro, pine. Sweeter than expected.

M - Thick and smooth. Very little carbonation.

O - Not bad, but the sweetness begs for a higher level of carbonation to balance it out.

Photo of Casey3236
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tafyob41
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Beer is delicious, but does not remind me of any other Wheatwine I've ever had. It is more of a farmhouse style. I would rate it higher if it was considered that.

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tem3175
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polopaul20
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 ml into tulip glass.

A: Pours a red tinted sunshine yellow with generous 3-4 finger fluffy white head that lasts a good while and leaves some nice chunky lacing. Surprisingly clear body.

S: Yeast esters, baked bread, and citrus and floral hops. This smells more like a saison than a wheat wine.

T: Lemon peel, oranges, light cracker malts, and citrus hops. A bit of grassy funk at the end. Much more hop forward than I was expecting.

M: Medium body and lots of carbonation. Steady stream of bubbles even minutes after the pour. Finish is light and crisp.

O: Enjoyable brew, but bills much better as a farmhouse ale or saison than a wheat wine.

Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.