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RATINGS: 1742   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
punkska101 (2151) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
bottle shared with thx Heather and Frank a: tropical fruits, citrusy,herbacy, spicy app: hazy pale small white head.t/p: thin body with lightly acidic finish. o: wonderful. would need to seek some more.pleasant on a cold nite..can’t imagine how good this one would have been on a hot summer day.

3.9
AFMcKone (35) - Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Big fluffy head out of bottle pour. Smells sweet, bready. Taste is strong grapefruit with the grapefruit bitterness aftertaste. Fairly good, better as it warmed in the glass.

4.5
mchaoulideer (9) - - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
Very balanced, though not without a yeasty funk you won't forget. Crisp but unfiltered, reviving but not gentle. An amazing beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
kidobutai (698) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Mmm. Good beer. Had to give it a high appearance mark on the head alone. ..frothy and long-lasting. Nice light-golden color. Strong grapefruit aroma, tastes fruity and floral, doesn’t taste like a 8% abv.

4.8
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Way too hoppy to be a real saison, but somehow it just makes it better. The flagship of a great brewery.

3.8
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Golden yellow pour with tan head. Light wheat and yeast aromas. Light sweetness, spice and wheat tones. Wouldn’t have realized the ABV without knowing it.

4.2
commonmac (1338) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle pour into awesome Belgian glass from Brussels. Beautiful color like a darker orange/golden. Impressive head that holds up as the beer is consumed. Lacing to make a fancy dinner setting jealous. Good balance of hops and sweet with some citrus notes. Maintains a consistent complex flavor throughout with the only minor complaint being a slight funk aftertaste. All in all a great beer and another stellar option from a really good brewery.

3.8
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
750ml bottle - A really excellent beer and enjoyable enough to watch my Raiders beat-up on the Chargers. Aroma has a nice balance between hops and malts, lots of funky/spicy notes to keep my nose interested in smelling it. Flavor is malty, sweet, tart, citrusy with a surprisingly long finish. Really nice buy.

4.3
drpimento (3760) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Damn good beer, tho it’s pushing the envelope a bit. Bottle opened with a big pop at a good temperature and poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, fluffy, cream-colored head that lasts a very long time and some lace. Color is very slightly hazy yellow amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is dominated by lovely fresh hop, citrus, a bit of resin. Flavor’s much like nose with again hop in front backed with some malt sweet and some bitter. Traditional saison characteristics have been supplanted by the hop domination. Body/carbonation are excellent. Finish is like flavor, hop strength carries thru for a very long time and only a little alcohol warmth. Great drinking beer. Wish we could get it locally.

3.8
berntholer (1619) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2013
stable dense ivorywhite head disappears slowly with foam head and structured lacing. blonde colour. aroma of citrus, grapefruit, pepper, clove, orange. taste of pepper, clove (phenolic). medium body and carbonation. nice discovery, great saison. bottle 75 cl / bbf oct-2014


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