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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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WTKeene

Texas

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Jester King Funk and Sour Fest glass, which is something between a tulip and a snifter.

Bottle dated 2012, Best by June 2013. Whoops. Let's see if this one ages well.

Appearance: Large, loose foamy off-white head that sticks around for a while. Leaves behind a crown and some sparse lacing. The beer itself, an apricot orange color, has a significant amount of sediment, surely a sign of the beer's age.

Smell: Wow. I love this. So much caramel it's ridiculous. Hints of what would best be described as rum. Sweet banana coming through as well. I'd like to say this smells about as much like bananas foster as a beer could. Maybe some hints of almond and tart, dried apricot in here too? Sweet smells all around.

Taste: The moment of truth. Yeah, this is sweet. I get a little bit of floral character, perhaps from the faded hops. Sweet tropical fruits here too. A bit watered down. The flavor is all at the front end of the sip, as soon as the carbonation fades, so does all the flavor. What's left is a weak, watered-down honey flavor. Not bad, but I wish it weren't watered down.

WELP, just spilled the entire glass on my feet and rug. Good thing I've got 750ml of this stuff. Head is thicker and creamier on the second pour.

Mouthfeel: A mildly hot beer, the alcohol character is certainly pronounced. Creamy texture, carbonation isn't particularly strong. It coats the mouth on the way down.

Overall: I look forward to trying the next batch of this stuff fresh. If this is exemplary of the style, I'd love to try more of them. If you see it on the shelf, don't turn away from it. It's a solid beer even if it *is* past it's best-by date. Once you pour it, make sure you're very aware of where your coffee table begins and ends too. Your rug won't appreciate it as much as you will.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 06:08:45 | More by WTKeene
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from 2012ish

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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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Ohio

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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Ohio

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

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.

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 614 ratings.