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RATINGS: 1134   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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
The beer was picked as a part of the 4 bottle sampler pack with sweet tulip glass packed in, which I used for this review. The beer looked very hazy in the glass, with a three finger thick head, and a golden body. The smell deviated from the Saison mold quite a bit due to the use of grapefruit like American hops. There was some bubblegum in the nose, which I suspect was the yeast. The taste was expertly balanced between bold and delicate flavors,. There was a noticeable use of citric hops, and a peppery spiciness. But there was also a floral character, and some orange peel, and banana notes. The mouthfeel was airy, and light, with a creamy carbonation. This was one of the best American interpretation of a Saison,, I’ve had in a while.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (229) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Pours a hazy golden with lots of sediment, and dat dere huge rocky head. Nose is Belgian yeast, fruit esters, banana, a bit of floral hops, herbal. Taste is fruity, yeast is somewhat muted for a saison, a herbal hop presence, peppercorn, a bit funky on the finish. I can taste/ feel a bit of the high ABV, was hoping for more carb pretty low on the saison scale. It's good, hennepin is better. Missing some yeast and barnyard character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   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.

3.9
   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

3.8
   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.

4.3
   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.

4
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (204) - 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.

3.6
   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.

4.1
   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.


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