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Harvest Dance - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

609 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 609
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 98
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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NEhophead

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

25.4 fl oz brown bottle served in a goblet.
Batch number 01/2011, best by 06/2012.

Light copper in color with a slight haze. Dense, frothy, white head that measures an inch high; very nice retention. Some spotted lacing with decent strength.

Peppery pine and spruce; notes of saffron. The oak really comes through with dryness, hints of must, and a touch of white wine.

Bright, fresh citrus up front: lemon, lime, pear, apricot. Notes of oak and pinot grigio. The base is a pretty subdued, yet pleasant malt sweetness that really sits back and allows the citrus hops and oak to shine. Intense carbonation reinforces the dryness prior to a white wine alcohol presence.

Not quite full bodied; very active on account of the intense carbonation, but not offensive.

This one is a bit odd to me. It's pleasant enough; however, it drinks more like Tripel than a Wheatwine.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 02:11:11 | More by NEhophead
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Brutaltruth

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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle
Served in a large wine glass
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.

O - If the bottle didn't say "Wheat Wine Style Ale" I would swear this is a saison. It is the lightest, easiest drinking wheat wine I have had. I is fantastic on a hot, humid, day. It doesn't drink like a 9% beer either. The years have been kind to this one.

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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.