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RATINGS: 1221   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dagimp (749) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
From a 12oz bottle into a wide mouth water glass. Date on bottle is best by 10-13-12. I like the best by date. Pours a royal hazy golden; a very nice color. Plenty of frothy head and a tiny bit of lacing. Aroma of honey, hardcore funk, grass and mild hops. Mouthfeel is very fizzy; overly so. Taste is very pungent. Lots of flavor for a lighter beer. Plenty of grass, lemon hops, funk, Funk, And Mo Funk! I really liked this beer. A very good and pungent saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2012
From a bottle at Kumaís Corner in Chiacgo. Server brought me this because they were out of Midas Touch and because I had a KC Royals hat on. Pours a golden yellow with an extremely frothy white head. Aromas were mostly of fruit, particularly grapefuit and bananas. Flavor was again mostly fruity, with some small hints of spice and cloves. Very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Pours hazy yellow color with substatial foamy head. Strong citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Flavor is similar with grapefruit and banana noticable along with cloves and spice. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
On tap @ Chuckís 85th. Pours hazy light orange. Aroma is grapefruit and hops. Taste is clean grassy hops up front with funky sweet Belgian yeast on the back. A little thin, but not out of character for this style and well balanced with the ABV. A great choice if you gotta have hops but donít want the heavier malt of an IPA. This beer introduced me to Boulevard a year or two ago and Iíve been steadily impressed by them. For a Kansas City brewery to get into the hyper-competitve Seattle beer market is no small accomplishment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5205) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Shared from 750ml bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with a large, foamy white head. Aroma was yeast, spice, a touch of light tart funk. Flavor was yeasty, with notes of spice, and sweet malts, with a slight tart funk note. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1385) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
I really liked this beer and hard to say it was a farmhouse ale. It did have the dull gold and slight cloud of many but it was wonderfully aromatic and hopped just right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
inechoic (4) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2012 does not count
Poured from 750 ml bottle to tulip. Great saison aroma, with a little bit too much American hoppiness to break the spell. Beautiful color with a thick, creamy head. Taste combines two of my favorite styles, with a crisp hoppiness on the front end, and smooth Belgian style going down. Definitely something to try to get you into saisons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrDick (350) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Good saison thatís different from the dry saisons. A lot of pepper and funk in the taste. Good stuff from Boulevard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4250) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2012
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, and lots of light fruits, plus a nice balance with the citrusy, grapefruit hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Quite a pale yellow color, had the banana and clove scent with a sweet taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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