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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,069 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,069
Reviews: 879
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 236
Gots: 904 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: grumpy on 06-19-2009

Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment that’s just a bit persnickity. Here at Boulevard we have fermenter number seven, the black sheep of our cellar family. Ironically, when our brewers were experimenting with 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 big surge of fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw-colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish.

38 IBU
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Ratings: 4,069 | Reviews: 879
Photo of JayRican
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

5's across the board. This was one of the most delicious saison's I have tried.

Photo of DDiFran
3.44/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Thick, lacy head. Fragrant bouquet. Strange bitter finish detracts from the other flavors. Color is a bit too much like hazy Budweiser. Interesting beer but not sure I'd buy it again. Maybe I'm just not a saison fan.

Photo of smanders
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Been hearing about this one for a while; Costco had bombers for $7.99 = Winning!

Appearance: cloudy, copper-colored with dense, bulbous head. Attempted to share and all they got was "foam." Chunky lacing is all over the glass...

Smell: I'm in Europe, on the river, and the birds are chirping! Fresh hay, bready yeast, and a hint of spice. It almost makes you feel healthier just smelling it.

Taste: fruity/citrus notes, with just the most subtle touch of spice .

Mouthfeel: tons of carbonation with a light, crisp finish.

Drinkability: A great option on a hot day, sitting outside, enjoying the companionship of a good friend, or significant other. A wonderful representation of the style - Thanks Boulevard!!!

Photo of thorkelson
4.98/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my favorite farmhouses of all time. Sweet malt taste with fluffy feel.

Photo of smith_s4765
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A wheaty base with a nice back end of spices

Photo of gmossii
3.07/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer is very reminiscent of an IPA but it had the fruity undertones that highlights a Saison. It has got great color but the smell and strong bitters make this one not really stand out as anything special. I think this would be a great beer for anyone looking to broaden their horizons out of IPA Land into the fuller diversity of the Land of Beer.

Photo of NinjaJesus
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the better Saisons around. This is definitely a great place to start when exploring the Saison/Farmhouse Ale style. The Belgian yeast strain definitely comes through with some fruit esters but it is balanced well with some citrus hops. Delicious.

Photo of CtyLineBeerBlog
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bomber poured into a tulip glass. 8.5% ABV

L - Darker hue of gold, familiar with the style. Two finger length, sturdy foam dome with nice lacing down the glass

S - Soft, citrus aroma. Notes of pineapple and oranges.

T - Combination of orange, lemon, and the bitterness is almost like bananas. Alcohol taste is a little overpowering but that only comes at the end.

F - It is consistent with other brands in this particular style. Clean, refreshing feel and light body.

O - I like this beer. It had the nice, fresh tastes of a beer for the warm weather months and still had a nice, beer punch on the palate. Perfect for an outdoor wind-down on your favorite seating device =]

Photo of dank203
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

classic look and really pungent aroma. taste is well balanced. nice bite to it like a saison should always have. Good amount of citrusy hops and a bit sweet.

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As a new beer for me, this one makes the cut! Smooth and silky initial rush with some mild backend carbonation. It has a high drinkability due to its' exquisite taste - keep this as a sipper though!

Photo of MCDuhamel
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a huge, growing, meringue like head that follows the beer down the glass. Heavy lacing. Lively carbonation is evident. The beer is a light amber, properly hazy after an aggressive pour of a bottle conditioned beer. Nose is orange peel, mineral. Taste is minerally, light citrus, vanilla, black pepper and malt, with a dry finish. Mouthfeel is light, belying the high ABV. This is a world class saison.

Photo of WckdVbz
3.03/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Love Boulevard's high ABV brews, but this one is not good. Also, this is not a Saison. More of a Belgian IPA.

Photo of MisterGone
4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pretty much one of the better American Farmhouse's. Pours a hazy gold, with a tall white head. As the head settles, the haze lifts. The Belgian signature banana bread opens the aroma profile, with some tropicals and even lemon. Light spiciness. The flavor highlights the dried tropical fruits and balances with a nice bready finish. Top shelf stuff.

Photo of baconfromwalmart
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: lots of carbonation, slightly cloudy dirty straw yellow with a full off-white head.
S: citrus, pine.
T: wonderful fruitiness up front, slight bitterness at the back, really really well balanced.
F: incredibly smooth and velvety
O: not what I normally expect for a farmhouse ale, but this beer is excellent!

Photo of biboergosum
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Belgian-style bottle, a single that I may have once never have imagined seeing on my local beer store shelves.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, bright medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and melted marshmallow-like off-white head, which leaves some sudsy, chunky splattered lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of acrid, but tenable earthy yeast, semi-sweet pale malt, a touch of further caramel sweetness, weird corn grits, and prominent citrusy and generically tropical fruity hops. The taste is bready grainy pale malt, orange, white grapefruit, and lemon domestics, and guava, pineapple, and boysenberry foreigners, still understated yeast, faint white pepper esters, and plain leafy, earthy, and somewhat grassy hops.

The bubbles are fairly active, but never really manifesting in much more than a testy frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, both the yeast and hops taking an ounce or so of proverbial flesh, it would seem, but to no ill effect. It finishes well off-dry, the bready pale malt carrying on like it owns the joint, to the chagrin of yeast, spice, and (especially) hops alike.

One pleasant, and sweet tooth indulgent Saison, I gotta say. I've passed this one over on many trips stateside in recent years, only to find it on my virtual doorstep now. Easy to drink, complex, and duly satisfying, in a world-wide sense, maybe save the part of Belgium who might have cause to complain of the smallest infraction.

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark gold draft pour with thin white head; some lace. Funky sour nose. Clovey and tart, with a white wine sweetness. Lite mouthfeel. Tasty lightly sour and easy to drink.

Photo of CincyBrewTull
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This refreshing beer reeks of tropical and citrus fruits.

Photo of JJTrex
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Surprisingly delicious. Golden hue and bright, refreshing finish.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice farmhouse ale. Nice sweetness and a little tart to even it out.

Photo of Balvenie
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As a fan of Boulevard I expected nothing less than excellence with Tank 7. Sorry I waited so long to jump on the bandwagon and try this. I'm a big fan of Double-Wide I.P.A., but now that it is going bye bye and being replaced by The Calling, which I don't like as much, I could see this being my go to Boulevard brew.

Pours nice and clean with a great head, fantastic lacing. Sweet fruity smell with subtle malt and spice. Nose is belgian for sure. So light and definitely tastes like a mild Saison. Feel is airy, but in a good way, finishes clean, refreshing. Love that coming off a long winter of stouts and porters. Crisp, clean and refreshing.

I think that is what I like about Boulevard the most, clean, all of their beers feel pure. I don't know what they are doing with that Kansas and Missouri water, but please keep doing it.

Tank 7, this just might be a summer romance getting started...

Photo of Fargrow
3.17/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It did not taste good.

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful white towering head stands above the light amber liquid. The head stays around the whole time and prolific lace coat the glass. Smell and taste is wonderful fresh bread and fruity esters with a touch of honey in the aroma. Silky smooth and very drinkable this beer is worth repeating and sharing!!

Photo of Clouser
2.56/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

There was just something about the aftertaste.

Photo of merock1402
3.13/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Was not expecting the odd flavors. May have to try another to make sure. Spicy Orange notes. Not a fan. Sorry

Photo of mtvolkens
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I couldn't decide if I could find myself a fan of saisons or not, but Tank 7 has won me. Absolutely deliciously fresh. Will definitely be buying again.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,069 ratings.