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RATINGS: 1138   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2472) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle, hazy amber-gold. clasic funky nose with hints of apple and hops, crisp with a chewy body and a bitter edge. Nice example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1370) - Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle as an extra in trade. Forget who. Thanks. I’ve had this sitting for a bit so I’m 9 days past the Best By date. Didn’t seem to matter. This was good stuff. Pours hazy yellow with a massive fluffy whir head. Aroma of hay, yeasties, barnyard, very straight forward. Flavor is very nice and refreshing. Yeast, hay, dusty barnyard but balanced out by a bit of honey, fruit esters, pears, apples, and a bit of light spice. Light bodied and high carbonation. A really awesome beer here. Easily my favorite from Boulevard.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (1667) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
another day, another bland saison. not sure why i drink these sometimes. was worth a try.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 5, 2014
Hade nog lite höga förhoppningar på denna tror jag. Inte så god som jag ville. Snygg är den dock ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derekm_919 (8) - USA - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
Tall head after pour, nice taste, a little after taste but worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeverszeuge (617) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2014
# 3500 ersma: das wurde mir von der bierhändlerin meines vertrauens wärmstens ans herz gelegt. da man sich blind auf esthers tipps verlassen kann, ließ ich mich auch von dem stolzen preis nicht abschrecken. kräftig goldfarben mit einem stabilen schaumberg, der die geruchs- und geschmacks- zur geduldsprobe werden lässt. die nase bringt die typischen amarillo-aromen von zitrus, papaya, nassem heu und honig. dazu hefe und süßliche malznoten. der antrunk ist fruchtig. viel blumenwiese, dazu zitrus, nasses heu, ein wenig orangenschale. eine leichte bitterkeit, die zur mitte intensiver wird, den süßlichen grundtenor mit all den aromen aber nicht überdeckt. erst zum abgang hin wird das ganze herber und ausgeprägter in der bitterkeit. auch hier finden sich aber noch viele süßliche aromen, mango, grapefruit, papaya und orange kommen hier kräftig zum tragen. die hauseigene flasche trägt eine relief-prägung am halsrand. das etikett ist schlicht und gut. fazit: obstkorb zum trinken. warum das ganze „smokestack“ heißt, wird nicht klar, rauchige aromen sind hier nicht zu finden.  aber der ausgeprägte aroma-komplex mit der ausbalanciertheit macht das bier zu einem  geschmackserlebnis. amarillo in höchstform. unbedingt probierenswert. 12,12,12,13,11,12 - 12,10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chickenflea (336) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Beer pours pale hazy yellow with a tall foamy head that leaves thick necklaces of lacing. Citrus and yeast aroma. Perhaps a little candidate sugar in there as well. Wonderful flavor. Subtle sweetness balanced by lemony bitterness. Spiciness feels yeast driven rather than through additions. Tropical flavors emerge as the beer warms. The bready malts also emerge at the warmer temps. Lesson: don’t drink this beer too cold! Despite the tall head, the beer does not feel overly carbonated. Body is light and the finish is long and bitter. A very nice Belgian style beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
steinarvaag (1) - - JUL 28, 2014 does not count
One of my favorites, i've make sure that there always is at least one bottle availible in the cellar. Worth a try!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senap (360) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Härligt mjuk och trevlig att dricka till det grillade. Ganska fruktig och nästan lite syrlig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (790) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color with a thick white head and beautiful lacing. Yeast, clove, wheat, fruit, citrus and spice aroma. Yeast, clove, apple, pear, grapefruit, orange and wheat flavors. Medium light body and lively carbonation. Mildly dry grapefruit, orange and spice finish. Very good.

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