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Harvest Dance - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

614 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 614
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 100
Gots: 95 | FT: 1
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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Curtis

Utah

4.9/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awww Belgian! Have to agree with the last review... be ready for the volcano of foam! Talk about head retention! I was able to read reviews on two other beers before I got my first clear tsaste. Pours an unexpected light golden color. Dark bottle, grim reaper label, for some reason I expected a much darker color and a corresponding bite. When i saw the color, I knew I was in for a treat. Flavor was great -very similar to their other Belgian-influenced styles (Long Strange Triple especially) with light orange peel and corriander, never overwhelming, smooth flavor, good finish. Mouthfeel was smooth, but dissipated a little too fast. How do you fix that? Not a knock, just an observation. The only thing not a 5 was the aroma at 4.5. It was very good, just a little too light - I wanted more actually. Slightly stronger aroma and this wold be a straight 5 vote in my book. Why did I keep this one in the basement for so long without drinking it? Boulevard Brewery never ceases to amaze. Each new one I try makes it more difficult to decide which is my favorite. They may have out done themselves with this one and I fear what they will do to me next. Some may consider this mild... I consider it exceptional.
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Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 04:08:43 | More by Curtis
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4/5  rDev -1%
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A: poured into a snifter to a deep orange with a two and a half finger off white head that retains well with decent lacing. lots of turbidity and floaties.
S: smells of citrusy hops, caramel malt and a lot of wheat. slightly fruity and spicy as well with some banana.
T: taste is caramel, wheat, slight citrus, a little fruity and a hint of spice with the swallow bringing a little sweetness, some residual hop and more wheat
M: this beer has medium heft on the palate with a little too much carbonation and a drying finish
O: Not bad but I think I let this one mellow a little too long. Smelled great from the bottle but all those delicious hop notes are pretty muted. Due to the malt bill there isn't enough specialty grain flavor to keep things interesting without the hops. shaking out some carb helped round things out but it's still a little weak. I need to pick up a fresh bottle and revisit this one because the potential is there but it isn't meant to be aged for this long.

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An excellent wheat wine from Boulevard. As mentioned from other reviews it is a HUGE foamer that takes forever to die down. Attractive glowing amber in the glass with a nice light foam layer with no clinging lacing on the glass from this syrupy beast. Smells of honey, pears, light citrus fruits, grapes, and sweet malt. Complex as all get out. Mouthfeel is effervescent and crisp with a dry finish and bittering on the back of the tongue. Taste is sweet malts up front with the tastes of pears, green grapes, sweet almost Belgian style candy sugar, and medium bittering hops. Aftertaste is sweet and lightly citrus flavored. Meaty, beefy, big and bouncy. While I would say I was more of a fan of the Bell's versions (which I am holding for a special occasion) THIS is excellent and I would purchase it again, which for me makes it highly recommendable for all who can acquire it. Cheers.

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750 ml bottle
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Batch number 2-2011, 9.1% abv

A - This was a gusher. I didn't think it would stop even after two small pours. It is orange to amber in color. It is topped with several inches of beige head that doesn't leave much lacing.

S - The smell is fruity and spicy. I get some peach and pear.

T - The taste is light fruit and spices. It really reminds me of a saison.

M - Bubbly, highly carbonated, champagne-like.

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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.