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RATINGS: 1762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013

A juicy, vivacious American Saison loaded with citrus, grass, white pepper, and hay...delicious

A softly hazed golden body supports a large, lasting, initially frothy white head which recreates its self as an exceptionally tight 2" cap following a few swirls leaving a broad spectrum of differently sized polka-dot lace all around
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Big and bright, juicy pineapple and orange citrus notes balanced by white pepper, grass, hay, dusty barn, blue basil, and light biscuit on a silky, well carbonated medium light body with residuals echoing the flavors and aromas from a slick, well coated palate

12oz bottle code 3105 1022 C (translates to bottled 105th day of 2013 at 10:22 from fermenter C) best by 01/14/14 at 45º into TeKu


3.7
ArrogantDusty (40) - Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Hazy golden orange body. Thick, rocky, voluptuous, beige-white head. Great retention and lacing. Nose of powdered sugar, tropical fruit, fresh grass, spices, and herbal hops. Nice. Herbal, grassy bitterness up front. Tropical fruit and sugary malt settle in. Papaya, pear, and fruit cocktail. Peppery, herbal bitterness increases into the finish. Banana and yeasty notes. Dry finish. Lingering fruit and peppery bitterness. Medium-full body.

4.3
lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
A: citrus and apricot mixed with pine-like hops, bready undertones A: light gold, almost straw colored T: mildly sweet with prominent hop bitterness up front, mellows into sweet finish P: medium body, lots of pleasant fizz O: An impressive saison

3.4
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Cloudy golden yellow. Thin but thick head that lasts. Pleasant malty, yeasty nose. Crisp malt and bread dough taste with a dry lingering finish.

4.2
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2013
12oz into a stemmed boulevard glass. Pours a medium pale yellow with golden splashes of lemon. Head is thin yet stretches the whole glass area. Aroma is nicely hoppy, musty at times, then corn, pepper, the belgain fruit sensation, and danity grapefruit, fresh from a tree mostly. Goes down with belgian and ipa qualities and then also omits a pale ale likeness. the combination is just right with me. Aftertaste is hoppy, earthy and satisfying. Excellent.

4.5
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2013
It’s a bit boozy on the nose but also has sweet-straw notes with some fruity aromas. It pours cloudy golden with frothy white head. There is definitely a surge of flavor at the front and it lingers with a bitter kick. Aromas of tart-citrus, slight barnyard, and booze play together well on the palette.

3.9
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
One of the best saisons that doesn’t have the word "dupont" in the name. Dry, yeasty, farmhouse ale. Pours cloudy yellow with large white head. It’s very dry, slightly bitter, super dry finish. Palate is slight funk, yeasty, dries out your tongue, but in a good way. Very good beer.

4.2
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Serving type: bottle A- Pours a burnt hazy orange brown. Gigantic foamy head on this one. A island of murky froth forms on top and stays around. Lots of carbonation. S - Wow! Beautiful aroma! Sour bananas, huge sour hay bouquet, funky barn yeast. Phenols come through as it warms. Classic Saison!! I could make a cologne out of this! T - Different than the nose. Caramely hops up front then transforms into a tangy honey hay. Tart honey. The barn yard flavor comes through as it warms. This beer needs to set and warm for full flavor. Bold hops throughout, from top to bottom. The citrusy hops sticks to the side and back of the tongue. Medium body for the style. Might be slightly watered down, but pretty close to the style. The complexity of this style breeds different characteristics. The nose on this one is nothing short of a masterpiece. Although I love the hops on the palette, it seems to distinguish other flavors that are begging to come through. Boulevard is really making quality beers. I tend to disregard Boulevard, but they are really going out on a limb and making quality beers. I tip my hat to this one. If you’re a Farmhouse person this beer is a treat, especially on the nose. .

3.6
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
On tap. More fruity than funky in both aroma and taste. Funk is there but takes a back seat. Creamy body, nice carb level. A fundamentally different style of saison than its sibling Saison-Brett, and more sessionable to boot. Love them both.

3.8
nearbeer (5372) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2013
On tap. Lightly hazy golden-amber with a creamy coating of bubbles. Nose is spicy caramel, brett, light toast and citrus. Taste is brett, grape must, light apple, caramel, zesty citrus, and toast. Touches of white wine and resin on the finish. Light-medium body has medium-high carbonation, finishes well to the dry side, and shows just a touch of the abv.


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