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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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3.7
ryecatcher (1433) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy straw gold, massive white head and solid lacing -- super carbonated. Nose is cloves, brettt, bananas and lilies. Mouth is lemon peel, cloves, white pepper with a medium bitter finish. Very nice.

3.9
k0mpsa (2925) - Tuusula, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle at kaisla, helsinki. Clear golden color, small white head. Refreshing aroma, citrus, yeast, some malts. Medium body, citrus, co2, malts, yeast. Excellent saison.

3.9
theothermatt (286) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2013
On tap at Gather in Denver. Pours cloudy and golden. Spicy aroma. Doughy. Yeasty. Smooth character on the front end. Very wet and full. Bitter and spicy. As it warms I get hints of sour apples and a bit of funk.

3.7
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12oz Bottle. The pour was a cloudy straw yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white pillowy head that diminished slowly, down to a medium cap of residue which lasted throughout and had excellent sheeting of lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt, floral and grassy hops and a funky barnyard Belgian yeast along with notes of banana, citrus (grapefruit), a hint of a peppery spice and a mild tartness.

The taste was mildly sweet with a smooth hoppiness which was present throughout, with the finish being a bit fruity and rather yeasty with a peppery citrus ending. The flavor long in duration following the swallow, with a slightly bitter citrus taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was just past light in body and dry in texture with a carbonation that was a bit beyond medium in intensity.

Overall this was a delicious tasting Farmhouse Ale, with a superb fruity hoppiness that just made me want another... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

3.9
RickFifty (1238) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2015 0.75L bottle. Cloudy golden color, frothy white head. Fruity esters nose, banana, floral, wheat, Belgian yeast, hint of alcohol. Sweet taste, Belgian yeast, light spicy, fruity esters, light bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle
Aroma: Fruit, a bit of funk
Appearance: Cloudy straw with big white head
Taste: Fruit, peppery notes
Palate: Very dry finish, white wine like
Overall: Quite nice, although the ABV is definitely makes this more of a sipper than an ordinary saison.

4.3
nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Incredibly unique brew. Wonderful pour and head. Good overall balance. Quite enjoyable.

3.7
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Tap pour - @ JJ. Pours clear gold yellow with nice huge fluffy white head. Soap, spice, pepper and lemon-orange on the nose. Taste is mildly fruity, with more pepper and spice up front, finishing with a definite hop presence. Medium-light bodied with lemon zest. Pretty good, belies the ABV.

3.7
Beese (2669) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle at The Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a hazy light golden colour with a big, fluffy white head. Citrus aroma with orange peal and some grain. Flavours of lemon zest, bready malt and Belgian yeast. Finishes with dry grains, grassy hops and some peppery spice. Far, far nicer than the chocolate beer in this series...

3.9
SamTheBarrel (801) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2014 355 ml bottle, pours opaque yellow with ha large beige foamy head. Aroma of banana, orange and lemon peels. Taste is similar to the aroma, but also with a hint of spices and herbs. Well carbonated, medium body and somewhat bitter. Not a hint of alcohol even though this beer is 8.5% ABV. A very pleasant saison.


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