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Harvest Dance - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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724 Ratings
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Ratings: 724
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 103
Gots: 127 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: golden-orange in color, hazy, 2 inch huge head, high carbonation

Smell: citrus rind, earth, alcohol

Taste: very citrusy--orange and lemons, pale malts, caramel and noticeable alcohol

Mouthfeel: bitter—slight sweetness at the end, high carbonation, light bodied for the style

Overall: An above average to OK wheatwine. I have been blown away by some wheatwines I have tasted, but this is not one of them. I would be really curious though to try this with some age. I will say the whole time I was drinking this I was thinking--I have had better in the style--yet I want more...I want more.

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4.92/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this from 2beerornot2beer in the Blind Beer Round 6 BIF.

A: Pours a beautiful murky apricot gold color. There is a huge white puffy head that just refuse to go away. There is some really great lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: Smells of some funk, apricot, citrus, wheat, and fresh cut grass. Even though it’s funky, there are some really bright notes in this beer as well. I’m very impressed.

T: The taste is wonderful. It starts off sharp and clean with some citrus and grains. The funkyness (brett?) comes on strong and lasts throughout, but it’s never overwhelming. There is an underlying sweetness that is perfect for this beer.

M: Medium bodied beer. This beer is sweet, crisp, funky, and finishes dry. The flavors don’t last on the palate, but maybe that’s best for this beer. It begs you to drink some more.

O: I‘m sincerely impressed with this beer. The play between funk and sweetness is spot on. I love the earthy notes in this beer, and I love the crisp citrus. This beer is pretty darn good.

Photo of RyanLigeia
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- A hazy bright golden orange color with a huge white foamy head that stays for WAY longer than youd expect from a beer with such a high alchohol content.

Smell- Smells fantastic. Very potent smell of oak and citrus. Pretty unique but blends nice.

Taste- Same as the smell but heavier on the citrus side of things this time. You can taste the booze in it but its not as overpowering as you'd expect for a 9.1%.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied with very high carbination. Still goes down pretty smooth despite the carbination and high abv.

Overall- I like it a lot. If I'm gonna spend the $10 I might take a gamble on something else in that price range instead of buying this one again though.

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orangish yellow color with a nice 1 finger head that retreats to form a thin white layer on the top. Smells sweet with lots of wheat, some lemon, and some bubblegum. The taste follows the nose really well. Starts off with some honey flavors that are mixed in with some wheat malts. Mixed in is a lot of bubblegum with some more of the honey and a touch of molasses. I am not too familiar with this style, however this is a delicious beer. It is an amped up wheat beer that was a nice change of pace for me.

Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 724 ratings.