Harvest Dance | Boulevard Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
823 Ratings
Harvest DanceHarvest Dance
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

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

Added by bort11 on 10-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
823
Reviews:
305
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.4%
 
 
Wants:
117
Gots:
140
For Trade:
1
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Photo of mothmanscott
4.08/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zillarunner
4.85/5  rDev +20%
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.

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Photo of Ctb6582
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hman43
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of darktronica
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalsnota
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aknalley
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of redliner8
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.44/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of herman77
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrimGuzzler
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.04 out of 5 based on 823 ratings.
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