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RATINGS: 1287   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1501) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2012
This is the new thing for US microbrewing, the totally unironic imperial saison. Well holy hell does this beer reek of Belgium: citrus, wheat, white pepper and stanky yeast. Lemon juice color with a thin veil of retained head. Tastes is a tongue cracking bittersweet, followed by airy herbs and grass. Light and very biting. This is anything but subtle or delicate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Pours hazy yellow gold with a huge foamy white head with great retention. A mild saison smell. Taste is also muted from what I like in the style, but still very good. A quality brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1926) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Very white pillowy white head with great retention on a hazy bright yellow orange. Earthy, light mineral hops, spices and vanilla in the aroma. Slightly sweet, some gum, vanilla, spice and a fairly dry finish. Lighter fluffy body with vibrant carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BritAlesRule (214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Fairly explosive saison with a wet straw color and a head that continues to grow throughout the first couple of minutes. Hop presence in the nose along with some tangy fruit and phenol scent. Taste is tangerine and sweeter malt with some pepper and banana in the back and prickly hops on the tongue. Not my favorite in the style, but Iím a solid traditionalist when it comes to saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2012
tough beer to judge because it is delicious yet seems to be missing certain season characteristics. aroma is top notch, yeasty a little funk and some deep fruit.notes. the weird thing is the fruit notes remind me of apples and pears over the more traditional citrus notes. taste is very pleasant yeasty but very sweet. the usually tartness of the style is mia. slight peppery bite at the end. great beer...just missing a little tartness or bite

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (618) - Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
From a bomber bottle. Somewhat citrusy hoppy aroma. A little bitter with a little sourness. Moderate depth of flavor. Itís alright, donít know if Iíd buy it again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DRBiser (27) - - JUL 12, 2012
7/12/12 Poured into tulip immediately after work. Pours a cloudy gold with excellent thick head which slowly settles to a finger, and nice lacing. Spicey, refreshing hops on the nose. Taste is beautifully refreshing hoppiness but with less of the spice I was expecting in the taste. The finish is dry and refreshing, but again, there isnít any of the funk or the zing I was expecting? Itís a very tasty beer, but leaves a little to be desired, particularly in this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gpekar (475) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Poured a lightly hazy bright yellow with lots of carbonation bubbles rising uip in the glass. There was a tall foamy white head that became creamy on top. There was a good amount of thick clingy lacing. There was a grapefruit aroma and other citrus scents as well. There is a good hops flavor upfront, predominately grapefruit, along with a nice hops bitterness. The bitterness lasts well and mellows somewhat with the bisquit malt flavor that balances it. There is a good bit of carbonation here too. I wouldnít say this is a farmhouse ale , but more like a good IPA that has a good amount of malt balance to smooth out the hops. I did enjoy the beer never the less.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Draught. "Cloudy yellow with thick white head and ringed lacing. Aroma is herb and spice, with some beeriness and a sting on the nose. Flavour is spicy and herb-y. Medium bodied and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, lemon zest and other citrus, coriander, yeast, farmhouse smells, some grains, and a bit of funk. T - Starts off with a mix of lemon zest and other citrus flavors with some wheat and grains and some coriander. Through the middle, some yeast and farmhouse flavors come through with a touch of pepper and some funk. The finish is a mix of lemon zest and grapefruit with some sweet wheat and grains and some Belgian yeast. M - Medium bodied with moderate-heavy carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly tart and funky finish. D - Very drinkable. Really nicely balanced Saison. Nice amount of yeast and spices.


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