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Harvest Dance - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 104
Gots: 131 | 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: 735 | Reviews: 286
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Harvest Dance is a very interesting beer. I am sharing with my neighbor...who is also a Boulevard fan. The beer pours a fully primed hazy copper with huge head that is only slightly lacing. The smell includes subtle spice and hop....along with a slight white wine aroma. The taste has hop and spice with a white wine overtone. The mouthfeel is good...the beer was super primed...like popping a bottle of Champaign. Overall it was a pleasure to try this beer and certainly would suggest it to anyone looking for something different.

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

huge white head arises from the deep orange brew. the head sticks around forever, forcing me to take a few minutes to pour this beer into an oversized snifter. laces very well too.

lots of wheat and hay with a big hop kick providing some juicy citrus.

again, big wheat and hay up front, but with an even bigger hop presence than in the aroma with plenty of juicy citrus and some herbal tea. a touch of honey sweetness and some corn syrup type sweetener. oak on the back end adds a bit of vanilla and some smoothness that lingers. as the beer warms, the oak comes through a bit more and the wheat tames a bit.

an explosive, yet somewhat smooth carbonation level is slightly too aggressive, but not terribly so.

one of the better wheatwines I have had. the excessive hops actually complement the flavors nicely and make for another very good installment in the smokestack series. I'm very happy
Boulevard has started distributing to MA.

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

25.4 fl oz brown bottle served in a goblet.
Batch number 01/2011, best by 06/2012.

Light copper in color with a slight haze. Dense, frothy, white head that measures an inch high; very nice retention. Some spotted lacing with decent strength.

Peppery pine and spruce; notes of saffron. The oak really comes through with dryness, hints of must, and a touch of white wine.

Bright, fresh citrus up front: lemon, lime, pear, apricot. Notes of oak and pinot grigio. The base is a pretty subdued, yet pleasant malt sweetness that really sits back and allows the citrus hops and oak to shine. Intense carbonation reinforces the dryness prior to a white wine alcohol presence.

Not quite full bodied; very active on account of the intense carbonation, but not offensive.

This one is a bit odd to me. It's pleasant enough; however, it drinks more like Tripel than a Wheatwine.

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

A - Gorgeous golden orange color with a gigantic, light, whispy, sticky, fluffy white head. Great retention that sticks around forever leaving a great lacing.

S - Starts with strong fruity (peach, apricot, pineapple, etc.), vanilla and caramel. Gives way to a nice balance of sweet malt and tropical and citrus fruit hops. Toward the finish, there is a great spiced aroma with maybe just a whiff of alcohol.

T - Similar to the nose. A good amount of fruit (peach, grapefruit, apricot, pineapple, etc.) along with vanilla, oak, sweet/candy flavors. Good amount of hops (fruity and floral especially). Hints of alcohol but overall quite well hidden.

M - Pretty light with about average carbonation. Fairly light and smooth.

D - Very complex with strong flavors coming out, but it is still quite drinkable. Alcohol and spice provide a bit of a kick, but they are balanced by the sweet flavors and smooth oakiness.

Notes: 2011 Batch 2. Pretty complex and delicious beer. Lots of fruitiness and oakiness with a good hop showing. I really enjoyed this overall, just well made and plenty of complex and subtle flavors. Well worth a try.

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On-tap at Whole Foods.

A- Pours a slightly hazy gold with a two finger head that slowly dissipates into a thin cap. A few lines of lacing are left behind.

S- Sweet wheat, banana, vanilla, clove and peppery spice as well as some tropical hops with pineapple and peach. Finishes with some booze and citrus notes.

T- Starts with tropical hops with mango, pineapple and peach, which is most likely from the citra dry hopping. Citrus hops are present as well orange and lemon zest. Banana, vanilla, wheat and peppery spice follow after with some light oak.

M- Medium carbonation and body. Slightly boozy finish which hurts the drinkability a bit.

O- Another great offering from the Smokestack Series. A nice amount of complexity and I like the addition of citra hops. Worth seeking out.

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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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