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RATINGS: 1108   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2011
Bottle:   Dirty golden, lots of floaties, hues fluffy white head, very sticky lacing.   Barnish nose, overly bright floral notes.   Very yeasty as well, especially on the tongue.   Also barnish/musty on the tongue.   Floral, but not so bright.   Has a slight hoppy aspect to it that others dont usually have.   Body and mouthfeel are pretty good, moderate to full.   Has this shrub brush sorta floralness to it.   Otherwise it seems pretty decent, for an American made example at least.   Dry floral finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2011
Pale yellow champagne body that ebulliently feeds a foam tower. The nose explodes with complexity. Funky grapefruit yeast with barnyard spunk, traces of uric acid, and hay. The body is twangy and herbal, quite reminiscent of a gruit. Sprityz and could be easily mistaken for a lightweight brew despite it is heavy alcoholic content, which is well masked. Twangy sweet, off-balance mouthful of fresh, wet green grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suliman (28) - USA - APR 18, 2011
On tap at Euclid Hall in Denver. Pours golden yellow with thin white head that dissipates quickly. Citrus (grapefruit) aroma. Good mouthfeel with tastes of grapefruit and some mild hops. Not much funk unfortunately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomas15 (681) - USA - APR 17, 2011
Farmhouse saison with a little funk.bread, hay, cereal, grass aroma. thicker mouthfeel than color would have you anticipate. make sure to get all youíre sediment out of the bottle with the good old swirl of the last 1/8. makes for rocky head. barnyard aromas for suregolden, cloudy, rocky to frothy head... light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, lively. becoming a gateway beer for bros in kansas city which is fine with me. good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2011
12 oz bottle from Princetonís. Bright golden orange pour with a fluffy white head. Slighty funky aroma with notes of citrus and Belgian yeast. Flavor is a bit citrusy, a bit spicy with a dry and slightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
Great barnyard aroma including linen. Flavor adds lemon and yeast. Nice spritz with a bit of sour. And small bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4386) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
Cloudy yellow color with a towering head. Aroma of hay, citrus and some spices. Yeasty flavor with wheat and hay. Some bready notes. Partially chalky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2170) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 14, 2011
Rating #600, thanks to Nick in Chicago. Beautiful deep pour for a saison with foamy white head, looks juicy and hoppy. sweet bubblegum fresh nose countered by nice hopping. Very juicy saison, full fruitiness before finishing dry. Very tasty, a juicy hop saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3281) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2011
From Tennessejed420: Pours a formidable white head over a slightly hazy yellow body. Looks quite like a good saison ought to look. Aroma of plenty of fruity things. There is also a little bit of yeast there. The overt hoppiness or funk is not really in the aroma. However, upon drinking it, the mild bitterness from the hops becomes a wee bit more apparent. It is subdued, and thus lets the other flavors develop. The beer itself is very subtle, as it does a variety of different things at a time. The sweet fruit flavors are present in the front, but then the astringency and spiciness builds up to a dry finish. After which, a mild aftertaste remains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5629) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Tap @ Euclid hall, Denver. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of grass, stray, whheat, lemon and spices. Taste is light grassy hops, spices and lemon. Medium body , soft carbonation. Refreshing saison, good one. 070411

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