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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
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; batch 2012-1, best before 6/2013. Pours cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge lemon zest, orange zest, pineapple, tangerine, peach, pear, honey, wheat, bread, light pine, floral, grass, and herbal. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity hop notes with a moderate malt balance. Taste of big lemon zest, orange zest, peach, tangerine, pineapple, pear, floral, wheat, bread, pine, grass, and herbal earthiness. Fair amount of floral citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, floral, pine, wheat, bread, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of citrus and tropical hop complexity; with a solid malt balance still showcasing hop flavors; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic wheatwine style. Fantastic balance and complexity of citrus and tropical hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Corked bottle...poured in Corsendonk chalice. Bought locally in Denver (Mayfair).
Significant pop...pours gold with large head. Quite a bit of floating particulates, even from first pour of a settled bottle.
Aroma of scones, wheat, mango yogurt, tropical citrus, shaved #2 pencils.
Significant carbonation...modest mouthfeel with some tingly elements.
Flavors of a rich wheat beer with some funky fruit and slight bitter notes. Big amber malt, mango rind, bitter hops and/or alcohol hotness and/or pepper esters. Let me give it 5 minutes...
OK...at least 15 minutes into this bottle...nice head remains on slightly cloudy gold-copper colored wheat wine. Bread and slight tropical fruit aroma. Flavors are rich, complex, intriguing...bitter, tropical fruit rind, creamy malts, a touch of lemon and hay...different and intriguing. Not for everyone, but I find this fun enough...9.5%, rich and creamy helps. A robust load of malts, hops and oak aging...some funky fruit rind...oooh baby...esters galore...different from the wheat wines I've had in the past, but that's OK...nicely done.

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3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml, bottled January 2012, so about a year old.

A: Pours a clear gold body with an enormous white head.

S: Belgian yeast esters and light tropical notes from the hops meld in the aroma. Pineapple notes are most prominent, along with vanilla and mild wheat.

T: Marshmallow, pineapple, light oaky bitterness, cakey yeast, a bit of orange peel.

M: Frothy carbonation, light-bodied.

O: Sort of an odd choice to use a Belgian yeast strain for a wheatwine, but this tastes pretty good.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle: This one pours a cloudy, slightly orange tinged golden color. There was a huge frothy head on it that lingers awhile and leaves a little lacing. The nose is wheaty and bready. Maybe some spice and grassiness also. The taste is good. Wheat, some spiciness, bready, a bit dry. Perhaps some lighter fruits in the background. A bit of Saison-like characteristics to it. This is a really good beer.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - dark orange with a huge, white head that has great retention and leaves great lacing on the glass

S - tropical fruit, spicy hops, some herbal aromas

T - spicy hops, tropical fruit, apricots, wheat, some yeast, alcohol, faintly herbal, bitter finish

M - medium bodied, warming alcohol, crisp but well carbonated

This was a really impressive beer. I'm not a huge fan of wheatwines, but this one has depth, character, and a really tremendous flavor profile. I thought for 9% the ABV was well hidden and only added warmth and body. The fruit and hop flavors are tremendous. They alone make this worth trying. In all this is a really good beer. It's impressive and worth your time.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This was a 750 ml poured into a pint glass.

It pours orange with a frothy head with large bubbles. It smells fruity and bready but my review does not give its fragrance justice because it has a quite pleasing aroma. It has a pleasant fruit taste...maybe apricots and a nice yeast character. Being such a weird style of beer it has a nicely balanced body and great carbonation with what I would call amazing lacing. I would highly recommend this beer to pretty much everyone including people who don't like beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft at Duckworths. Bright yet foggy good pour. Frothy white head. Stuck to the glass a bit.

Aroma, quite a bit of orange and lemon zest. Some wheaty breadiness.

Taste, Some bready and woody malt, bunch of citrus and fruitcake to support. Some light lemongrass and lighter earthy Italian spice notes. Seems to have some Saison flair to it.

The wheat malt is nice and mouth filling. Actually seems pretty light, almost creamy carbonation. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Dangerously drinkable. Mouthfeel is the highlight for me.
I've liked my wheat wines a little sweeter, but fertainly worth trying.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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