Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

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4,135 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,135
Reviews: 895
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 249
Gots: 965 | 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: 4,135 | Reviews: 895
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.

Photo of ZBowden
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with thick bubbly white head, smells of spices yeast peppery and malty, tastes of spices yeast (clove?) and malts, thick mouthfeel with a lasting finish.

Photo of KensWorld
4.96/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow! Does not get much better than this. A PERFECT US SAISON!

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

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The body has a light orange amber color with a hazy yeast presence. It’s topped off with a soft soapy head which slowly settles down to thin creamy covering. Lacing is mostly slick and slides down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has nice notes of lemon grass, wet hay/barnyard, sour dough bread, grassy hops and a touch of orange peel.

Taste / Palate: The flavor perfectly matches the aroma. The balance is spot on and it has a light hop finish. The feel is lively and we’ll carbonated.

Photo of themind
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

As far as Saisons go, this beer is a home run! A farmhouse ale that stands tall with the best of them.

Bottom Line: Awesome!

Photo of JB62
3.09/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too hop forward for me

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.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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