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RATINGS: 1385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spilledpint (351) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Ar: A bit stuffy but some nice citrus notes come through up front. Lightly spicy banana as well. Ap: Pours a hazy straw-copper with a 2" frothy head atop my tulip. Nice lace. T: Fairly sweet up front with a spicy flavor. Finish is moderate citrus and quite nicely bittered with a touch of tartness. P: Comes off a bit syrupy to me, moderate carbonation and a bit of stickiness. O: Glad to find this one stashed away in the back of my fridge. Complex and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (770) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
4 pack from the LCBO. One of the prettiest beers I’ve seen pour into the glass, all long legs of golden honey & a thick platinum blonde cap on the top. Bready yeast, baseball card bubble gum, grapefruit candy, balanced spicing & a strong hop presence on the tongue. A crisp, dry finish. It’s the summer of the saison -- at least in my neck of the woods -- & this is an epic beer, perhaps the best saison I’ve had this year. Going back to buy more of these before you do. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (73) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 31, 2015
Une "saison" d’exception. Son seul défaut est d’être selon moi un peu trop alcoolisée ce qui la rend vite écoeurante. Autrement, le houblon amarillo est très perceptible au nez avec des arômes florales, de pin avec un fond d’alcool. La bouche est là aussi très florale et resineuse. L’alcool donne un corps très présent. La longueur en bouche présente une légère amertume qui sèche la bouche et pique un peu la langue. Une saison finalement assez caracterielle malgré une belle subtilité en arômes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (41) - - JUL 31, 2015
Pours flat straw yellow with big frothy head. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet, medium malty, aromatic hops, lemon, cellar, hint of perfume. Notes of banana, peach and summer flowers. Flavor is rather malty, bitter, even liquors, leaves a smooth, long aftertaste with some earthy tones. Dry finish. Body is medium, palate is oily, carbonation is lively. Not sour for a Saison, still well balanced and delicious.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CurbDog (18) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2603) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (910) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocMcGrain (35) - 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

   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!

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