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RATINGS: 1593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2012
12oz bottle. Pour was a yellowish straw color with a huge frothy white head. Aroma is citrus and fruity with the Belgian yeast note. Mouth is all citrus with a mild-to-moderate bite up front. The citrus drives through, and picks up a somewhat dry finish. Good balance and quite refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Antonio369 (92) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
355 ml bottle, served in tulip glass. Poured cloudy amber with a nice frothy two finger white head. Wonderful aromas of grapefruit, mango, caramel, orange peels, bubblegum, flowers. Taste is pretty much a continuation of the aromas with additional notes of hoppy dry bitterness, funk, banana, citrus peels, white raisins, vanilla, spices. The alcohol is very well hidden. Medium body with a long spicy, dry bittersweet finish. Got to admit that the taste was a bit disapointing after the great aroma though. Somehow that dry bitterness in the finish doesn’t go well with the spiciness for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (2028) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Pours cloudy gold with a medium white fluffy head. Aroma is yeast, funk, citrus and earthy. Taste is light tart with a touch of sweetness. Light bodied, smooth and just fantastic all around. Good carbonation, lively throughout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nideblei (1) - - APR 30, 2016 does not count
Very good beer. It was called Typhoon beer in Shanghai, China, during a typhoon in 2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchMark (325) - NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Good one. Pale yellow with a creamy white head and lively carbonation. Nice balance in the fruit flavors and resinous bitter hops. It has a full flavor and still the alcohol is well hidden. Maybe a bit too rich for a saison but tasty none the less. Very Belgian with American hop caracter. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankZappa7 (402) - GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
23-Apr-2016@ZBF. Strohgelb, fast klar, weisser Schaum. Aroma:Hefig, grasig, fruchtig. Antrunk fruchtig, blumig, recht hohe Restsüße.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (5256) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 25, 2016
(draught) slightly opalescent golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of cactus juice and yeast, with some notes of talcum powder, wheat, floral hops and a touch of plastic. flavour is mostly the same, heavy cactus juice and kiwi, with big notes of popcorn, some ethanolic herb extract, raisins and a medium-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nonshaugen (333) - Fetsund, NORWAY - APR 24, 2016
355 ml, bottle conditioned. At last, I was given the oppurtunity to taste a bottle of this iconic beer. Hazy, golden amber, lots of sediments, medium white head, some carbonation. Aroma notes are, not a big surprise, mainly those from the yeast, fruity banana esters up front. Mouthfeel is medium and dry, bitter at the back and pleasantly carbonated. Yeast is coming through in the taste as well, but is nicely balanced out with its beautiful, malty backbone. The 8,5% ABV is hiding itself, no alcohol flavour at all, be very careful not to have too many of these!! It’s just THAT drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OrthoDoc (113) - South Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2016
Tons of carbonation. Aroma of Belgium yeast and funky fruit. Taste is pleasant and smooth, citrus and farmhouse notes abound. Nice beer but not my go to style so maybe try again on a hot summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4375) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a golden cloudy yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of fruity, funky, horsey goodness. Flavors of barnyard, grass, yeast, and citrus hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bijl (63) - NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2016
Goudgeel licht troebel....volle witte schuimkraag met grote bellen...even rustig schenken dus. Aroma: Hoppige citrus/grapefruit, bloemen, grassig/hooi, en lichtelijk wat Belgische gist esters. Smaak is in begin ietsje zuur daarna bitter van de hop... Grapefruit en bij de eerste slokken flink verwarmend. Moutig en ver weg tarwe. Een redelijke nabitter en een mooie zoetigheid. Allemaal prima in balans! Hij drinkt later echt makkelijk weg voor 8,5%. Redelijk body...romig. Wat zoet en sticky op het einde. Ik vind het een topper!

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