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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Harvest Dance Wheat Wine

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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Our Harvest Dance Wheat Wine is a celebration of John Barleycorn’s cousin wheat, the great staple crop of Middle America. Wheat wines are a somewhat recent stylistic development, akin to barleywines in strength, but brewed with a large portion of wheat malt, which provides a soft mouthfeel to balance the big body of these warming brews. We add a generous helping of Hallertau and Citra hops, and age the beer on both French and American oak, resulting in a beer that opens up with a warming burst of tropical fruit flavors, adding subtle Sauvignon Blanc notes before rounding slowly to a dry, oaky finish. This is a perfect beer for sharing with friends and family as we gather together for the fall and winter holidays. Pairs well with aged cheeses or seasonal squash and pumpkin dishes.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2332) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Draft at one mile house NYC . More of a wheat wine then a barley wine. Very nice delicate flavor with a booZy richness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March madness 2015. Aroma is weak but the beer is interesting with a good blend of fruity notes, oak, malt and hops. Well done twist. It is drier than I would expect a wheat wine to be, compared to say aventinus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March Madness 2015 - I would not consider this a barley wine ale Although it has a few of the same charateristics, it is not malty and tastes very wheaty. It is a wine style, but that is as far as I would go. Nothing offensive about this beer, but since I am not a fan of wheat beers, nothing to write home about either.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (994) - USA - MAR 10, 2015
Cloudy golden with a thick white head. Aroma is wheat with a bit of barnyard. Flavor is light, what with a relatively bright finish. Very effervescent with a crisp finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (470) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Nose is big oak/vanilla/coconut, pineapple, and pear. Flavor is same with oak and fruity hop flavors dominating. Very good and unique

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1245) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Tap. Pours a hazy amber with a layer of thin fleeting head. Aroma and taste of wheat, caramel, some dark fruits, hint of booze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3870) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Total Wine, Fairfax bottle: Pours alightly hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is a good amount of tropical fruit, slight spicy notes, a bit of wood, and a hint of booze. Taste and small is a bit like a Belgian Strong Ale. It be a little sweet. The wood is noticeable. The finish is dry and minerally. Aftertaste is sweet again. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (978) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Draft pour at Elliott bay pizza. Pours a golden b orange color with a thin oily head. Very unique barleywine in my opinion. Doesn’t taste strong at all. Soft apples on the aroma. Light, orangey citrus fruit, slightly floral, and a light apple finish. Nice beer. Enjoyed this a ton.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
climberbob (232) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Golden amber w lots of white head. Slightly pungent grassy aroma. Medium dry. Distinct hop bitterness Well put together beer but not my preferred style w the stronger hop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4313) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Cotton candy, apricots, lemon zest aroma. Hazy amber, huge billowy yellow head. Dry, apricot and lemon zest. Lemongrass finish. Weizen yeast is obvious, but there’s a surprising amount of hops.


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