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RATINGS: 1382   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.


ACHops' rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours hazy light orange. Aroma is grapefruit and hops. Taste is clean grassy hops up front with funky sweet Belgian yeast on the back. A little thin, but not out of character for this style and well balanced with the ABV. A great choice if you gotta have hops but don’t want the heavier malt of an IPA. This beer introduced me to Boulevard a year or two ago and I’ve been steadily impressed by them. For a Kansas City brewery to get into the hyper-competitve Seattle beer market is no small accomplishment.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (437) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Awesome aroma of bubblegum, yeast, grapefruit, grass and tropical fruit. Taste is moderately sweet. Flavors of Belgian yeast, tropical fruits, bubblegum, banana. Excellent saison. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CurbDog (17) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015
Huge persistent rocky white. Great lacing. Slightly hazy straw colour. Big tropical, citrus, almost seems like there is a Bretty character. Big juicy flavour. Med-light body. Crisp and dry finish. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1472) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
Opaque, couleur jus de poires, avec une carbonatation costaude, et un nez de pêches, d’abricots, de gomme balloune, de bananes, de mangues et de gingembre. La bouche est piquante, passablement poivrée, sèche mais pourtant ronde, avec une chaleur d’alcool qui retentit à l’arrière. Se rapprochant plus d’une saison impériale, son alcool non nécessaire la sabote un peu, mais sinon, quelle merveilleuse bière, absolument irréprochable sur tous les autres plans.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2598) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange. Big, bubbly head tightens up to a thin, sticky film. Nice, sweet grainy bread on the nose. Banana toffee and fruity hop. Taste is soft sweet, turning zesty, chewy bitter. Full body. Soft carbonation. Finishes long, zesty bitter. Spicy, dry close. Nice hopped up saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (908) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow with a two finger, white head and fine sediments. Aroma has big notes of bubble gum, citrus, candy sugar, and tropical fruits. Taste is balanced. Non sweet candy sugar, citrus, bubble gum, tropical fruits, slight pine and resin, and a drawn out, mildly bitter ending. Medium body with a medium-high carbonation. Slightly syrupy/resiny mouth feel with a dry finish. Overall a nice saison. Classic flavours with some American hop notes to mix it up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocMcGrain (34) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Holy shit, this is good. Summer, winter, any time I can I'll put this in my fridge. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clembo1957 (6) - Smethwick, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015 does not count
Deceptive. Doesn’t taste like an 8.5% beer. On tap at the Purecraft Bar. Birmingham. UK!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1667) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
(bottle) clear amber colour with a tall white head; aroma of spice, stewed fruit; rich, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter flavour

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kimmern79 (1) - - JUL 25, 2015 does not count
I think this The dot abbow the I. Perfect bobble beer for the late bbq in Norway

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theOptimator (327) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Aroma is complex malty Saison, big bubblegum. Appearance is yellow orange hazy with decent frothy off white head, looks like a Saison. Taste is sweet malt bubblegum forward, followed by a surprisingly pronounced hop bitterness, some peach, citrus and peppery hop aroma. I think there is some extra complexities here, but the hop bitterness is blinding them. Palate is medium, hint of alcohol.... bubblegum malt lingers. Overall a pretty nice beer, but too much hop bitterness. Bitterness is blinding flavors that I think would otherwise be huge and unique. Still a fun beer and we got it at an excellent price. Worth a try.


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