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Harvest Dance - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

622 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 622
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 98
Gots: 98 | 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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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of caramelized malt with some toffee notes and some residual sugars is enticing. Taste is dominated by caramelized malt with some grainy notes of wheat and some residual sugars with light aftertaste of toffee. Body is about average with good carbonation and light warming alcohol notes. Very flavorful beer but slightly lacking in terms of complexities.

09-02-2014 20:07:32 | More by Phyl21ca
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

This one pours a very rich golden color that is rather clear and has an extremely, rich, ridiculously this head that settles slowly to pebble sized bubbles with moderate lacing.

The nose is fairly fruity, bready and spicy with notes of oranges, bay leaves and alcohol.

The taste is best described as compressed. The flavor is more bitter than you would expect in wheat style. IT attacks the palate with bitterness and alcohol that then fades to scrumptiously good tastes. The hopping is bitter, sharp and falls off clean to a nice bready dry malt finish and an alcohol warming to the stomach.

The moutfeel is rich and effervescent, quick sharp bubbling with a nice palate coating finish.

Overall this one is exceptional and unique. I am really liking it.

Pairing with gourmet popcorn. 2 parts salted butter 1 part extra virgin olive oil, Gruyere cheese, garlic powder, sea salty and spicy Mediterranean mix for bread dipping.

09-01-2014 20:19:01 | More by AtrumAnimus
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

09-01-2014 20:15:58 | More by Hellpop65
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Bstewart214


1.08/5  rDev -73.2%

08-31-2014 19:32:49 | More by Bstewart214
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-29-2014 20:57:46 | More by Wobbly
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SatchmoCuham

Missouri

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%

08-22-2014 14:20:00 | More by SatchmoCuham
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Smileitsfreetobehappy

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-18-2014 02:22:14 | More by Smileitsfreetobehappy
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KG710

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-13-2014 06:23:19 | More by KG710
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-21-2014 03:14:31 | More by SuperHop18
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

07-19-2014 01:28:12 | More by SHODriver
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-18-2014 17:27:54 | More by jbriggs7
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-18-2014 15:16:36 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-17-2014 18:10:07 | More by inspektor
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nlmartin

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-01-2014 12:32:38 | More by nlmartin
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -38%

06-28-2014 00:16:57 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Mbpike

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -25.6%

06-28-2014 00:12:11 | More by Mbpike
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Brutaltruth

Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

06-27-2014 23:14:37 | More by Brutaltruth
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

06-26-2014 00:08:48 | More by buschbeer
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-24-2014 05:32:19 | More by Jspriest
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-23-2014 00:50:04 | More by Sammy
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-23-2014 00:37:43 | More by mltobin
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-22-2014 21:33:58 | More by liamt07
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-22-2014 18:03:57 | More by jrenihan
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thufflife

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-19-2014 17:18:50 | More by thufflife
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-17-2014 02:54:13 | More by wrightst
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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.