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RATINGS: 1168   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2011
On tap at the Fallen Rock. A huge head, yellow body. Pleasant aromas and a nice bitterness. Served a bit cold, on a freezing night. Belgian yeast, the beverage seems more to me as a Belgian IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3557) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a light hazy straw with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast and spices. Taste is slightly sweet with citrus, hops and spices. Light and refreshing. A bit dry at the finish. Nice saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3385) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 1, 2011
The bottle was courtesy of Strykzone who continues to send great beers. This poured a hazy deep gold with a big foamy head and rich lacing rings. Nose is dead on for the style with ripe fruit, grapefruit, and some spices. Medium body and very clean and enjoyable mouthfeel. The flavor is very fruity and spicy as well and the finish has some light bitterness. Very nice beer and one of my favorite styles which might be affecting my high rating. I liked this a lot..

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Sampled at the Black Hills Beer Fest. I would go out of my way to have this one again but I wouldn’t pour it down the drain either. It was a middle of the road drinking experience for me. This has nothing on Boulevards Double Wide IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2011 The saison yeast was there showcasing some citrus. Definitely get the amarillo hops through and through. Not my favorite saison but a good one nontheless. Crisp carbonation. Kinda dry finish. Really refreshing beer and a fun one to drink. Tasty. I’d buy this on a regular basis.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2011
[Bottle] Pours gold with a small white head. Aroma is big on yeast, with an unidentifiable sweetness. There also is green grape and grapefruit. Fairly sweet up front, a little hot, lots of graininess, and a lingering bitterness. Nice mouthfeel, smooth, and has a fairly long finish. Fairly solid, but really failed to impress much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Tasted on 1/28/11 from a 750mL corked and caged bottle at Lush West Town. Pours cloudy light orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to thick, even lace. The nose is cereal and wheat malt with signature spicy saison yeast, some orange and lemon peel, and light dustiness. The flavor is bittersweet up front, moving to spicy yeast, strong orange and lemon peel, and light hops bitterness on the back. The body is medium with a sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a long citrus and hops finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
750mL bottle, courtesy of 3/4. Thanks, Mike! Pours a beautiful, bright golden-straw color; hazy, with visible lines of effervescence replenishing the head; a big, textured, fluffy white head at that, with great retention and lacing that coats the glass; awesome pour on this. Juicy grapefruit, white pepper, and tropical fruit in the aroma; the citrusy hoppiness pairs seamlessly with the yeast character, and the overall core is nicely dry; hugely engaging nose. Medium body with high, fluffy carbonation and a modest, integrated alcoholic warmth; a touch of overt alcohol showing. Lots of citrusy bitterness at the front of the tongue, held up with some bright, juicy citrus and grapefruit hop flavor at the core, alongside white pepper, a doughy yeastiness, and (again) a brush of ethanol in there; I could definitely do without the booze, but it does its job lightening the body of a beautiful (though assuredly American) saison and doesn’t stick out all that much. Drink this cold, as that note builds with temperature. A long finish of dry, citrus bitterness and a doughy yeast character. Yum.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3786) - - JAN 28, 2011
bottle. hazy gold with a large white head. creamed corn aroma with some spicy citrus hops. creamy palate with a dry finish. flavor is a bit herbal with sweet marshmallowy malts and dry citrus hops. a great saison with perfect balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Cloudy yellow gold pour with a nice head. Aroma of citrus peel, lemon, light funk, grain and earthy notes. Flavor is Slightly sweet and funky, with lots of citrus and a bit of hop bitterness. Very nice.


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