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Boulevard Smokestack Series: Harvest Dance Wheat Wine

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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1055) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2016
It pours dark golden with a fluffy slightly off white head. It has aromas of citrus highlighted by orange, a wheat profile with citrus fruit, vinous (white wine), and oak aromas. There are tropical fruit flavors, wheat, vinous (white wine) and oak. The combination of flavors is very complex and works well together. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16422) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle, 75cl corked. A golden beer, mostly clear, but with some micro floaties. Off-white finger thick head. The aromais on the fruity side, with white sugar, some grass and hay. There’s a decent bitterness in the mouth, it’s full-bodied and nicely carbonated, with some grass and hay in the mostly fruity flavor. Some white sugar too, but not in a sweet way. Lasting fruity finish. More of a tripel than a wheat wine this one. A decent one though. 160102

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (2260) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2016
Dark golden with a white head - Nice malt aroma with some wheat and some alcohol notes as well - Malt body with some fruity tones and some warming alcohol in the back - The malt and some heat goes into the finish - This was nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3782) - NORWAY - APR 29, 2016
Bottle, june 27th 2015. Dark golden body with an evolving white head. Aroma is wheaty, alcohol, mild fruity. Spices and herbs. Taste of yeast esters, notably banana, clove, bubble gum, mild sweet with a light malt character, a nice mild sourness kicks in cleaning up for a drier fruity finish. Quite a nice one this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a dark golden brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark malts, hops, and light bourbon. Flavors of sweet malts, hops, and nice bourbon notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
KRS/KØLF 020116. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, lime, fruit. Flavour is citrus, lime, fruit, yeast, wheat, wine, spices, wood. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10864) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle 750ml @ gunnfryd 50th birthday tasting
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, yeast, wheat, hint of banana and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, sweet, dried fruity and caramel finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2679) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle enjoyed at home
Copper, some haze, big light tanned head. Smell of wheat, fruity yeast esters, hay, cardemomme. Medium sweet, quite spicy at first, then som flour and wheat, fruity tendensies, apple and cardemomme. Oaky before it leaves with a nice finish. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5812) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
750 ml bottle. More than less clear golden body with a big, foamy white head. Smooth and nice aroma of citric fruit, wheat and spicy yeast. Flavor is sweet pale malt, wheat, citric fruit, mature fruit and decent bitterness with notes of wood towards the end. Fine balanced body and pleasant aftertaste that also have some notes of grapes. Alcohol is well hidden. Well made.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fuzzcro (207) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
My first experience with wheat wine. I will drink it again. This was a very pleasant brew....pours cloudy but the flavor is crisp and clear. Glad I tried it!

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