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Boulevard Smokestack Series: Harvest Dance Wheat Wine

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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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 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 (1625) - 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 (1825) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12903) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle - Sweet boozy, stone fruit and syrupy. Clearish gold with a decent white head. Sweet stone fruit and a sweet syrupy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Somewhere between a saison and hefe and barley wine. Yum, light nodied and crushable. Lots of citrus, fruit, spice, and big sweetness. Awesome label too

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1693) - Bodř, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle at home. Has a cloudy light amber color with a compact, off-white head. Fruity aroma with tropical fruits, spices, citrus, pale malt and hay. The flavor mirrors the aroma, is sweet with additional tones of alcohol, honey and fruit in the background. Has a full body, slick mouth feel and a light bitterness. A rich and fruity BW.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1762) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2015
Clear, medium golden body with a white, long-lived head that laces the glass well. Quite strong aroma that to my surprise is very Belgian. In addition there are fruits, spices and light hops. The flavour is strong, and has the same Belgian yeasty feel as the aroma. Also spices, sweet fruits, strawberries and peach, and banana in the back. Medium body, dry texture, moderate carbonation. Very enjoyable.
[75 cl bottle shared with Svensenga smak & behag]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fellebag (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
75cl bottle. Small white layer, hazy yellow color. Aroma is wheat, sugar, honey, butter, coriander, citrus, peach. Sweet taste, thorough, tough and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2015
On tap at Reds Alehouse. Orange and clear appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of bready malts, citrus and tropical fruits, oak, light vanilla and light toffee/caramel. Similar flavor. Medium to full body with a fluffy, creamy mouth feel and soft carbonation. Pretty tasty overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
c1raider (135) - New York, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Saison meets champagne, nice beer for a cool summer eve. Would buy again but not soon. Lemon, fall spices, orange, heavy carbonation

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