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RATINGS: 1543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6937) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2012
Big white head doesn’t last. Nearly clear yellow body, except for the little particles. Earthy funky orangey aroma with mealy herbal coriander notes. Dry-sweetish funky mango taste with mealy earthy peppery notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel with some heat. Dryish earthy perfumy coriander aftertaste with funky peppery notes. Nice, drinkable, but a bit too assertive and explicit. Like someone leaning over your shoulder at the movies, insisting on explaining every last detail of the movie as you watch. (0.75l bottle, wine monopoly, web order.)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (2221) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours hazy yellow ...spicy orang taste of happiness... crisp clean flavor. But not over powering

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Yellowish pour from bottle. Thin white head. Lemon citrusy aroma. Bitter and fruity taste. Decent. Not my style but a good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (4942) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2012
Sample at ÖÖWF 2012. Fruity smell with some yeast aromas. Fruity and sweet taste with yeast and some light funky notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5470) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2012
Shared bottle @ Patricks. Slightly cloudy golden body wit a nice, big, foamy white head. Fine aroma of mild malt, spices, light citric fruit, Belgium yeast and farmhouse feeling. Flavor also gives a nice farmhouse impression with the same flavors as expected from aroma. Medium body and decent aftertaste in the same style. Pleasant with a special character in a gentle way. Like it a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma with hints of citrus. Fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (775) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Slightly hazy yellow pour with a big billowly white head. Faint floral, yeasty, citrusy nose. Light floral slightly sweet body. Long dry finish. Very nice. Whole Foods in Oakland just started carrying some Boulevard beers which is definitely exciting!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (6232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Shady golden, medium white head. Fruity and peppery with peaches and oranges, some typical Dupont yeast earthy shale aromas. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry to semi dry, medium bitterness. Fairly close to the real deal (Dupont Saison).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle sample @ Boulevard intro tasting, Bergen. Pours a clear light orange body with a big off-white head. Nose is oranges, hay, saison yeast, grass, hints of banana, clove and grass. Very mellow and nice. Taste is caramel, orange peel, alcohol, fruity esters, hints of grass, banana and clove. Dry, citric-laced finish with some warming alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation. A very smooth, complex and yet highly drinkable saison; definitely the best from Boulevard so far this evening! :-)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, wheat, pepper and sugar. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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