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RATINGS: 1169   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3140) - Montana, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle pours a hazy yellow beer with a thin white head. Scent is straw, hops and lemons. Taste is sweet lemons and hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks beerandbeyond. Hazy deep golden with a lovely white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops and some earthiness. Fresh hoppy flavor with flowers, citrus (lemon, pomelo), some yeast and a bit of malt. Medium-bodied. Great refreshing stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
i nice crisp refreshing saison out of bottle poured into glass. this has some barnyard yeastiness and other spices going on

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2011
6/11/11. One of the smaller bottles from a 4-pack. Slightly hazy orange pour with a big off-white head that fades fast. Dry Belgian aroma with minerals, leafy herbs, and light yeast. Sweet sugary flavor with lingering minerals and herbal aspects. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Appearance: clear gold and straw with hints of orange. Suspended specs of yeast. Airy bubbly white head. Lace clumps and sticks everywhere. Head looks like a bubbly white slice of bread. Swirls nice, releasing a massive nose.
Nose: little bit of funk up front – horse blanket, dry old bales of hay. Turned lemons – lemon and funk melded as one. Golden leather and lemon oil, shammy. Wildflowers blooming on a hot summer breeze; dandelion and sunflowers. Kiwi and papaya.
Palate: yum! Soured lemon skin, horse blanket, leather, dry bales of hay. Touch sticky along the sides. Immediately dries top middle of tongue. Spice with caraway coming to mind. Wildflowers, pollen, and green flower stems. Grabs back of tastebuds with papaya and kiwi, lots of kiwi. Each quaff reveals layers of flavor both separate and seamless. White peppercorns. Faint horse and hay dust in the breath.
Final Thoughts: yum and yum! I love me some farmhouse funk. Another winner from the Smokestack Series from Boulevard Brewing. Thanks to the sis for providing me with yet another delicious beer experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3251) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2011
numerous samples over the years on tap and bottles. I love this beer! many great memories in st louis drinking a ton of this at various festivals and gatherings. hazy particulate orange with a fluffy white head-soapy. floral nose huge flowers, lite spice, citric hops, lite fruits. awesome! flavors are spicy with quite a bit of hops, espeically when fresh on tap. the 8% is not even detected anywhere-i can session the hell out of this beer and have! very hopppy for a saison which was what the brewery was going with this. very tasty and wish i could get access of this on a regular basis. I WILL bring some home soon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1545) - Idaho, USA - JUN 9, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2011 750 ml. bottle corked n’ caged bottled on 2/17/11- Pours cloudy golden with half the glass foam which reduces to a ice cream float rocky head. The aroma is a little funk, orange zest, coriander or clove, . The flavor is similar to a wit actually, little to no brett, orange, wheat, a little hops, dry. The body is a little thinner than I would like it to be, carbonation is high. I was let down by this one, was expecting a funky beer with massive complexities, but instead It is kind of one note, a wit bier with a dry hoppiness to it. 12/30/11 Re Rate- Basically the taste deserves better than a 7, so upping that by one point, and the overall a 15, come on, it deserves much better than that, upping by two, the palate, it deserves one point higher as well. Original score was 3.7.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2011
pour from a small bottle. hazy, golden orange with big, fluffy white head. aroma of cracked pepper, orange, coriander, other citrus, and some serious grass. flavor of ruby red grapefruit pulp, spice, pepper, and some belgian yeast. finishes dry...excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2243) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 Tap at ACBF. Nice to try the non-treated version of their Saison Brett. Cloudy dark gold pour with a good sized fluffy head. Aroma and flavor are marked with sweet citrus fruit and spicy yeast components. Straight forward but a solid saison. Rerate not 30 beers deep at a festival; 750 mL shared with oteyj. Such a damn good saison. has touches of US influence with lemon and grapefruit hops, but such beautiful smooth bready character. So good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1102) - Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Poured light golden 2 finger head.Great fruit hop aroma off the bat.Settles into a nice aroma ,not as intense later.Pillowy head and creamy.I had some maddining carbonation action,from the yeast,particles floating around giving massive tiny bubbles still going good after 10 min.Heavy side of light bodied.some moderate complex fruit taste light hop citrus dry finish.Picking up tangerine like flavors that sticks around.Im finding this more refreshing than pale ales for a summer beer.Dont detect the 8% at all or any alcohol.Leaves a really nice taste in your mouth.Something lacking in the general taste like its missing a middle taste-still very good.

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