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RATINGS: 1133   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2014
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a hazy yellow color with a smaller sized head. Spices, citrus, some grassiness, and floral.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6692) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
bottle, at the american stall at berlinerbierfest 2013. lightly hazed yellow with a fluffy white head; aroma of grapefruit zest, sourdough; loads of grapefruit tang but works quite well; crisp with some yeast bite. very refreshing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle shared by Nie. An opaque straw gold with a giant fluffy head and a really nice spicy lemon saison aroma I dig. Very smooth with a medium-full mouthfeel. The taste is bready, spices, a bit of farmhouse funk and lemon. My kind of saison - solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Insanely good saison. Grapefruit and citrusy spiciness dominate this beer. Nice dry finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (756) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
750ml bottle pours a golden color with a lot of frothy head. Easy going saison. A little peppery. Medium sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (187) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from Target in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is spicy yeasts, potpourri, grass, hay, dried pears. Taste is flowers, rinds, dried spices and all things potpourri. Definitely on the lower end of this style for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (202) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a bit hazy and golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma was some malts, belgian yeast, and citrus fruit. Taste was citrus fruits, straw, grass, belgian yeast, and maybe a bit of sweet fruits mixed in. Was rather refreshing, but not my favorite as far as taste and style are concerned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1572) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Frothy, hazed blonde. Cardamom, coriander, and mint aroma; the herbs are sharp and dry. Bland, muffled sweetness of banana in the interior. Green and white peppercorns elevate the spice level further, adding some floral prickle.

The flavor carries an herb syrup, notably lavender, affectation with the floral hops, heady yeast, and alcohol. Herb notes shift toward tarragon and coriander, and potpourri-like moments of intense dark fragrance are common. Firm, sprucy green bitterness can’t offset the flabby, hollow sweetness that slowly spreads.

Generally this is too wet and too hot, though the construction of a sound stylistic example is inarguable apart from this. Doughy alcohol finish, long lingering dry phenolic wax.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TH28 (110) - - AUG 23, 2014
Appearance is clear golden with a huge white frothy foam cap. Aroma is spicy and peppery yeast, with earthy and herbal hop character. Taste is sweet bready, biscuity malt with some pepper notes and crisp hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with a high carbonation. Finished very dry with a stickiness on the tongue and a lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (1866) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle from the American Bar at GBBF 2014. Beautiful looking in the glass. Rich opaque cloudy bright amber to orange, with a thick creamy white foam head. Whilst a Belgian style, this has the distinctive clean lines of a top American craft beer all the way through. None of the deliberate imperfections of a Belgian saison. Nose is crisp perfumey saison yeast, fruity yeast esters, citrous lemon, pink grapefruit and orange, slight fusty grain and farmyard. On the taste its got the tangy yeastiness of a Belgian saison or Tripel, some bitter happiness, crisp cereal grain, touch of honey, and a soft citrous fruitiness I wouldn’t normally associate with a Belgian saison because of the new world hops. Orange fruit on the finish. Rich, big and bold in flavour, but also good balance of flavours on the palate. On the finish its nice and soft fruity, with the creamy head adding to a delicious mouthfeel. Brilliant interpretation of a Belgian saison with the clean perfect lines of American brewing at its best.

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