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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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2428) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
Pours a bright golden copper colour with a thin off white head that dies instantly. The aroma is rich and zesty with light tart hop aromas, lemon zest, orange rind and slightly spicy hops. Toasted wheat malts, biscuity and caramel malts up front with light sweetness. Tart, a bit musty and dry on the finish with moderate bitterness. Light alcohol presence on the finish. Very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (242) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Poured from a 750cc bottle. Huge yellow head leaving lots of lacing. Clear amber with lots of particulate. Nose is bread, banana, citrus, cloves, grass, and oak. Flavour is bread, caramel, tropical fruit, spices, barnyard, and notes of orange peel. Effervescent carbonation with medium body. Very nice wheat wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (245) - Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2015
amber color with about 2 fingers of fluffy off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is heavy yeast and bread. Flavor is big bread, grain, and some wood and caramel notes. fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CObiased (335) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2015
Bomber - pours a big fluffy head with a darker golden haziness and plenty of carbonation - almost effervescent. Aroma is similar to a hefeweizen full of tropical fruits. A mouthfeel is soft and bready. Obviously a big wheat flavor presence is dominant, however complementary to banana, papaya and breadfruit flavors. Upfront is bread then fruit then a spice then hop and then a long finish of crisp blonde ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1524) - CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Pours hazy (first glass) to heavily particulate-laden (last glass) pale gold with one finger of soapy white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, patchy moderate lacing. (3/5) Nose is doughy wheat, mild banana and other fruit, oak, lightly boozy. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, very mild tart. (7/10) Medium body, soft carbonation, slightly oily, dry and slightly boozy finish. (4/5) Not hot, but gently warming, particularly in the belly. Despite the moderately high IBU (42) I’m not getting a lot of identifiable hop character, and the bitterness is quite mild and well-integrated into the overall profile. Quite drinkable despite the beefy ABV. (15/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4029) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2015
750 ml bottle from Boise Co-op. Pours out with a beautiful fluffy head, cloudy amber body with lots of particulates. Nice bready aroma, thick and heady. Taste comes out stronger, still bready, but with a lot of body behind it. Smoother than the average BW, ABV hides well in the background. Burn comes on very late, in the stomach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Poured an Amber color with a large, frothy white head. Aroma was sweet and a touch boozy. Yeast, bubblegum, oak, wheat and some earthy notes. Soft on the palate and sweet. Oak and various fruits. Drinkable for Abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2015
Draft sampler pours amber with a tan head. Aroma of grain, dried fruit and some citrus. Taste is sweet, fruit and oak.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2015
From Kansas City, Missouri to Eugene, Oregon. The beer was like nothing I have ever tasted before. It is so hard to describe, so I won’t even try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
revoltingblob (45) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Poured from bottle. Nice color & aroma. Great taste. Definitely going to buy this again

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