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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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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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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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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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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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.