Saturday, February 5, 2011

Beer Review: Boulevard Brewing Harvest Dance

picture courtesy Boulevard Brewing

I've never been a fan of wheatwines. Using mostly wheat malts, wheatwines are similar to barleywines in terms of strength usually hovering around 9% abv or above. I've tried Hvedegoop from Three Floyd's Brewing and wasn't too impressed. They just seem to be too sweet for me. Now my experiences with wheatwines are a bit limited thanks to my past experiences with the style but I am willing to try more. I just really don't want to have to pay for them! I'm not a big fan of paying for styles you know you don't like.

I recently conducted a trade with a buddy of mine from the Show-Me Beer Blog and he sent along Boulevard's Harvest Dance. I was hesitant to try it so brought it along to the Steins Deli beer tasting we had last month to share it with friends. All I can say is WOW! Here is my review:

Brewery: Boulevard Brewing

Beer: Harvest Dance

Style: Wheatwine

ABV: 9.10%

Louisiana Availibility: NONE

Price Range: Unknown

Appearance: Poured into tasting glass. Poured a nice golden amber color with a nice fluffy white head.

Smell: Interesting hints of apples, pineapple, honey, banana and hops.

Taste: Nice tropical fruit taste with hints of pepper, oak and honey. WOW!

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall: I hate wheatwines. Not anymore. This is a fantastic brew and I will be looking for more!

Score: Photobucket 4.5 out of 5 Buddhas

1 comment:

Drunk-Monkey said...

I'm glad I was able to turn you on to the style. If you ever get a chance, try Smuttynose Wheatwine. It's the first wheatwine I tried, and it blew my mind