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Harvest Dance - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

583 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%


Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: bort11 on 10-30-2009)
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mactrail

California

3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A near gusher from the corked bottle. Finally settles down to a hazy amber in the Gulpener tulip with endlessly streaming bubbles. Distracting fizzy mouthfeel. Quite sticky with sugar. A whiff of Band Aids.

At first couple of sips I thought there was something bacterial going on, but it seems to be the massive carbonation and the wheaty esters. Fruity and grapey. It makes me think of alcoholic Thompson Seedless grapes with some Belgian yeast invited to the party. Sharp and aromatic with a hoppy burn, finally, in the back of the throat.

I would hope for a more refined sipping brew for a Wheat Wine, but this is certainly an experience. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 06:31:12 | More by mactrail
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Back label says Best By 6-2013. Didn't even think to check the date when I bought it.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a full inch of off-white head that retains very well before slowly dropping to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam.

S- Yeasty, spicy aroma with lots of fruity phenols. Little hints of butterscotch and other candy-like smells.

T- Tangy and sweet wheat with a noticeable alcohol taste. Still, pretty smooth and drinkable but the promising aroma has lead to a not-so-exciting flavor. More candy notes like in the smell but the booze takes away from their character.

M- Medium-high carbonation makes for a spritzy quality which I always like but the alcohol bite slightly stings the back of the throat. The body leans toward the lighter side.

O- I think I'm starting to dislike wheat wines more than I have in the past. It seems like it's a style you really have to nail to be enjoyable yet I haven't had enough examples frequently enough to know what needs to be achieved. Guess I'll just have to keep trying different ones out.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 03:54:43 | More by Immortale25
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle was poured into a wine glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a three finger head that reduced to a small puffy late. It is a hazy orange color with some clarity and tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Caramel, wheat, fruity, citrus, tropical, oak, floral, and grassy.

Taste: Caramel, vanilla, toffee, citrus, tropical, oak, wheaty, fruity, and delicious

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little bitter,a little dry, malty, fruity, chewy, medium bodied, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: This wheatwine is very delicious, enjoyable, and tasty. Makes me want more.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 04:33:29 | More by Flounder57
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WTKeene

Texas

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Jester King Funk and Sour Fest glass, which is something between a tulip and a snifter.

Bottle dated 2012, Best by June 2013. Whoops. Let's see if this one ages well.

Appearance: Large, loose foamy off-white head that sticks around for a while. Leaves behind a crown and some sparse lacing. The beer itself, an apricot orange color, has a significant amount of sediment, surely a sign of the beer's age.

Smell: Wow. I love this. So much caramel it's ridiculous. Hints of what would best be described as rum. Sweet banana coming through as well. I'd like to say this smells about as much like bananas foster as a beer could. Maybe some hints of almond and tart, dried apricot in here too? Sweet smells all around.

Taste: The moment of truth. Yeah, this is sweet. I get a little bit of floral character, perhaps from the faded hops. Sweet tropical fruits here too. A bit watered down. The flavor is all at the front end of the sip, as soon as the carbonation fades, so does all the flavor. What's left is a weak, watered-down honey flavor. Not bad, but I wish it weren't watered down.

WELP, just spilled the entire glass on my feet and rug. Good thing I've got 750ml of this stuff. Head is thicker and creamier on the second pour.

Mouthfeel: A mildly hot beer, the alcohol character is certainly pronounced. Creamy texture, carbonation isn't particularly strong. It coats the mouth on the way down.

Overall: I look forward to trying the next batch of this stuff fresh. If this is exemplary of the style, I'd love to try more of them. If you see it on the shelf, don't turn away from it. It's a solid beer even if it *is* past it's best-by date. Once you pour it, make sure you're very aware of where your coffee table begins and ends too. Your rug won't appreciate it as much as you will.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 06:08:45 | More by WTKeene
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oceanman907

Alaska

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 750mL bottle into an oversized wine glass, about 45 degrees, a month after its "best buy" date, but is just a 2012 batch.

The appearance of the beer may have been bad because of the extended time in the bottle, because there was quite a bit of floating bits throughout the beer, but it was not off putting tastewise. In fact where this beer lacked in smell and look it more than made up for in taste, faint tropical fruits, Papaya, Pineapple, going to a rich cream of wheat with hints of yeasty sweetness, with the alcohol barely discernible. Hops seem to be only present in the fruity notes, probably have diminished with age. The mouth feel was actually pretty good and it wasn't as heavy and thick as I expected, felt much 'smaller' than a typical english barleywine. Overall a very interesting beer and style that I would like to try more of as this was my first one.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 10:38:35 | More by oceanman907
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: hazy golden-orange, started with thin-bubbled head. Lacing is light.
S: smell of apple/pineapple
T: it starts reminding me of a cider a little bit, but a little more effervescent. Notes of peach, apple, pineapple. A taste of alcohol creeps in and takes over. Twinges of pepper and just a hint of juniper.
M: the alcohol lingers slightly until there is an ever slight pull at the end
O: tasty, even though it's "beer" side is hidden a bit. Was a little surprised to enjoy it, maybe I was just in the right mood.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 02:08:54 | More by cjgiant
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Harvest Dance opens to a sweet, fruity nose ripe with cherry, berry, orange, apricot, pineapple, and melon fruit esters, the pineapple and melon being especially noticeable here, lending the beer an immediate sweet-tart note. Huge dollops of brown sugar, confectioner’s sugar, and caramel add further layers of sweetness, mixing with the fruit esters to form a bubble gum overtone. Pink grapefruit, lemon, and light pine from the hops add further tart sweetness, as well as a touch of bitterness to help balance things out. All of this rests atop a biscuit and wheat bread that, though faint, does help bring some earthiness. As a whole, the nose is quite potent, and very interesting in its tropical citrusy overtones, though the bubble gum note does somewhat spoil this. Still, there are enough fruit esters in here for two to three bottles of almost anything else, bringing a promise of syrupy goodness.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a quick shot of fruit that copies that noted in the nose: cherry, berry, orange, and apricot fruits mix with surprisingly strong pineapples and melons. The sweet pink grapefruit from the hops, as well as the lemons, add further sugars and tartness. Brown sugar, pepper, and light hints of apple cider vinegar add bits of contrast, as does the biscuit and wheat bread base. In subsequent sips, where some of the initial nuance of the beer is lost, the fruits can come across somewhat like a soda, but are still very nice. The aftertaste is a long lasting continuation of the main mouthful, heavily emphasizing tropical citrus notes. Mouthfeel is a very dry medium, and carbonation is medium to medium-high.

Overall, this is good beer, though I suspect that the pineapple and melon notes might drive some off. Luckily the bubble gum aromas did not translate to the tongue, which would have been disastrous. The beer may be a bit dry, but the massive fruit esters make it seem like apple cider champagne, and the result is so interesting that it’s worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 01:14:06 | More by jondeelee
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ToasterChef

Maine

3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A bottle from 2012 that we've opened up at the end of its "best by" period.

It's a clear copper colored beer with a thick egg shell colored head. Lots of visible carbonation.

Floral and yeasty aromas are strongest, with a bit of alcohol.

This is a malty beer (unsurprising). Very floral and warming. Some pepper in the finish.

It's a heavy beer with strong carbonation. There is some coating, but the physical sensation that is strongest is the sense of warmth left after I swallow.

I haven't had too many wheat wines to compare this beer to, but I am enjoying it and think it is a good example of the style. I'm glad I traded for it!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 00:14:47 | More by ToasterChef
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metter98

New York

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of bananas from the yeast are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of bananas, wheat and yeast along with hints of sweet malts and oak.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seemed to taste more like a triple compared to a wheatwine and wasn't nearly as drinkable compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 01:17:26 | More by metter98
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Hazy gold with a fizzy white head that leaves some slight lacing

S-Belgian Yeast, spicy, a hint of hops-smells like a tripel or a saison

T-Yeasty, semi spicy, hint of clove, and some booze. It tastes like a tripel or a very flavorful saison.

M-pretty thick and chewy

D-very drinkable, but its high abv will definitely cut into the amount you can drink in a setting

Overall, this was my first wheatwine and I enjoyed it. I would drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 02:59:02 | More by thegodfather2701
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First time trying a Wheatwine.

Pours out an extremely hazy golden/orange with a thick 3 fingers of white, fluffy head.

The aroma is a combination of sweeter tropical fruit hop notes, some bready malt, a big white wine/white grape characteristic and some lemon zest.

The flavor is packed with a huge white grape note that is followed by the tropical fruit notes like mango, peach, pineapple and a nice orange peel too. There is some subtle spice characteristic, but mainly this drinks like white wine with some tropical fruit notes from the hops.

The body is light-medium and the mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and creamy. You can't really smell the alcohol, but there is a definite bite and warmth as it goes down. A tad aggressive.

This is a great beer, but the ABV could be better hidden and there could be more subtleties in it as well. Worth checking out!

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 18:16:23 | More by JohnnyMc
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

ST: 750 poured into a snifter.

A: Light amber, almost orange, with a thick white head.

S: Strong wheat, lots of grapefruit, bubblegum, medicinal, stone fruit.

T: Spicy grapefruit, sweet red grapefruit, vanilla from the oak, alcohol ethanol.

M: Very full and creamy from the wheat.

O: Wonderful, complex flavor with a noticeable mouthfeel, Harvest Dance is a winner. I would buy it again, happily.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 18:48:01 | More by ianjsullivan
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brian60625

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle for $6.99. Aroma is wheat husk, crushed malt grains, lime, banana, and peppermint. Appearance is dark, grey yellow with a lot of foam. Taste is lime, paprika, cornbread and orange zest. There’s a wooden earthiness that adds a complementary dimension. Palate is medium bodied and heavily carbonated. Overall, it’s crisp, filling due to the big carbonation dose, refreshing, sweet. Pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 02:09:07 | More by brian60625
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Prince_Casual

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 750ml poured into std issue total wine belgian glass... nice color but Boulevard, ALWAYS with the over carbonation!? I knew going in (from experience) to be careful, but anything less than a 100% attention to pour will give you an overflow. OK, fine, the lacing is actually beautiful :)

S: Smells like sweet wine more than anything else. Apricots and saison'ish bannanas. A little musty and some fat belgian-y yeasts. This is actually my favorite part of the beer so far.

T: Eh coriander and citrus rind. It really is a lot like the peel of a clementine after the zest has been sprayed. There's a bit of unfiltered funk and that's nice.

M: Mango taste and

O: This is my second time trying this beer, I feel the same way as I did the first time: give this as a gift to a lady who loves H-Garden or B-Moon. Tell her to pour it in a champagne flute and party.

She'll love you <-> her bf will hate you

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 05:56:26 | More by Prince_Casual
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle (9.5%) Golden and has large white head. It is also continuously carbonating.

Has some fruity aroma and is almost like corn meal.

has some caramel, citrus, wheat, and mascato taste. Slightly bitter and sweet.

med-large body and creamy and citrusy.

Great wheat beer

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 22:44:54 | More by King_KongDCO93
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a snifter
Batch number/ best by: 2012-1 / 06-2013

A: Pours a hazy golden, dark straw color with a big, dense 2 plus fingers width of slightly off white head. Very good retention as it takes minutes to dissipate down to a thick film that hangs around for the remainder of the drink. Leaves tons of lacing down the sides of the glass.

S: Lots of estery belgian yeast aromas, a surprising amount of musty funk which I wasnt expecting, lots of herbaceous notes like wheat and lemongrass, along with lemony citrus and a hint of spice. Aromas are strong, but it smells light and refreshing.

T: Wheat, clove and white pepper spiciness, estery sweetness. Really surprised by the high degree of spice. Citrus in the form of lemon and orange peel. Some mild banana notes on finish. I get very little hop characters. Flavors as a whole are quite strong. Im not very familiar with the wheat wine style but this one tastes a lot like a spice heavy Tripel.

M/D: Full bodied, almost thick, but with a really heavy carbonation that makes it feel lighter than it is. Drinkability is somewhat limited by the huge carbonation, but considering the near double digit ABV its pretty good.

O: Overall, I enjoyed this one. As I said above Im not very familiar with the wheatwine style, the only other one I've had was White Chocolate which is amazing but I dont think is representative of the style. To me this one was definitely reminiscent of a Tripel. I could see myself enjoying this on a hot summer day, which certainly isnt always the case with high gravity beers. I enjoyed this, would recommend, and plan to keep an eye out for more in the style to compare.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 00:05:41 | More by zac16125
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MickeyD

Kansas

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a 750 ml bottle into a clean tulip glass.

Appearance: poured a nice golden brown with thick large bubbles of foam. A single large column of bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass. It looks like it should be in a beer commercial.

Smell: smells like a hoppy grapefruit, very citrusy.

Taste: hops are not over bearing at all a lot of citrus. I am getting strong grapefruit tastes. A good carbonated bite.

Mouth feel: an interesting foamy fullness fills my mouth with every drink.

Overall: This is the first wheat wine I have tasted however compared to the description of a fluffy mouth feel I would say this beer is spot on in style. This style actually reminds me of a farmhouse ale/saison. Personally it’s a little too citrusy for me. I don’t know why this is maybe it is the wheat malt.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 23:07:22 | More by MickeyD
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WankelEngine

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a wine glass

A: Pours a rich golden color, ever so slightly hazy with a small amount of sediment suspended throughout the beer. There is a big, foamy white head which craters away of the course of a minute or two leaving light, spotty lacing.

S: A more vibrant aroma than I had expected. The nose opens with some mild, approachable barnyard funk, but quickly develops a fruitier character. A light bit of zest along with some lemon and tart cherry all soars over a pleasant wheat backbone.

T: Again some barnyard notes on the attack, but they are very mild. They set the stage for the soft, lightly bitter wheat flavor. Some Belgian esters and banana complement the wheat flavor remarkably well. Alcohol becomes a notable flavor as the beer warms, but it melds well with the other flavors. The finish is moderate in length and highlights some of the beers more Belgian characteristics. There is a slightly vinous character that I attribute to the Muscat grapes, but it is minimal.

M: Medium-thick with small, foamy bubbles. A vinous sort of dryness, especially in the finish. Alcohol heat is moderate but complements the style.

O: Much better than I expected. This had been sitting on the shelf at my beer store for months before I thought I'd give it a try, and it's actually very good. The wheatwine style seems to lend itself to the Belgian flavors. Overall a wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 21:59:06 | More by WankelEngine
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Pencible

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy gold with tons of off white head.
S: It smelled like strong fresh wheat, with bitter citrus zest and wild honey and lemongrass.
T: It tasted like citrus zest and fresh wheat, with some wild honey and subtle oak. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was oily with lots of natural carbonation. Great body.
D: This was a unique wheat wine with a very "true" wheat scent and taste. The body was refined, and the finish was smooth, and the alcohol was well hidden. So it was surprisingly easy to drink. It would probably age well, but it was also good fresh. I wish the barrel character was more prominent, but this was otherwise a very well constructed and enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 16:49:18 | More by Pencible
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another excellent beer from Boulevard.

The beer poured a beautiful light honey color in a tulip with a big head, which eventually was about 2 fingers. Nice lacing to the top of the glass.

Immediate spice, lemon, from the head. Warming deepened the aroma with more tropical fruit.

Mouthfeel was carbonated and puckering- quite pleasant and added to the drinkability of the beer.

The taste is highly complex. Spice, lemon, cloves, light alcohol and a touch of bitterness.. Eventually the taste evolved with more spice character, cloves blended with citrus.

Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 02:22:44 | More by brureview
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The orange-amber color made this beer look more like a DIPA, than a wheatwine. The beer was well carbonated, and a four finger thick head formed rapidly in my Duvel tulip glass. The beer smelled strongly like oranges and roses. The taste was quite a bit more hoppy than I was expecting, because I did not read the back label first. The orange juice like flavor from the wheat malt phenols was balanced by very citric hops. There were notes of clove and pepper in the finish, as well as some white grape vinousness. The body was light and the fluffy feel given by the carbonation aided in drinkability. The alcohol was very well concealed, as there was no burn. Another well made beer from Boulevard.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 05:33:03 | More by rajendra82
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; batch 2012-1, best before 6/2013. Pours cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge lemon zest, orange zest, pineapple, tangerine, peach, pear, honey, wheat, bread, light pine, floral, grass, and herbal. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity hop notes with a moderate malt balance. Taste of big lemon zest, orange zest, peach, tangerine, pineapple, pear, floral, wheat, bread, pine, grass, and herbal earthiness. Fair amount of floral citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, floral, pine, wheat, bread, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of citrus and tropical hop complexity; with a solid malt balance still showcasing hop flavors; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic wheatwine style. Fantastic balance and complexity of citrus and tropical hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 04:58:39 | More by superspak
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DenverLogan

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Corked bottle...poured in Corsendonk chalice. Bought locally in Denver (Mayfair).
Significant pop...pours gold with large head. Quite a bit of floating particulates, even from first pour of a settled bottle.
Aroma of scones, wheat, mango yogurt, tropical citrus, shaved #2 pencils.
Significant carbonation...modest mouthfeel with some tingly elements.
Flavors of a rich wheat beer with some funky fruit and slight bitter notes. Big amber malt, mango rind, bitter hops and/or alcohol hotness and/or pepper esters. Let me give it 5 minutes...
OK...at least 15 minutes into this bottle...nice head remains on slightly cloudy gold-copper colored wheat wine. Bread and slight tropical fruit aroma. Flavors are rich, complex, intriguing...bitter, tropical fruit rind, creamy malts, a touch of lemon and hay...different and intriguing. Not for everyone, but I find this fun enough...9.5%, rich and creamy helps. A robust load of malts, hops and oak aging...some funky fruit rind...oooh baby...esters galore...different from the wheat wines I've had in the past, but that's OK...nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 06:11:54 | More by DenverLogan
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml, bottled January 2012, so about a year old.

A: Pours a clear gold body with an enormous white head.

S: Belgian yeast esters and light tropical notes from the hops meld in the aroma. Pineapple notes are most prominent, along with vanilla and mild wheat.

T: Marshmallow, pineapple, light oaky bitterness, cakey yeast, a bit of orange peel.

M: Frothy carbonation, light-bodied.

O: Sort of an odd choice to use a Belgian yeast strain for a wheatwine, but this tastes pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 00:43:32 | More by Etan
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Boto

Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle: This one pours a cloudy, slightly orange tinged golden color. There was a huge frothy head on it that lingers awhile and leaves a little lacing. The nose is wheaty and bready. Maybe some spice and grassiness also. The taste is good. Wheat, some spiciness, bready, a bit dry. Perhaps some lighter fruits in the background. A bit of Saison-like characteristics to it. This is a really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 22:37:17 | More by Boto
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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.