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Harvest Dance | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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

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Ratings: 825 |  Reviews: 306
Photo of GrimGuzzler
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
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.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
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%.

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Photo of Braseltonage
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CycleHops
3.04/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ledouge
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
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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Photo of JAck199
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure how old this 750ml has a best by june '15. Nice head pours chunky with a nice copper color.
nose has a faint white wine with light hop. Drinks smooth with a clean finish. Will buy again.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sathanas
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justme
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 30/8/15

A thick looking golden liquid, thick particles suspended throughout looks like jello, just a few bubbles but they pump out a two finger foam that has no retention and leaves zero lace

S candied pineapple, mango, peppery spice, banana chips, soapy bubblegum, wheaty cereal, some hay, and heaps of toffee, has a Belgian blond thing going for it, not getting much from the barrel aging other than a little wet wood and vanilla, smells pretty bad ass

T some oak comes out, still very fruity, spicy, grainy, faint Belgian influence that I'm not really sure plays a part in the actual ingredients, a little booze and a grassy, herbal thing that works well

M lighter side of heavy, fluffy but stops short of foam, very soft feel that I should expect from the style, faint heat and a little grit in the mouth but the lips stick together

O interesting brew with an amazing nose and follows through everywhere else, complex and intriguing, drinkable and unique

Its funny that this one has a BB date from last month and I doubt its even close to its peak, hops still evident, booze could mellow out further and I'm guessing everything will mesh together down the road better then today. Not a cheap bottle of beer but I might grab another to sit on for a few years as this ones sparked my interest.

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Photo of Decker
3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Medium clarity gold, off white head good lacing.

Aroma/Flavor: Light booze, toffee, and some fruit/bubblegum notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium+ bodied, not too sticky. Not too much booze.

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Photo of allenson21
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerinmybelly
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Orange transparent body, off white head that pours huge, fades slow, and laces extensively.

S - Grain nose, peppery, minerality, a hint of floral hops.

T - Fruit and nutty bread flavors, floral grassy hints, and a slightly bitter close.

M - Clean and moderate. Given the ABV, I expected more clinging weight or warmth or burning, but this is deceptively easy to drink.

O - An interesting beer, with novel hopping that delivers a unique combination of flavors. I'll pick this up again when it comes around.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Golden ale with a copper tinge, a slight cloud and lots of soda like carbonation. Topped with 2 fingers of vanilla tinged head, the brew leaves a sticky lacing.

Amazing scent. Been so long since I've had anything from Boulevard, yet its reminiscent of other brews by them. I get a Belgian fruitiness, candied lemon and phenols, much like a strong pale Belgian ale. Creme brulee in the most gentle way, nothing harsh as the scents meld together perfectly. Perhaps a hint of nail polish.

Wow. The scent is on the tongue but is so powerfully up front and centre, like a sudden in your face close up. Belgian yeasts, phenols, pineapple jam, perhaps a hint of Brett, nail polish, some creme brulee. Light sweetness, little burn in the throat. Alcohol well hidden on the tongue. Fruity and floral.

So light for its true ABV. Still some weight to it, little carbonation, but smooth and light in texture. Dry finish.

My wife picked this up at Bruis'in Ales in Asheville, and flew it all the way to Chiang Mai,Thailand where I am drinking it. Amazing brew. Highly recommended. Drank August 9th, 2015.

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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 825 ratings
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