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Harvest Dance - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

734 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 734
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 103
Gots: 130 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bort11 on 10-30-2009

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
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Ratings: 734 | Reviews: 285
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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1/2 growler filled at DeCicco's in Armonk, NY

Hazed darker orange amber, moderate head, that leaves a tiny bubble film and fine strands of lace.

Spiced up nose with cinnamon glowing through.

Spice, fruit, complexity all in a lower carbonated flavor bomb. Notes of more cinnamon, ripe bananas and pineapple, mild red hot candies. Well crafted and quite enjoyable. Nice mellow dessert/night capper kinda brew

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. Best by date on back label. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear straw gold with 1-2 fingers of big-bubbled, ivory head, decent retention, and scraps of lacing.

S: Citrus and herbal-grassy, touch of lemon with pale malt, grainy, slightly tangy wheat background. Yeast esters contributed to the fruitiness and lend some peppery, lightly phenolic aromas.

T: Very refreshing for its size with grainy, slightly sweet pale malt up front cut with medium bitterness with varied flavor of lemon, lime, grapefruit, honeysuckle, and hay. Yeast esters bring some apple and pear flavors along with a mildly spicy, peppery finish. Alcohol is well-hidden.

M: Light and highly carbonated which help with the bigger ABV to keep it drinkable.

O: I enjoyed this beer, although I think they could cut another percent off of the ABV and really have something to put in their seasonal lineup to rival Tank 7 and Long, Strange Tripel. Another winner from Boulevard.

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3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells like a hefeweizen, tastes like a tripel.

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4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

February 17, 2015

750 ml bottle, snifter

A – Deep gold, starting to turn to amber, moderately hazy. About an inch of white froth that fades very slowly.

S – Hops are very strong, with aromas of passion fruit, guava, lime, grass, and some peppery spice. In the background there is a sweet, malty backbone, some grainy bread, as well as fruity esters, a hint of pear. Some white wine-like acidity, perhaps from the barrel.

T – Flour and grainy bread dough, malty sweet, and musky green grapes. Hops are only moderate, again with guava and citrus and a bit of lime. The alcohol is present, providing a mild bite. Hop bitterness is low but evident in the finish.

M – Highly carbonated, very sudsy and enveloping of the tongue, and medium-full in body. Dry throughout with almost no residual sweetness. Bitterness is low, only obvious in the finish.

O – Love the way this beer feels, and the French oak adds a lot of character without overwhelming it. Much like a heavier version of saison or biere de garde, seems very Belgian in inspiration. Excellent.

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3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulevard wheat wine style ale

Poured into a wine glass

A - a cloudy orange brown, three finger off white foamy head and a tiny bit of lacing

S - wheat, citrus (especially orange), strong malt note, very floral, nice slight hop note, Belgian yeast, citrus rind, sugar

T - straight bitterness up front, wheat, lots of Belgian yeast, hops, orange, grapefruit, no alcohol to speak of, wood, slight sugar, very grainy, lots of tropical like notes, tastes like a spring/summer day

M - medium body, decent balance, ok complexity, very carbonated, medium plus acidity and a very long citrusy bitter finish

D/O - light, easy to drink, very fruity but with tons of bitterness and carbonation. Very spring and summer type ale.

Final thought - $9 is a little high for the quality but the abv is very nice and almost undetectable in the ale which is nice and not nice

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4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.99/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good and unique wine wheat styled beer. It's very smooth going down and the taste is splendid. A personal favorite of mine.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.23/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 734 ratings.