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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some citrus, vanilla and grapes. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some citrus, grapes and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (1097) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2015
750 ml bottle pours a hazy Amber color with a small white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, sweet malt. Full bodied, a nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5939) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Murky amber with a tall, foamy tan head. Aroma is big floral hops and yeast with fruit notes, malt and soft wine notes. Taste is floral hops, tropical fruit, white wine, yeast, malt, light grains and oak. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Slightly dry during the finish while the alcohol comes forth a bit. Ends with more floral hops, big fruit, yeast, malt notes, white wine, oak and grains.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2015
One year old 750 ml bottle, about 3 months past is BB date. Pours clear apircot withe white, bubbly head. On the nose I get lots of peach, tropical fruit and some wheaty bubblegum notes, vanilla some hoppy citrus whiffs that remind me of Tank 7 farmhouse ale. Taste is peachy wheat malt, some astringency on the finish. Bitterness makes it drink a bit like Tripel. Nice beer, unique. Not much oak and the hops have surely faded. Wish I drank it fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1292) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 19, 2015
In the continued spirit of pairing beer reviews with music, I wrote my review of Harvest Dance with Bell Witch’s "Bails (of Flesh)." A great fit, I think. Band and brewer alike package their goods with reaper imagery, and use the reaper conceptually. Each makes you marvel at how something so heavy can be so enjoyable. Alright, let’s venture away from the music comparison for a moment. Harvest Dance has more Belgian influence than Barleywine influence. If you can be okay with that, you’ll probably like the tropical fruit flavors, oak-like vinous notes, and surprisingly smooth body. So yes, Harvest Dance is different. Still, Boulevard tries to warn you. Wheat Wine sounds unique from Barleywine - handy for marketing purposes. As it turns it, it is altogether different. For me, that’s a great thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1555) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle. A- Bubblegum, subtle hops, citrus. A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white foamy head. T- Bubblegum, pepper, spices. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, soft finish. O- Definitely unlike any barleywine I’ve ever had, by far. Way more like a tripel for me. Granted this bottle was 2 months past the best by date but I felt like all that really impacted was the tone of the Citra and Hallertau hops. Not a bad beer but for the style and my preference it was as bit of a sad story.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reggiedunlop (3636) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Pours a clear golden orange with a huge white head...decent lacing...light sediment throughout. Aroma has soft stone and citrus fruits and honey...mild booziness. Flavor follows suit and has nice subtle oak, vanilla and underlying orange blossom and apricot...delicious. Mouthfeel is full and silky with a dry earthy/oaky finish that warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeLovesHops (12) - - AUG 2, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2015 Poured a frothy, off-white head (Lots of it), clear and golden in color ; strong aroma of wheat/bread; a lot going on in the flavor department, too much for my untrained palate to unravel, but I did get sweet, some sour, and definitely fruity; medium body, fizzy. Interesting beer, and I am glad I tried it, and there may be much in it that is lost on me, and, although this beer was a little too much like champagne for my tastes, EDIT this is something I would consider buying again, because, after tasting it again a few days later, I am impressed at how sweet it is, and how much I like it (although I don’t care for the tartness in it). I am upping the rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
. The beer pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a medium off-white head that evaporates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, citrus and spice. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, citrusy hops, spice and a touch of oak. The finish is fruity with a wheaty malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1663) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle to taster Wheat, grapes, wood, and yeast. Yellowish amber with a bright light white head. Wheat, yeast, lemon, a touch of booze.

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