Harvest Dance | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#3,525
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
826
pDev:
10.42%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
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118
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 826 |  Reviews: 306
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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Photo of smb71481
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mush
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TEdubbaD
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of aratcliffe
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of VictorsValiant
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prospero
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Voonder
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden yellow in colour, cloudy with gorgeous white head which dissipated rather quickly. Smell not very strong, wheaty, some coriander and orange peel. Very earthy. Taste is still wheaty, slightly citrusy, but bitterness comes quickly and finishes off with strong warm alcohol (which is there in a good way). Not as complex as I would've liked, but still solid beer fitting the style pretty good. Mouthfeel is pretty thin to me, carbonation is on the spot though. Overall, pretty good beer, don't think will go that way soon, will try to get something else of the style.

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Photo of leefx
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Always an interesting style! Pours a rich gold with a little orange and a touch of haze. Topped with 1.5 fingers of frothy white head that lasts a while. Light orchard and citrus fruits, some musty old barrel, and some spicy yeast notes on the nose. Taste has a ton of sweet citrus fruit, some dried tropical fruit mix, some sweet wheaty malts but the finish comes in somewhat dry and clean. Great stuff and interesting (as I expect from a wheatwine).

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

Photo of bcm75
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of macpapi
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice lighter orange color with a full, white head. Lots of bubble retention.

Very nice and full aroma. Wheat and tropical fruits--mango, papaya--are noted. Also a bit of a citrus presence from the hops. This beer has a definite tropical aura.

Taste is strong, deep, sweet, and fruity. The fresh wheat flavor is not terribly full in body, but the remainder of the taste options really help to flesh out this beer's overall character. Hops, citrus, tropical fruits, and alcohol potency are all noted at some point of the swallow. There is a bit going on here.

Mouthfeel is defined by moderate carbonation and the sharp and biting presence of hop and citrus essences.

Overall, this is a damn good beer. A sipper, no doubt. If you let it warm a bit in the glass, you will be exposed to its full and complex array of impressive attributes. This is a great example of what the style can be and a good beer to open, pour, sit back and relax while giving yourself time to appreciate it.

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Photo of Lupigrant
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Very clean and nice wheat wine. Hard to believe the high alcohol in this.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an orange body with two finger head and lace patches. Citrusy, lemon peel aroma that gives off that bubblegum and clove vibe I get from wheat ales along with hints of wood and booze. A fuller, fluffier wheat body with touches of oak make the beer very smooth going down the hatch. There are notes of tropical fruit (pineapple and mango are only two that I seem to recognize) and malt sweetness (caramel, toffee, maybe dark fruits) balanced in the beer and finishes dry, somewhat hoppy and spicy.

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Photo of chrisjws
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fairly clear, apricot-golden color with a lasting thick white head. Refreshingly light and fruity aroma with peaches, banana, honey and hefeweizen yeast all carrying over to the taste. Syrupy mouthfeel and peppery prickliness in the aftertaste. A very pleasant beer.

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Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 826 ratings