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Harvest Dance - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

582 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 261
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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MEsquandoles

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL showing Batch Number / Best By Date : 2010-1 / 07/2011.

Golden apricot color, hazy by the end. Big head like Duvel.

Smell reminds me of their Tank 7 Saison. Tropical fruits, honey, and hay.

This really reminds me of their Tank 7 and Imp Pils with Orval - that's not a bad thing though! I wouldn't have thought Barley Wine at all, other than the label. Earthy. The wood is subtle but very nice. Could use some more complexity, but I enjoyed it.

Fairly dry for the abv. Not too sweet - the French and American oak, and unique hops, help with that too.

Very drinkable, I easily drank most of the 750 before starting the review. I think the high amount og wheat makes it deceptively light and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 07:03:53 | More by MEsquandoles
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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.