Harvest Dance | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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824 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:
824
Reviews:
306
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.4%
 
 
Wants:
117
Gots:
140
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 824 |  Reviews: 306
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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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
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%.

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

Photo of MDDMD
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CycleHops
3.04/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ledouge
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

A slow pour still generates a three finger head that climbs over the top of my glass and down to the table. The head is a soft wheat colored light tan. Body is a glowing amber that is more on the orange side of the tone. Lots of dots of lace are left behind. Nose is zesty with a solid spice and grainy profile. There is a bit of hop life on the aroma as well. This beer has a lovely crispness as the wheat, hops and spice all team together nicely up front. As you drink some ammonia and dandelion characteristics develop on the buds. Even further down the palate it comes off kind of like cleaning solution but not harsh. Some orange rind and lemon zest are there as well. Mouthfeel is crisp and well refreshed. This is a super drinkable brew with well hidden alcohol and unique style.

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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.04 out of 5 based on 824 ratings.
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