Harvest Dance
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Wheatwine
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 10.42%
Reviews:
308
Ratings:
522
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 11, 2019
Added:
Oct 30, 2009
Wants:
  117
Gots:
  140
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: 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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Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jul 11, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Yellow/orange color; very murky.

Huge white head; spotty lacing.

Pineapple & grapefruit in the nose; wow!

Medium mouthfeel.

Pineapple & grapefruit are joined by wheat & booze in the taste.

Not as mindblowing as the nose, or the draft version; still tastes like a delicious IIPA. Worthy.
Apr 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by hopley from Massachusetts

Jan 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by timontheroad from Colorado

Jul 13, 2017
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Reviewed by HopsAreDaMan from Missouri

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2015 Poured a frothy, off-white head (Lots of it), clear and golden in color ; strong aroma of wheat/bread; a lot going on in the flavor department, too much for my untrained palate to unravel, but I did get sweet, some sour, and definitely fruity; medium body, fizzy. Interesting beer, and I am glad I tried it, and there may be much in it that is lost on me, and, although this beer was a little too much like champagne for my tastes, EDIT this is something I would consider buying again, because, after tasting it again a few days later, I am impressed at how sweet it is, and how much I like it (although I don’t care for the tartness in it). I am upping the rating.
Jun 13, 2017
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a glowing, almost clear coppery amber, swimming with fine particulates amongst rising effervescence, producing a huge, 3+ fingers (so rapidly developing as to be difficult to pour), billowy, off-white, long lived head that leaves chunky motes, streaks & wisps of lace. Aroma is wheat, a wide assortment of sweet fruity esters: apple, banana, cherry, lemon, melon, orange, peach, pineapple and possibly others I can't define. I also detect some grapefruit & faint pine. Taste is sweet, heavy to wheat with some soda biscuit hints, yeast, fruity notes are numerous but are not as diverse as in the nose: heavy to orange, with fainter lemon, apple, peach & pineapple. Finishes semi-sweet, with a vinous dryness & some pepper, but more heavily to alcohol, spice (the alcohol portion of which is probably responsible for the dryness). Aftertaste is fruity, alcohol spice & bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with high carbonation, thick with chewy creaminess, alcohol warmth & spice. Many of the reviews I have read state that the alcohol is well hidden but I must respectfully disagree as I can detect it not only as warmth in the mouth & gut but also in the spiciness & bitterness that it produces.
Apr 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois

Feb 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Nov 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by psmith161 from Indiana

Oct 24, 2016
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Reviewed by zillarunner from Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
It's smoother than a baby's bottom. Another awesome beer. John Barleycorn would be proud (listen to the Traffic Version).
This is one of the beers we like to finish with.
Oct 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by Ctb6582 from Maryland

Oct 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri

Sep 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Narthax from Texas

Jun 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by monkeybeerbelly from New York

Jun 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Lance_Hathorn from Alabama

Jun 11, 2016
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: It pours dark golden with a fluffy slightly off white head.

Smell: It has aromas of citrus highlighted by orange, a wheat profile with citrus fruit, vinous (white wine), and oak aromas.

Taste: There are tropical fruit flavors, wheat, vinous (white wine) and oak. The combination of flavors is very complex and works well together.

Feel: It has a chewy feel, not as heavy as traditional as expected. It has alcohol warming with a dry finish.

Overall, it is a unique favorable beer complex in aromas and tastes that is slow drinking and quite tasty.
Jun 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.61 by darktronica from Indiana

May 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by oline73 from Maryland

May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by aufie from Texas

May 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by IckyT2012 from Florida

May 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Apr 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by aknalley from Texas

Apr 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.6 by redliner8 from Pennsylvania

Apr 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Apr 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.44 by hophugger from Virginia

Mar 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.45 by rderedin from Maine

Mar 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by herman77 from Minnesota

Mar 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.12 by dcotom from Iowa

Mar 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by GrimGuzzler from New Hampshire

Feb 22, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a medley of colors, yellow, gold, orange, light brown and red. Solid carbonation yielding one half inch of head. Aroma was a little bit of everything too, wheat, caramel, toffee, even some belgian stuff going on very understated.

Taste dropped some oxidized malt and citrus notes, kind of neat to get those two together, unexpectedly, ages well, a little bit of banana bread, vanilla, not overly malty another good summer wheatwine end of the night kind of beer. Not overly sweet like some.

Pretty cool, lighter body compared to your average barleywine, would bang again.
Feb 01, 2016
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours a clear amber with a two finger foamy white head. The head leaves tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aromas of banana, pineapple, candied sugar, and white pepper.

T - The taste is sweet malts and citrus upfront. The sweetness is followed by a nice hoppiness with a light peppery bite.

M - Medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel. Dry finish.

O - This is a very nice Wheatwine. Dangerously drinkable at 8.6%.
Jan 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Braseltonage from Missouri

Jan 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Dec 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.04 by CycleHops from Ohio

Dec 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.65 by ledouge from Virginia

Dec 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by hypnotoad1 from Virginia

Dec 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by dsshuck from Delaware

Nov 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Oct 31, 2015
Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 830 ratings