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RATINGS: 1380   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (865) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours cloudy gold with long lasting foamy white head. The description is pretty accurate - strong tropical fruits on the nose, citrus, banana, coriander, bread, pepper. Body is crisp and dry. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet. Excellent saison. Much better than I expected.


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 (2593) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (310) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2015
0.355 l bottle from FIRMA BIER, bottled on 10/1/2015. Clear, golden yellow with a medium large, foamy, stable, white head. Fruity-floral aroma of orange, peach, pear, mango, vanilla and fresh grass. Slightly bitter, floral-fruity taste of fresh grass, citrus and grapefruit, accompanied by hints of pear, mango and peach. Medium long, medium bitter finish with some grapefruit and a bit of yeast. Medium body, effervescent mouthfeel, average to lively carbonation. Hoppy stuff, not really a classic saison and not really what I expected. Apart from that, very delicious and quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4636) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle 355ml, a yellow beer with huge head and good retention and lace work. Nose is quite sharp on lemon and old grapefruit. Aroma is medium malty to low, lemon and green lemon notes, sugar, astringent background, peppery, green herb, floral, bit mono-dimensional too much grapefruit there.


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