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RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment that’s just a bit persnickity. Here at Boulevard it’s fermenter number seven, the black sheep of our cellar family. Ironically, when our brewers were developing variations on a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale, the perfect combination of elements came together in that very vessel. You could call it fate, but they called it Tank 7, and so it is. Beginning with a flavorful surge of fruity aromatics and hoppy, grapefruit notes (Amarillo hops), this complex, straw-colored ale finishes long, dry and spicy.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2010 750 Corked bottle. cloudy gold large white head, good retention., yeast, bretts, citrus in aroma. comlpex aroma really nice. some pepper, hops. medium carbonation, a bit slick on the tongue nice balanced bitter finish. tart flavor, yeasty fruity not overpowering.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Another solid bottle from Andrew. Nose is full of nice grain, Belgian hops, grassy yeast and even, cereal grains. Flavor is much the same - not entirely Saison-tasting, but the Belgian Pale notes are very pleasing: the cereal takes over, there’s some light butterscotch and red apple peel, and more grassiness. I think I could dink this weekly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2010
On tap at Three Floyds. Cloudy brownish-yellow pour with a white head. Aroma was spicy, floral, and yeasty. Taste was good- dry, yeast, coriander, light fruit, light hops. Great lacing.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bostondoug1981 (85) - fort worth, Alabama, USA - MAY 5, 2010
on tap at gman pours a pretty golden color large billowy head. smell was spice and yeast. flavor had same spices as scent but very lil flavor reminds me of a cideresque drink was not impressed

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2315) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Pours a hazy golden color with a massive pillowy head that persists. Can’t possibly look any better. Notes of honey, clover, corn, citrus, wheat, earth, and spices. Creamy semi sweet mouthfeel and decent finish length. More of an American interpretation of the style but it works for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2182) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
750 ml bottle from Soonah. Thanks John. Pours a cloudy dark yellow color with a big white head that has fair retention and great sticky lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength with pears, straw, spicy yeast and a touch of grapefruit. The flavor is similar to the nose. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. The finish is long and dry. Overall: A very tasty saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 26, 2010
On tap. Poured pale copper with a fizzy white head. The aroma was lots of spice with a bit of yeast and some citrus hops. The flavor was peppery with yeast and light citrus. Mouthfeel was thin and dry with maybe a bit too much carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1584) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2010
750 ml bottle courtesy of Soonah. Pours straw colored gold with a 1" creamy white head. Aroma is light spice, citrus and some barnyard funk. Light to medium body with a dry crispness. Good amount of fizzy carbonation. Flavor is a nice mix of citrus hop, light spice and faint malt. A little Belgian yeast gives it some earthy funk.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
courtesy of mreusch, thanks! nice sweet, earthy, refreshing saison! this would be perfect for a sweltering day in the midwest! very citrusy, and very sweet, especially compared to their saison w/brett. like a cooling, alcoholic candy elixer, who needs sparks when you can have this? it has all the same qualities and a lot more quality!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1149) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
Bottled sample from Happy Harrys. Was excited to share this with Piscator. Probably my favourite Saison to date. Would like to try more. Nice spicy taste. Nicely carbonated.


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