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RATINGS: 1114   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
PalCabral (113) - - JAN 19, 2013
75cl bottle from Systembolaget. Pour hazy straw blonde with a massive fluffy wheat induced head. The aroma is peppery and fruity, absolutely delicious and thirst driving. Taste is also peppery with bitterness backing some citrusy sweetness. It nice but maybe a tad one-dimensional - maybe too much wheat? Overall, a great beer with one of the most enticing aromas I have nosed. Goody stuff.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeverszeuge (614) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2014
# 3500 ersma: das wurde mir von der bierhändlerin meines vertrauens wärmstens ans herz gelegt. da man sich blind auf esthers tipps verlassen kann, ließ ich mich auch von dem stolzen preis nicht abschrecken. kräftig goldfarben mit einem stabilen schaumberg, der die geruchs- und geschmacks- zur geduldsprobe werden lässt. die nase bringt die typischen amarillo-aromen von zitrus, papaya, nassem heu und honig. dazu hefe und süßliche malznoten. der antrunk ist fruchtig. viel blumenwiese, dazu zitrus, nasses heu, ein wenig orangenschale. eine leichte bitterkeit, die zur mitte intensiver wird, den süßlichen grundtenor mit all den aromen aber nicht überdeckt. erst zum abgang hin wird das ganze herber und ausgeprägter in der bitterkeit. auch hier finden sich aber noch viele süßliche aromen, mango, grapefruit, papaya und orange kommen hier kräftig zum tragen. die hauseigene flasche trägt eine relief-prägung am halsrand. das etikett ist schlicht und gut. fazit: obstkorb zum trinken. warum das ganze „smokestack“ heißt, wird nicht klar, rauchige aromen sind hier nicht zu finden.  aber der ausgeprägte aroma-komplex mit der ausbalanciertheit macht das bier zu einem  geschmackserlebnis. amarillo in höchstform. unbedingt probierenswert. 12,12,12,13,11,12 - 12,10

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chickenflea (331) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Beer pours pale hazy yellow with a tall foamy head that leaves thick necklaces of lacing. Citrus and yeast aroma. Perhaps a little candidate sugar in there as well. Wonderful flavor. Subtle sweetness balanced by lemony bitterness. Spiciness feels yeast driven rather than through additions. Tropical flavors emerge as the beer warms. The bready malts also emerge at the warmer temps. Lesson: don’t drink this beer too cold! Despite the tall head, the beer does not feel overly carbonated. Body is light and the finish is long and bitter. A very nice Belgian style beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
steinarvaag (1) - - JUL 28, 2014 does not count
One of my favorites, i've make sure that there always is at least one bottle availible in the cellar. Worth a try!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senap (337) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Härligt mjuk och trevlig att dricka till det grillade. Ganska fruktig och nästan lite syrlig.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (710) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color with a thick white head and beautiful lacing. Yeast, clove, wheat, fruit, citrus and spice aroma. Yeast, clove, apple, pear, grapefruit, orange and wheat flavors. Medium light body and lively carbonation. Mildly dry grapefruit, orange and spice finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shaunmaloney (26) - Kasson, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Tap, pours yellow. Peppers and spices. Very nice beer for a summers afternoon. It lingers, perhaps too long but money well spent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (281) - - JUL 19, 2014
In Chicago. Pours bright yellow with foamy head that leaves a lot of lacing. Nose of pepper and spice. Taste is classic farmhouse ale - peppery, lots of carbonation. Good example of style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1190) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
Golden with a white head - Good aroma of malts and spicy yeast - Good malt body with some spicy belgian yeast with some hints of fruits - Good gentle spicy finish with some hints of peppers - This was good and refreshing

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CPH2200 (281) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2014
355 ml bottle 8.5% abv. Golden colour with large head. Taste with lots of citrus peel. Fruity and very drinkable. Clear in family with their ipa version.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2786) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2014
This is an excellent strong Belgian that’s a bit on the hoppy and spicy side. It is a slightly hazed golden orange w/ a very long lasting head of rocky, fine-bubbled foam. The nose on this is quite hoppy and could give some pretty decent IPAs a run for their money in that regard. It is a lavendar character mostly and some citrus. A lot of this comes from a spicy yeast as well from the hops and this yeast hops and I always enjoy when brewers can get these two elements to play together nicely as Boulevard has done here. This a strong beer and relatively juicy and full bodied but nice and dry so it drinks a little lighter than one might expect given the gravity, which is in part due to its carbonation. Once tasted, the focus shifts from the hops more to the yeast and a bit of fresh cracked malt. It finishes dry w/ a light lingering bitterness and spice across the tongue. This is definitely one of the better American influenced Belgians and I am really glad to see brewers in the US are starting to consistently do these well.


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