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Harvest Dance - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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90
outstanding

662 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 662
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 101
Gots: 113 | FT: 2
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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5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome Belgian style ale. Very unique and smooth. Has a citrus flavor to it. Do not pour into a normal glass or you will have a volcano of head overflowing onto your floor. Definitely one of the best I've came across in 2012. If I had to compare this brew with something I've had before it would come close to three philosophers belgian ale.

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5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer has a flavor that i have never experienced before. It is almost like white grapes and papaya with tons of fruity bitter hops and sweet barley. The new Citra hops are really nice and the wheat helps to enhance the fruity flavor! The oak adds a very subtle dryness and can be tasted slightly during the sip. The color is a mix between gold, brown, and orange with a very thick white head. The head will actually come out of the glass without pouring over the sides. The beer smells like white grape juice and wheat mixed together. Beer as innovative as this is one of the reasons why i love drinking so much. I recommend stocking up on this beer and let it age! Incredible!!!

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4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes:

Poured into a thistle glass...

P: Hazy brownish orange with a slightly reddish tint. A mountain of off white meringue head with unreal retention and beautiful bubbly webbing. Small amount of bubbles cascading to the top.

S: Powerful bouquet of funky wheat, hay, clove, coriander and earthy hops. Partners of this senseational brigade are lemon, yeast and once aggregated a burst of banana and bubblegum advance full force. Also, has a somewhat mentholated spice to it.

T/M: Mind blowing, decadent syrupy bubblegum and bananas explode onto the palate. Carbonation is tongue tingling with a strong presence of apple and orange peel bitterness to round of this smooth finish.

O: Wow!! Simply amazing beverage that is at the top of my list of all time favorites. I truly look forward to engulfing this lush brew again and again.

Photo of Curtis
4.9/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awww Belgian! Have to agree with the last review... be ready for the volcano of foam! Talk about head retention! I was able to read reviews on two other beers before I got my first clear tsaste. Pours an unexpected light golden color. Dark bottle, grim reaper label, for some reason I expected a much darker color and a corresponding bite. When i saw the color, I knew I was in for a treat. Flavor was great -very similar to their other Belgian-influenced styles (Long Strange Triple especially) with light orange peel and corriander, never overwhelming, smooth flavor, good finish. Mouthfeel was smooth, but dissipated a little too fast. How do you fix that? Not a knock, just an observation. The only thing not a 5 was the aroma at 4.5. It was very good, just a little too light - I wanted more actually. Slightly stronger aroma and this wold be a straight 5 vote in my book. Why did I keep this one in the basement for so long without drinking it? Boulevard Brewery never ceases to amaze. Each new one I try makes it more difficult to decide which is my favorite. They may have out done themselves with this one and I fear what they will do to me next. Some may consider this mild... I consider it exceptional.
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4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch number: 1-2009, best by date: 10/10

Just an outstanding wheat/barley wine.

A: Pours with a thick white head, I think the wheat has something to do with this. Malt color is a light orange with some haze and not much yeast in the last pour.

S: Sweet aroma with depth coming from the yeast hops.

T: Taste is a good balance of malt, hops, and all the complex flavors from the yeast to the oak aging.

M: Nice long dry finish with all the flavors sitting on the pallet a long time.

D: Exceptional drinkability. It doesn't taste boozy considering the 9% Alcohol by volume.

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4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Golden amber color that has a light head.

S- Rocked by a citrusy aroma

T&M- Smooth and flavorful. Light on the carbonation, enough to shock the taste buds to pay attention though.

Alcohol doesn’t taste heavy but don’t let that fool you. Definitely a great wheat wine.

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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 662 ratings.