Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

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4,269 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,269
Reviews: 927
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 263
Gots: 1,037 | FT: 16
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: 4,269 | Reviews: 927
Photo of MarkSansone
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drinks smooth for 8%. Very bright carbonation. Nice beer.

Photo of clcross
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very tasty saison. Nice tropical fruit notes mixed with very slight pepper and earth/grass.
Very drinkable, doesn't drink like a 8.5.
Delicious grapefruit finish.

Also, I actually had this in Disneyworld, so there's that.

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

12 oz. bottle into a tulip. Cloudy golden in appearance with tons of carbonation. A semi-aggressive pour resulted in a monolithic, infinitely-dense block of white, crunchy foam, nearly 4 fingers width in height. As the beer warmed, the head only receeded in certain areas, much like snow when warm water is dripped down from melting icicles. Sweet floral, spice, yeast, and light tropical fruit notes on the nose with a noticable "peppery" aroma. Medium weight, and while still quite carbonated, very smooth in texture. Sweet, somewhat muted tropical fruit up front on the taste with strong hints of flowers, grass, and earth setting in as the beer warms on the palate. There's a bready, almost sourdough character on the back end. Still lively with carbonation on the finish, it goes down very smooth and leaves behind faint notes of sweet flowers and earthiness in its wake.

This beer was a real treat. One of the best saisons I've had, hands down. There's a complexity not seen (or maybe not as easily detected) in most of the other shelf saisons I've had in the past. Expertly balanced, and not overdone in any aspect. Great beer, right here.

Photo of safaricook
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orange body, fluffy white fine bubbled head

Orange, peppery, earthy, herbal

Dry! Peppery, hop, bisquite malt

Creamy almost milky

I had saisons with half the abv that were more complex. However it is quite nice

Photo of jmdrpi
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid saison, good balance of the different flavors

Photo of Apellonious
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass best by 12/7/2015.

A- Normal pour turned into surge of head, overflowing the glass. Surge of head. Check. Cloudy yellowish orange. Five fingers of head that took a few minutes to dissipate.

S - Belgian yeast, dirt, farm funk, spices.

T - Follows the nose, with some grapefruit and spice on the finish. Banana and grass. Can't pick up any of the 8.5% ness.

M - Fairly heavy for a saison, medium carbonation

O - Heard good things, so was looking forward to giving it a try. Was not expecting the overflowing surge of head release on the pour, especially when it was a moderate one. Other than that, based on my still relatively light amount of experience with the style, its a solid offering.

Photo of gregb13
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

After sampling this one tonight, I believe it's time to start trying more saisons! Very nice beverage, served fairly cold on a hot day here in the desert. Lots of citrus, white bread, and earthiness going on here. Very refreshing, though a touch more bitter aftertaste than I'd hope for.


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

Hennepin's audacious St. Louis cousin. More peppery hops than hennepin, with two fingers of sturdy foam worhty of Aphrodite's wild ride. I hated for this one to end.

Photo of TheBeerDangler
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Ginger Man TX. Not as effervescent as i would want, but totally delivers. Mouthfeel makes up for it it. One of the best saisons in the US

Photo of BucBasil
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this in Shanghai China at a small foreign grocery. Nice find!

Appearance: Cloudy bright orange with an off-white foamy head that lasts a few minutes.

Smell: Bright light fruits and some flowery hops.

Taste: Subtle taste of citrus and some spiciness. Has a yeasty easy finish. Pretty easy drinking beer. A bit of citric sourness, like citrus peels.

Overall: Solid beer overall. A very nice find in Shanghai, perfect for the hot summer coming up.

Photo of Keyersoze46
2.68/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

More hoppy then I expected but not bad flavor with not much after taste

Photo of maedhros09
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Hazy gold with tons of dense white head. Lots of sediment in the bottle.
Smell: Delicate sweet floral aromas
Taste: Fresh sweet but not oversweet maltiness with belgian yeast and some spiciness. When I first sipped it I thought I got a hint of white wine, but it didn't seem to stick around.
Feel: Light to medium with lots of carbonation unfolding with each sip.

Overall: A pretty solid, delicious saison. The alcohol is well-hidden and there's enough complexity to make it somewhere between a sipper and a refresher.

Photo of Kuaff
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

In tulip at cellar temperature.

It's a pretty straw gold of great clarity, with some very small sediments visible if ya look close. Lots of carbonation streams. The foam is pure white, and is a good 4 cm high.It lasts an intermediate while and leaves some lacing behind...

The first thing to note about the aroma is that it is fruity. Green apples, grapes, lemons, pears, and mangoes abound along with some honey and bread. It smells sweet, but a tart sweet. There are even hints of spices like cloves, nutmeg, coriander, and cardamom. It's floral, too.

Fruity explosion of flavor... first sweeter fruits, but then the tart ones make me pucker a bit, haha. I get more intense citrus here, very lemon-like. In fat, it may be the most lemony beer I've tasted. Eventually, the fruits dry up into a satisfying bready finish.

The body is full, befitting this Belgian style.

Very impressed. A saison of balance, complexity, and intensity.

Photo of Andrebeavers
3.66/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, just not quite what I was expecting. Definitely not bad tho.

Photo of rrgarciajr
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smooth with a hoppy bite

Photo of jackb112
3.61/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It's a tough ale. Not my favorite, but I can enjoy it sipping slowly.

Photo of Scarycarrie1
3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sweet and inoffensive. It's okay. Would drink again.

Photo of toronadotornado
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer Hall - San Francisco, CA - draft

Photo of Torreon10
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes like Matilda with a bite at the end. I like it

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

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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