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RATINGS: 1353   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2179) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma consisting of citrus, spice, bubblegum, hay and bread. The taste is sweet and yeasty with a mild, but nice, hop presence and some light alcohol. Medium body with lively carbonation. Excellent saison, though at this abv, it’s hard to call it a refresher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OzarkElmo (303) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 Pours a sizable white, fluffy head. Hazy gold with many light flakes floating about. Aroma of grass, light citrus notes, and spice. Yeast evident, as is carbonation, with lacing remaining strong to the finish. Well-balanced, flavorful and tart on the tongue. Finishes dry and bitter - very nice. Smokestack Series never disappoints!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3524) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
12 oz bottle. Foggy orange brown with white froth and speckles. Nose is lemon pith, honeydew, clover and white pepper. Medium light with fuzzy carb; a bit oily. Taste is green banana, yeast, citrus zest and peach skin. Some interesting touches; very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1931) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2011
12oz bottle from Archers. Another great brew from Boulevard. Pours a nice light golden- slight haze and a fluffy white head- some lace. Aroma is nice floral hops, fresh bread, doughy grassy and hay notes, slight farmhouse- but not funky just fresh grain and hops- good clean spicy saison profile. Flavor is doughy clean fresh hay, bready pils, slight orange fruity esters, wheat and dough, with a green and floral fresh hoppiness. Clean dry refreshing finish- very nice Saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2011
aromatic spice clobbers present funk, grassy balance brings a fresh and salty sea breeze. excellent but far from protruding hop presence. appearance is moderately polished gold. HUGE carb, big legs everywhere, what a beautiful mess! flavor is warming booze later, up front extremely spicy, distinct telcherry. light pleasant bitter end, huge lemon rind, some tropical fruit waves in and out and alludes even to coconut. overall yeast is more of a backbone then star (surprise) and hops show varied character from aroma to sip, another amazing saison from boulevard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4920) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Opaque yellow and very well carbonated. Powerful aroma of hops. Flavor has some sweetness but this is the most intensely hopped saison I have ever had, coming very close to a pale ale, with the yeast keeping it in Belgian character. Alcohol is much too high but still, this works even if it is unusual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2011
375ml bottle from birchstick. Pours a cloudy golden yellow that, upon further inspection, shows tons of tiny particles floating around. The head billows up to the top of the glass and races back down to a clump in the middle leaving good lacing. Aroma is great with lots of sweet tart apples and apricot alongside earthy Belgian yeast. There is a definite juicy citrus character in the nose as well as a light alcohol burn. The taste is earthier than the nose up front, spicy with Belgian yeast. The backbone of yeast is supported by lemony hops and green apples. Dry, musty finish. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated, light to medium bodied for the style. Dry and hoppy in the finish. This is an excellent saison, definitely one of the best from the US. Hoppy, almost in the Belgian IPA category. Another great beer from the Smokestack series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear yellow - white head. Fruity, light malty, peppery, smooth body, wheaty, orange, light hoppy, zesty, light bitterness. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (3374) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2011
From December 2010 tasting notes. Bottle. Pour was hazy straw with a fluffy white head. Aroma was musty, fruity undertone and citrus. Flavor was yeast/bread, fruity, orange peel, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30260) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2011
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of hops, straw, malt, and lemon. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemon and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

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