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Harvest Dance - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

584 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 584
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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Josievan

Iowa

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Harvest Dance's color is that of amber waves of wheat. The amount of head on here would frighten even the grim reaper who dances on the bottle.

Smell: The smell of the beer is nicely varied. Wheat is clearly the base grain, and earthy hops and malt are noticeable as well.

Taste: Harvest Dance is a delicious blending of great beer flavors. The taste of hops, malt, and wheat are are all prominent, but balance out in the end. This results in a hearty yet subtle brew. The 9.1% is suberbly covered up.

Mouthfeel: Harvest Dance is medium-bodied with a relatively low carbonation level. There's a tad bit of viscosity.

Drinkability: This goes down amazingly easily for the high alcohol content. Many characteristics of a session beer are here, minus the 9.1%.

Notes: The Boulevard Smokestack Series continues to surpass my high expectations. Harvest Dance is my first wheatwine. This beer strikes me as a sort of malty IPA, only made with wheat, and with the bulk and substance of a barleywine. This combination makes for an appetizing drink that I think would be especially good in autumn, harvest time. It may sound blasphemous to say this in the middle of spring, but part of me wishes it were fall, so as to make Harvest Dance all the more enjoyable.

Harvest Dance's excellence makes me interested in pursuing the wheatwine style. Because if this beer is any indication, wheatwines are unique beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 02:45:29 | More by Josievan
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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.

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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.

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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.