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98
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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
thegreenrooster (4558) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2017 Pour is a bright gold with a large white head. Aroma is very fruity with some citrus hops. Flavor is again some fruityness and hops with a little bit of funk and finishes with a dry maltyness. I probably rated the saison brett from this brewer higher but this is right up there with some of the better American saisons.

4
MrBunn (2848) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
On tap at Ciceros. Body is a gold with a decent head and spicy aromas of pepper, cloves, grass and honey. Flavor us heavily spicy with a bit of alcohol and sweet malt flavors of honey and pear and grass and lemon in the finish.

3.8
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 11, 2009
On tap at the Crescent Moon. Pours a golden yellow with a large thick white head of various-sized bubbles. Great lacing. Spicy aroma of gooseberries and grassy hops. A very delicate flavor of medium hop citrus. Mild sweetness pervades throughout. Remarkably clean and quick finish.

4.1
mreusch (858) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2009
On tap @ Barley’s on Midland. Pours a cloudy bright golden yellow with a large white head that lingers and leaves a great coat of lacing. Aroma is fruity, with spice and some overripe banana and citrus hops. Flavor is very drinkable, and more of the same, including fruit, spice, ripe banana and citrus. Very tasty and enjoyable, great stuff!

4.2
theisti (4203) - Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2009
On draft at the Boulevard tasting room. Pour is hazed golden yellow with a nicely formed one inch white head. Aroma of fresh hops, pine and apricot citrus, followed closely by earthy graininess, mineral, spice and clove yeastiness. Fresh, complex, tons going on, yet still soft and well integrated. Taste is bright pine and apricot bitter, with the mineral earthy grain again closely following the hops. The yeast and clove perfectly wrap up the finish. Taste is soft yet bright, like the nose. Palate is medium, coats the mouth nicely, yet has a clean and dry finish. The finish reveals more lingering mineral character. Super drinkable.

4.2
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2009
On tap at the Flying Saucer in KC. Pours a lightly hazed, bright golden body with an inch thick, dense, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of thick lacing. Very good looking. Aroma is quite nice. Fruity and sweet, but solid amount of spicing and a really nice hop nose. Good amount of floral, piney citrus, Belgian yeast and banana, soft white pepper, sweet malts, and a hint of barnyard funk. Flavor is quite nice and balanced as well. Starts with a light malty sweetness and lots of fruitiness. Banana and orange mostly. A nice piney bitterness guides this all the way through along with a soft spicing. Finishes slightly tart with lots of citrus sweetness, more of that piney bitterness, and a nice malty barnyard spiciness. Dry, medium bodied, and easy drinking with a nice lingering taste. Overall, a very impressive beer. Love the noticable amount of piney citrus and soft spicing throughout. Just a touch of barnyard funk keeps this truer to the style. Very well done.

4.7
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2009
My favorite beer on tap in the tasting room. Great Saison (light, golden color) with a great dry-hopped aroma. This isn’t what most would call a session beer, but I’d like it to be. Not too heavy on the grain bill, but light, refreshing, and with a little punch. Float a boulevard dry stout (on tap) for a tasty treat.

3.7
drfabulous (8572) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2009
On tapt at Sycamore. Fruity. Very light. Not an intense amount of brett if it is there, but some of the yeast comes through giving it solid flavor.

4
vyvvy (6731) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Rating #1900 - Sampled on draft far too many times at St. Louis Microfest. Pours fairly clear yellow / golden with a small white head. The aroma has lots of hops (pine, floral, citric) along with some funkiness from brett and some barnyard type traits. Medium grainy funky body with semi-sharp carbonation. The taste starts off with earthy, floral hops, some lightly toasted malt, light caramel and funked up brett yeastiness. The finish is dry at first, then some malt shows up, followed by lingering funky grainy taste with hops still hanging in there as well. Massive thumbs up for this amazing gem of a beer.

4.2
xmarcnolanx (945) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2009 On Tap at St. Louis Microfest. Aroma is citrus, white pepper, orangy hops, and a touch of dankness and saison yeast. Taste is slightly tart and acidic, lots of pepper and yeasty elements. More orange and citrus-sweet fruit hoppiness comes through towards the finish. Finish is full and sweet and a bit cloying with the hops and maltiness. Semi-dry for the style. Fresh, this is very nice. I’d really love to see how this develops as the brett takes over.


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