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RATINGS: 1125   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 thatís just a bit persnickity. Here at Boulevard itís 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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Hazy straw yellow in color with a big íol foamity foam foam. Yeasty, peppery and tad citrus like. A very well made saison but for some reason, the more I drink it, the less appealing it is to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hbuck72 (177) - Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Pours a nice stray colored yellow. Notes are spicy with peppery, citrus, hay, and earth notes. Taste is of spices, nicely toned bitter hopes for a little kick, wheat and alcohol notes. Nice solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3101) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2012
750 ml bottle. Purchased at Table and Vine. West Springfield, MA. Cloudy golden color in the snifter. Steady carbonation. Nose is tons of barnyard and hay. Taste is light fruit, yeast, grass and just a little hop kick in the end. Very simple and straight forward. They hit the mark with this one. I have enjoyed every beer from this brewery and I am inspired to try more. At $9.99 a bottle itís a good buy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (1976) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, rich citrus/floral, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, citrus, fruit, and pepper; Finish is dry; Fairly high carbonation; Overall, very tasty saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
leeswagerty (1) - Rogers, Arkansas, USA - DEC 27, 2011 does not count
Just a dang good saison. Citrusy, slightly funky, a tad bit of hop bite. I think I can smell banana and some sort of spice. Slight alcohol taste‚Ķ but itís actually complimentary. Donít pass this one up‚Ķ I sure donít. Always get a 750ml bottle once a month. A go to saison! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (2990) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle, thanks to jleblanc! Hazy and quite pale yellow pour with frothy white head. Aroma is very peppery, lots of lemon peel, citrus, slightly yeasty, grain and fresh spicy hops. It smells super fresh and crisp, really inviting. Taste is of fresh grain, saison yeast spiciness, decent bitter hop finish, very enticing. The palate is a tad on the sweet side for a saison, but not much really. Good strong carbonation makes this beer really enjoyable. Although recognizably american in style in comparison to itís belgian counterparts, this saison is amongst the best I have had so far - truly delicious and now a permanent want.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eachnotesecure (66) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bitter in all the right ways, this fresh and complex Belgian style saison is really tasty. And oh the Amarillo hops.....excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with quarter inch white head that recedes to thin white head that retains. Aroma is spice, orange, and slight funk. Flavor is the same with a long finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1836) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Date: December 20, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Valley Tap House Description: Semi-opaque cloudy yellow with some head and nice lacing. Fruity/citrus aroma with the farmhouse funk. Taste was similar to aroma and belgian yeast. A little thin though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2011
A bottle from my Ohio secret santa! Thanks! Nice pour,light Orange, Big head, some lacing, Citrus, slight Hop, Grassy, slightly earthy, nice dry finish, Better than expected from an American brewer, good job!

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