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Harvest Dance - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

663 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 663
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 101
Gots: 115 | 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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Photo of dannyboygaga
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a snifter. Had an orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a big, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A different, yet welcoming, aroma of light fruit, wheat, malt, and hops.

T: Tasted of wheat, citrus, mango, light malt notes, a vinous quality, and some oak as well. Much lighter and less acidic (and harsh) than some wheatwines. A sweet, fruity, and surprisingly complex flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Wheatwine hasn't always been my favorite style, but Harvest Dance is a better example of one. Very drinkable and well done.

Photo of babaracas
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange, thick off white colored head, half inch remains, rings of thick lace down the glass. Smell: this is an odd mix... really phenolic... heavy on clove and band-aid; next estery... banana pudding (and vanilla coming in here); finally, hopping is soft tropical fruit and mild grassiness. Taste: sugary mango-banana pudding, citrus peel note, clove, wheat bread. Medium-plus bodied, sugary but no alcohol. Powdery banana thing becomes a bit much over the course of the 750ml. Enjoyable but an odd combo. Not much from the oak, if anything.

Photo of leroybrown10
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBungyo
4/5  rDev -0.7%

2009 bottle.

Complex nose. Spicy, a little cheese, sugar.

Lots of sugar up front when I finally taste, with tobacco from the old hops, caramel, and a dry finish. I'm enjoying this but it feels so close to either being bad or good but never commits to either.

Just a little lacing. After five years the carbonation was still strong and flavor interesting. I'm definitely glad I had this.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Hootie159
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of costanzo_mike
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ovaltine
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.95/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Rog_03
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i am really glad they made this one again. i have regretted not picking up a bottle since it was out last. this is a real cool beer, oddly light in palate and oddly dry for the style, unlike any wheatwine i have had before it. its also quite hoppy too, coming through almost as an ipa in that way, although more fruity than bitter for sure. the booze is warming but not sharp, and the wheat malt is fresh and flavorful, but also extremely light in weight. honey sweetness comes on mid palate, and the oak its finished on is really subtle, but mellows the edges nicely. i enjoy the dynamic nature of this, but also the fact the i can drink a whole glass of it without being full or sugared out. definitely the most unique expression of the style ive had, and maybe one of my favorites. bold beer again in the smokestack series. some of the best domestic beers out there have come from it.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.9/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.