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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,034 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,034
Reviews: 872
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 234
Gots: 885 | FT: 14
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: 4,034 | Reviews: 872
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
3.12/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Love Boulevard's high ABV brews, but this one is not good. Also, this is not a Saison. More of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale/Blonde Ale.

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.

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

Very nice! A pleasant surprise found at my neighborhood store. Very smooth and drinkable...but beware, that ABV will sneak up on you. :-) Highly recommend.

Photo of Zeplover2010
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This showed up at Zeppelin Hall. Best Boulevard I've had. More robust and stronger than other farmhouse brews I've had. Recommend.

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Big Tank 7 Fan Here. Always good.

Photo of LouZ
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle, quickly rising to two fingers of foamy head with strong retention and lacing. Aroma is a mix of tart, fruit, and a hint of malty sweetness and Belgian spice. Taste is not tart, but pleasant and lightly sweet; most resembles a saison. Feel is moderately carbonated and medium bodied, easy to drink and not boozy for 8.5%. Overall, a good farmhouse ale.

Photo of CHickman
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy gold color with a tiny bits of sediment and tons of carbonation racing up to an absolutely tremendous 3-4 finger cloudy/foamy off white head that was full of bubbles of all sizes and did not budge for several minutes; the head was so thick it looked like whipped cream and left excellent spotty foamy lacing all over the tulip glass and rings as it went down. Great way to start the show, it was very impressive to look at.

Smells of yeast, mild funk, lemon zest, coriander, orange peel, musty grapes, light grains, horse hair, grapefruit and lots of earthy notes. It’s light and airy smelling with citrus hops, pepper and some fruity sweetness that made it very enjoyable to inhale.

Tastes very similar to the nose with a nice malty sweetness, appropriate levels of yeast to emulate the Belgian’s finest, citrus hops and the associated lemon, orange peel and grapefruit, spices that showcase pepper and coriander, some more fruit like apple skin or a chilled white wine, and then a slight medicinal/aspirin like dry finish that was clean and left a lingering grainy sweetness.

Nice balance and a smooth crisp feel, this slid across the tongue with almost no carbonation, a light to medium body and a nice sweetness from the overall complexities in the brew that minimized the farmhouse elements and brought the fruity notes up front. Boulevard just started to get distributed in NY and I looked forward to trying this and it lived up to the hype. A very tasty beer that I will definitely have again, and a great American version of this style.

Photo of E-McFarden
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light amber with great lacing. Fruity floral aroma hops. Grapefruit bittering hops with biscuity caramely malts. This one has great feel to it.

Photo of KWolf
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very nice rendition of a farmhouse. Fuller bodied but still to style. Nice!

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,034 ratings.