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RATINGS: 1731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment thats just a bit persnickity. Here at Boulevard its 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartzMimic (84) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Pours a clear gold from the tap with a foamy white head that lasts for a while. Lots of lacing on the glass. Smells of hay and fruit. Apple, pear and grass come through nicely with a bit of malt. Mouth is light and crisp. I think it was probably a bit too cold, but was really nice as poured. Very refreshing, very nice saison.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (1009) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Billed at a saison, but that is a style Ive often found too light for my taste. This beer is strong and rich and dry, the 8.5% ABV is a big presence in the flavor and the nose. It pours a hazy orange/grapefruit color with a lot of head, and the smell is spicy and Belgian. Lots of fruit. Bananas and grapefruit in the flavor, more of that spice, and then a strong, dry, very bright finish. Strong vapor after the sip. I liked this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1870) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 16, 2014
Loads of citrus and peppers in the aroma, slight dust. There is a nice balanced hop profile underlying the dryness and peppers. Really quaffable and good. Blueprint for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (1227) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Light gold, fizzy fluffball white head. Hay, grass, clove, cinnamon, bready/dank yeast.. Banana tongue. Light spice, funk and mild hops. Very well balanced saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
curepute (141) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Straw golden with 3 finger head. Aroma of farmhouse yeast, banana, hoppy. Taste is huge, complex and dry. Bread, yeasty, opens up to pineapple, citrus, spicy, hops. The hops develop more on the finish with a good yeast kick. Good drinker this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1365) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2015 Dark gold pour, strong white 12 finger head. Nose is citrus and funky Belgian yeast. Bitter. Middle is sweet bready malt, tangerine and orange playing together, and a hint of licorice. Finish is yeasty and bittersweet. This has improved from my first try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2014
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Slightly hazy gold pour with puffy white head. Spicy yeast aroma with some grapefruity hop notes. Flavor isnt as bitter and acidic as I thought thankfully. Light bitter hops with some mild spice and lots of farmhouse yeast. Very clean and slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8312) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Great package here. Well balanced between hay, Belgian floral yeast and a touch of hops. Pours cloudy orange with good head and lacing. Finishes lightly floral and sweet. Tap at Smoke and Barrel.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
svennolavs (1) - Evje, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
Smells real good. Perfect with a good meal. Sweet and mild taste. Easy to drink. Love that its 8,5%. Fell i love with this beer at once. ;-)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duke33 (69) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Mildly fizzy on the tongue. Pours a beautiful golden yellow, with a thick white head. Its an amazingly clean and crisp Saison. Even though its 8.5%, its not overburdened with a high alcohol flavor.


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