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RATINGS: 1383   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sheep (93) - FINLAND - JAN 10, 2013
750ml bottle, best before 02/2013. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a soapy white head. Aroma is fruity with some citrusy notes, estery and banana-like yeast and some caramel. Taste has bready malt, slight spicy/herbal notes and citrusy fruit with a prominent, estery yeastiness tying it all together. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. Palate is sparkly, slightly sticky and full with medium to high carbonation. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbully100678 (6) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 7, 2013 does not count
Aroma is of lemon, citrus and hops. Pours a pale golden color with a thick creamy white head. Lots of lacing. Taste sticks with the aroma with a hoppy taste, along with pine. Very balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a big off-white head. Spice and yeast aroma with light grapefruit. Grapefruit and yeast flavor with spice and light malt. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light spice linger with light yeast and light malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spilledpint (351) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Ar: A bit stuffy but some nice citrus notes come through up front. Lightly spicy banana as well. Ap: Pours a hazy straw-copper with a 2" frothy head atop my tulip. Nice lace. T: Fairly sweet up front with a spicy flavor. Finish is moderate citrus and quite nicely bittered with a touch of tartness. P: Comes off a bit syrupy to me, moderate carbonation and a bit of stickiness. O: Glad to find this one stashed away in the back of my fridge. Complex and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4244) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Tap. Pours hazy yellow/gold with thick, frothy white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is biscuit and bread malts, citrus and grassy hops, barnyard herbs, light spice, and orange peel. Flavor is balanced sweet, breast malts and light fruit esters with good supporting crisp hops, herbs, and spice; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle Xmas 2012. Really nice dry farmhouse ale with great head off the pour, nice lacing, and lots of sour complexity.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltser85 (342) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JAN 2, 2013
This beer pours a hazy golden straw color with a nice frothy off white/eggshell head. There is tons of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Very champagne like. The nose has those bready notes, there is a fruity citrusy note, like a grapefruit. Definite pepper note as well. The taste has an initial pop of carbonation that gives way to a slightly sweet grapefruit bitterness, finishes with a breadiness and peppery note. There is no trace of the 8% ABV except the nice warming in the belly. This is a really nice beer. I did not find anything off putting about this saison.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Weird, 11.2oz? bottle, lacking in traditional saison flavors this beer was just kind of flat tasting, a boring mix of clove and banana type flavor without that spice/straw taste.. just okay.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1211) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
On tap. Pours a light golden with a thin eggshell head that leaves some intricate sticky lace. Nice complex nose of honey, herbal dank weed, earthy spicy yeast, and touches of melon, lemon zest, and light pine. Taste is nicely balanced among sweet, bitter, and tart notes. Lighter bodied, toward active carb, tingly, bright with a long hoppy yeasty finish. Refreshing and potent.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (900) - örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Ljus gul med fällning och mycket STORT fast vitt skum. Doft: Vinäger, alkohol, fruktsallad, jäst, humle, rostadetoner, mineraler, jord. Smak: Malt söttma, söt grape, annans, jord, mineraler, trä.


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