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98
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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (917) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Guest tap at Southern Sun brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a huge white head that lingers. Crisp aroma, of yeast and tart lemon. Big sharp taste, of yeast, grass, lemon zest, bitter hops, spices. Lingering lemon yeast. Very nice saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (7754) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a huge white creamy head and good lacing. Aroma is yeast, lemon, pepper, fruity. Flavor is the same, nice and fruity, light plus sweet with some pepper bite and just a bit tangy. Minimal bitterness present; not getting much from the amarillo. Medium body, carbonation higher than I would prefer with detracts from the mouthfeel a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nordcore (1398) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Golden hazy, with a huge foamy white head. Aroma of fruits, some lemon and spices sence. Very bitter taste with a soft dry and long nice fruity and then spices end. I like. Hamburg 10.09.2013

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1942) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
12 oz bottle The ale poured a hazy gold color with a huge white frothy head and significant lacing. This ale has a light crisp taste with a bitter hops on the tongue. There is some Belgian-style taste but does not dominate. The higher ABV is very subtle. The medium body ale has lively carbonation. The finish is clean with some tropical fruit with some light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2013
This came to me from a mail order a few months past its prime. Best by date of 6/13, batch number 752251.

Pours almost clear just a slight haze and gold. Straw yellow with a fat creamy head of white foam that fell lazily and left a rocky cap and gobs of lace clinging to the glass. I expected to see a stream of effervescence and I saw only a few stray bubbles ambling up to the top.

Nose is faint. Some muddled fruits and some chalky dryness. If I really dive into the glass I can make out some peach,apple skins and pear. Grass and a little bit herbal. Not really any spice on the nose except for a tiny bit of pepper that is so faint. Mellow and very tame. Bit of mineral quality on the nose.

Taste is subdued and soft. Very smooth and theres a touch of alcohol on the palate to warm on the way down. The fruits have lost their tartness and they remain muddy on the palate. It is chalky and dry, theres only a bit of flat pepper. While the mouthfeel is creamy its a little hot from the alcohol and a little heavier than if the carbonation had been more sparkling. Theres a bit of lemon on the palate, like lemon zest. Its not crisp.

I was a little disappointed but I realize that it is past its prime. Wonder what it would have been like fresh?

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (7467) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2013

Appearance: Cloudy pale golden color with a fine white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, yeast, some spices and herbal.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a fresh bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Fresh herbal, yeast, mild citric and some spices.
Overall impression: Yeeeeaaahhhh what an outstanding brew!
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours golden with a lasting head and foamy lacing. Acidic, floral aroma. Taste is oranges and lilac. Sweet, spicy finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
big hop aroma. esters and alcohol. clear pale straw color. some sweetness, some hop flavor. a little alcohol present. reasonably bitter, especially in finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1831) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Fruity aroma with a touch of honey. Sweet fruity taste, strong honey finish. Pleasant palate mild hops and honey.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1715) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Poured from a tap. Clear golden yellow color, nice white full head. Smells like fruit. Sweet Hops and fruit flavor.


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