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RATINGS: 1741   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
atomjack9 (19) - - APR 5, 2014
Rich, luxurious golden color. Pours a frothy head. Bursting with flavor of a rich fruit, nice hop punch and golden straw/wheat malt. Finish is an exquisite peppercorn that lingers for a while.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - APR 4, 2014
Clear light yellow to golden pour with one finger of frothy white head. Aroma is tantalizing with notes of yeast, hay, a bit spice and fruit tart. Taste is everything you could want with a balanced medium heavy sweetness and a long lasting spicy finish. Great beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2017 My Bottom Line:
This wondrous Saison lays out bubblegum esters, fruity hops, bready yeast, straw-like cereals and supple honeyed residual sugars in a tightly woven, superbly drinkable and amazingly authentic example. Wow.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sturdy head of foam covers the misty straw blond.
-Subtle floral and herbal hops lace the finish.
-Mango candy is found throughout, as is pineapple juice.
-The perfect bottle conditioning job adds to the amazing flavor experience.
-There is no sign of the alcohol whatsoever. This drinks like a 6% brew...
-Balance exists throughout.
-This is one of those rare American-made Belgian-style brews which makes you travel to Belgium with every sip. A neighbor of Dupont could have brewed this.

Bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (883) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Pale citrine, cloudy, tall, white, persistent head Aromatic, complex, floral and yeasty nose. Full body, highly carbonated, which gives it a creamy mouthfeel, assertive but well integrated alcohol, long palate. Intensely bitter but well balanced by abundant and sweet malt, Malty, earthy. Delicious, intense, intriguing, well rounded beer, satisfying beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (3907) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
Nydelig duft av appelsin, sitron og hy. Dunkel gul farge. Dekkkende hvitt skum. Frisk og sprudlende med frisk syrlig smak med en anelse sitron.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (3791) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 Freshly out of the box, thanks to Nate for this one! Pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head that leaves good lacing. It is almost glowing in a way. Nose is of fruity and citrusy hops, light pepper. Peaches maybe? Anyway, nice! I could smell that all day long. Taste is not quite sweet, just a little starchy. Fruity and piney hops offer a medium level of bitterness. Some fresh cereals flavors. Body is light, carbonation medium. This is mighty drinkable! Really nice, wish I had access to this on a regular basis!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1529) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
12oz bottle pours hazy pale yellow with big 3 finger head. Nose is dusty grains, orange peel, fruity yeast, spices. Taste is dry crisp yeasty grains and citrus, some funk. Finish is dry wheat and grains, citrus, orange, peppery yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (3045) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap at Matchbox in Fairfax. Pours a hazy light gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is light spice and Belgian yeast, not overdone. Taste is smooth and clean with touches of hop bitterness, spices and citrus all coming through and well balanced. Excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1679) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Cloudy, golden appearance with a large white head and good lacing. Spicy, yeasty aroma with herbal hops lingering in the background. Earthy, piquant flavors with ample spicyness paired with lemongrass. Dry, bitter, slightly sour aftertaste. Light to medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish. Nominally complex and well structured.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (2158) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours a hazy light golden color with a large foamy head that fades slowly to ample lacing. Aroma of citrus, fruity, with fresh grain, yeast, spice and funk. Taste of citrus, a sweetness that is a blend of fruit and malt, nice touch of spice and fresh grain. Mild bitterness and a dry finish with a bit of tart. Moderate body, smooth with a rich feel. Nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer, worth checking out


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