Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

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4,184 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,184
Reviews: 909
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 255
Gots: 993 | 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: 4,184 | Reviews: 909
Photo of captain
2.36/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Apparently I am just not a fan of this style.

Photo of Invinciblejets
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great farmhouse Better with some age tho.

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a light golden yellow colour with a slight haze. White head poured big, thick and fluffy and a steady stream of carbonation maintained a good covering throughout... some sticky lacing...

A lot going on in the aroma... lots of spicy yeast mixed with tart juicy fruits (pears, grapefruits, limes), very floral, talcum powder notes, light honey and some candy sugar sweetness, some earthy farmyard traces, hay, some rubberiness, fresh bread, some pine...

Taste - Tart spicy fruits (pears, grapefruit, apples), quite a lot of yeastiness, floral honey, quite perfumed, light earthy funk, grassy hops, chalky, faint coriander, quite peppery, some herbal notes, metallic, sea salt... flavours develop well as the beer warms up...

M&D - Pretty sharp and dry... Light body... Extremely refreshing and dangerously drinkable at 8.5%...

Overall - A top class Saison... As good as any i've had... recommended...

Photo of durlta
2.32/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Not a fan of this beer.

Photo of zac16125
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a tulip
Best before: 06-2015

A: Pours a hazy golden straw yellow, with 3+ fingers width of billowy white colored head, that hangs around for a long time before dissipating down and leaves a good amount of lacing. 4

S: A good amount of citrus and lots of fruity esters, Belgian yeast banana, clove and other spices; some herbaceous, floral, straw like characters. Lots going on , very nice. 4.25

T: Spice up front, a black pepper bite, coupled with citrus on the finish. Some floral notes. Fruity esters are subtle, mostly masked by the impressive spiciness. Lots of lemon. A bit spice heavy, but solid. 4

M/D: Medium body, carbonation heavy but appropriate, ABV is on the higher end for the style yet still unnoticeable, drinkability is good. 4.25

O: Well done and enjoyable Saison. 4.25

Photo of Jjski
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this saison and can only get it mail order from West Coast. No Boulevard distro in Upstate NY.

That said: great brewery, great beer. I could swim in a tank of Hennepin, I'm so close to that brewery. I would rather pay the freight and get Tank 7. Personal preference, or maybe it's in my head because it's hard for me to get. Both Tank 7 and Hennepin are masterful renditions of the style

Photo of Dikfour
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Pale hazy Gold. Some sediment floating about. Thick white head dissipates at a respectable clip.

Smell: A little barnyard. Like wet dusty straw. Some Belgian yeastyness. Slightly peppery.

Taste: Bright malts. Alcohol is noticeable but goes well with the pepper. Belgian yeast is almost masked by it actually. Very well balanced.

Feel: Mouth feel is similar to a Coca-Cola, light carbonation and a little syrupy. Not unwelcome though. Finishes very dry.

Overall: Really solid Saison. This one tastes like it was made in a barn out in rural Kansas (I've never been to Missouri). This one has a certain malt quality that I love about certain Lagers. Real easy to drink and 8.5%. Love it.

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of fruits, yeast, some spice. Taste is malts, spices, fruits, hops are present, alcohol well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice saison characteristic. High alcohol and overall a nice beer.

Photo of thehoppylady
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A little fruity for farmhouse ale, but not too sweet. Fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw-colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish.

Photo of jfeyes
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

nicely carbonated brew with a great mouth feel!

Photo of fttaylor
3.07/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2015 Washington Post Winner in March Madness Contest

Photo of MikeInOhio
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Slightly sweet, peppery, earthy, spritzy. A really good mild saison.

Photo of DavidGross
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a 4 pack of bottles, let settle and decanted into one of my sam adams glasses. very bright and clear golden yellow. delicate aroma and light feel. Tasted way better than i've read about. Slightly spicy/hoppy taste with a light fruityness to it. Very smooth and easy drinking. love this beer.

Photo of RaguFestivale
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unreal beer! Worth it every time!

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty farmhouse ale. Haven't had anything from Boulevard I didn't like so far. Nice sour/spicy notes up front, finished with yeasty sweetness. Mmm good.

Photo of ENogueira
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle in a glass. Yellow in color, with a decent head. Smells like fruit. The taste is hoppy, with orange and pineapple as the primary citrus notes. Very good aftertaste, like grapefruit juice. Excellent beer.

Photo of Antc2382
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very interesting farmhouse/saison. Amazing smell, this is what beer should smell like. Great look, large huge, great lacing, cloudy light gold. Taste is very good; mouthfeel has some dry, peppery notes and you can taste the high ABV from this. Overall, excellent beer

Photo of Sara24
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Piney. Allow it to warm up just a bit. Bitter back. Worth it.

Photo of Antnego
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a hazy golden hue, cloudy, with a thick soapy head. Lacing is thin, sticky and persistent.

S: Musty cellar, corn, dried fruit, clove, banana. Like a funky hefe weissbier.

T: A very "busy" beer - malty sweetness upfront followed by oak, wine, banana, clove, followed by smooth hop bitterness at the finish. Big on flavor.

M: Sticky hop resin, slightly slick, soapy, chewy, thick. Very intriguing.

O: A fine example of the Saison style, made more appealing by the fact it comes in twelve-ounce bottles. Makes for a nice evening beer, where Saison DuPont requires a friend to share with (the 10-oz. bottles are rare). The price is right.

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apple, white pepper, lemon peel, honey, bitter finish, orange peel, saison spice

Photo of mmesce2
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had a 12oz bottle at Map Room. Medium head, beautiful, small bubble carbonation. Clear straw-orange color. Aroma is big on citrus, minor on spice. This is fine, but it was a bit unusual to me for a farmhouse / saison style. I am used to having them in very good balance. Overall great taste; similar to the aroma, it was more prominent on the citrus than the spice. Feel was rather dry but refreshing.

Photo of rodmanfor3
2.5/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was a weak beer. It tasted like water that sat in a barn overnight.

Photo of JasonMcDrinky
3.28/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a really good beer if you're only having one. Bright refreshing citrus and hops give it a nice palate cleansing effect. Very good cold on a hot afternoon. The second one didn't taste nearly as good as the first one, the citrus got a little overwhelming. Plenty of Vitamin "A", so one may be all you want anyway.

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

Pours a bubbly gold with thick white foamy head. Grassy aroma with orange and spice notes. Refreshing flavor, bright hints of clove and lemon grass.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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