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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 907
Hads: 4,487
Avg: 4.15
pDev: 22.89%
Wants: 277
Gots: 1,189 | 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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Reviews: 907 | Hads: 4,487
Photo of sjdevel
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Massive head when pouring this 750ml. There was a 4 finger head and it stays prominent for quite some time. Very light yellow straw color and extremely clear.

Musty and dank sour fruit and fresh cut grass. Possibly a slight hop bite and a slight breadiness in there after the hops fade.

First flavors that burst through are of tart fruit and wine (apple, grape, banana, pineapple). The flavor is slightly sour but it doesn't overpower your taste buds. When the sour jolt fades, there is a nice sweet malty bready taste that fades to a slight dry finish. At first I through this brew was of a very high ABV% as there is a fair alcohol burn that quickly warms you. It is at 8.5%, but it just struck me as a 10 or 11%'er.

This was very fizzy on the tongue and seemed full bodied that it probably actually was. Still light-medium body.

I am a big Boulevard fan, but I was not as impressed with this one. It is a good saison, but I expected more as I have heard a lot of hype about it. It hits the mark on a lot of style point, but still didn't strike me as other saisons have. I expected more grassy / herbal notes and less hoppy. This one tastes a lot like some IPAs that I have had. I just don't think it lived up to the hype.

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Photo of pinyin
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Such a great Saison. And so readily available in NY.

It really doesn't get much better than this.

Better than Allagash, and slightly better than Prairie Standard.

The flowery hibiscus nose and flavor profile is so dynamic on Tank 7. It really is the pinnacle of ale yeast.

Sun light really damages this product, so keep in the dark, and it helps to refrigerate the bottle for a few days drinking.

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Photo of apants007
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. It has the expected hazy gold farmhouse/saison color with an incredibly fat dense fluffy head. Smells like a flowers shop... Tastes fruity but not sweet ... Apricot, nectarine, peach with a little vanilla and rose... Like a pie on Valentine's Day! A hint of sour but not nearly as much as some of its continental counterparts. The dense carbonation mixed with the slightly thick malty goodness almost feels like a nitro... The alcohol bite is pretty smooth at first but becomes more pronounced as it warms. Overall a great example of the American farmhouse category.

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Photo of von_kaiser
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

typically not a fan of this style in the least bit. however, this one was a pleasant surprise. usually stay away from writing up a review for saison/farmhouse ales for being so biased but i'll break the trend. out of the bomber....clear golden color w/ a ton of head. yeast clean scent w/ a similar taste. the taste seemed to have a minute hint tartness to it which is why i probably enjoyed. absoultely no bite what-so-ever for this higher than normal abv. suprisingly, i would buy this again. cheers!

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, yellow beer with a fluffy, three finger high, white head.

Nose: Yeast, orange, citrus, spice and lemon peel.
Taste: Sweet malt, funk, yeast, citrus, pepper, grass, apricot and banana.
Body: Medium body and strong carbonation. Well hidden ABV. Fresh and crisp taste.

I like this!

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Photo of SmashAdams
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The head on this beer was crazy. The smell was really nice yeasty and fruity. The taste is delicious, smooth, and creamy. The yeast is mild and doesn't overpower the nice fruity spicy flavor. This is not by favorite beer style but this beer is fantastic. yb

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Photo of daddypatstacks
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not going to beat around the bush with this one. Tank 7 is a phenomenal beer. Everything from the cloudy orange color, the rush of fruit and sweet malts on the nose, and the smoothness as it goes down screams superb craftsmanship. This is one of the best farmhouse ales I've had, and one of my favorite go to beers. The taste is complex. A solid, but not overwhelming hop profile sits under a variety of fruit flavors including pear, orange, and maybe apricot. All of this is rounded out by that distinctive farmhouse yeast. As another reviewer noted, this is the perfect beer after a long, hot day. I love sitting on my porch, watching the sun set, drinking one of these. They're super easy to pour back, but this a way bigger beer than most farmhouse ales. At 8.5%, it doesn't take many to pack a punch. It hides the alcohol well though- a lot better than some beers of the same style in the ~5% range. Boulevard has me hooked with this one. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of DaBurls
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid Farmhouse. Pours a golden color with good carbonation and a good head on it. Smell of high acidic citrus and an earthy smell is very noticeable at first sniff. I got the malty smell after a couple of tries. There is also a good mix of coriander and ginger. the taste you get a good bit of lemon grass taste at the front end and a creamy malt at the back end with a pretty dry finish, which I like to see in a farmhouse or saison. The ABV is well hidden and it really brings out the citrus taste. Great beer to pair with food or drink separately on a cool night. Cheers

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Photo of Electros
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Package: 355 ml bottle.

Appearance - lightly cloudy gold.

Smell - mild fruity notes.

Taste - Dry, lightly sweet after taste, flavourful, low on bitterness.

Mouth-feel - Very mellow, quite pleasant.

Overall - This is a great brew, well balance, not over powering.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours an absolutely gorgeous hazy golden color with 2 fingers of lingering fluffy foam. Nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma is primarily their spicy yeast, but I also get some lemon peel and associated citrus.

Taste is good, but it didn’t blow me away as I expected. I will admit; I have had their Saison Brett (one of my new favorite beers), so this in comparison is a bit of a letdown. However, I am judging this separately to the best of my ability. It has some of the classic flavors of a good saison: pepperiness, spicy yeast, and a bit of citrus. However, nothing wows me about it; it is a bit plain and one dimensional (spicy yeast, lemon, and carbonation). As it warms, the beer becomes more complex and enjoyable. The hop bitterness breaks through the sweetness, and the alcohol slaps the palate a bit (in a good way). Also the finish is rather dry (which I enjoy).

This is still a fantastic beer but just not as good as I was expecting. I see it pairing well with succulent king crab legs and butter. It gets a 88.5/100.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Whole Foods in a 12 oz. bottle for $2.99 (a bargain imo). Poured a cloudy yellow. Smells of citrus and pepper. Tastes like a Belgian ale to me, very tasty, but very carbonated. Hides the alcohol well. Would definitely drink again.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy gold with a tight, fizzy white head.

Nose is typical banana and clove, a bit of funk. Not overpowering, definitely on the light side.

Flavor is spot on. Nice funk and a touch sour. Banana and grass mostly come through with a nice spice on the finish. Decent bitter on the finish as well.

Feel is spot on. Light and refreshing, great carbonation level.

Overall a fantastic classic American Saison.

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Photo of ZakFaruki
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a 750 mL into a tulip, pours gold with a nice creamy white head, about a finger's worth of foam, thick amounts of lace around the glass

S: Spices galore, coriander, pepper, ginger, some citrus notes like tangerine, and a bit of malt

T: Almost like a blonde ale, very sweet and malty that fades with a bit of citrus and finishes with a soft peppery snap

F: Medium bodied, with a bit of creaminess, a high amount of carbonation as is typical with the style.

O: This is a very unusual beer, despite the high ABV, you would honestly think you're enjoying a blonde ale, because its very light and delicate in taste. Might try again to see if I can snag a fresher bottle.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 714309-2, BB 08-2015 at 44 degrees into snifter
Aroma of fruity yeast esters
Head large (five cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to irregular frothy ring varying from three to twelve mm and partial layer
Lacing poor – few islands of tiny to medium bubbles
Body light yellow, cloudy
Flavor fruity and spicy; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.25

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Photo of jhartley
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful slightly cloudy golden colored body; with a near explosive amount of carbonation when poured into the glass. Ended up with 2 fingers worth of head before pouring the rest of the beer into the glass. Tons of thick chunky lacing left behind in the glass.
Aromas of peaches, slight sourness and funk followed with a bready malt aroma. Funky yeast aromas coming through as well.
Tastes much different than I was expecting! Sweeter at first without a lot of that Belgian funk, which comes later on. Getting lemons, peaches a muted orange and then a twinge of that funk you would expect from the style.
Feel is light and easy. Not a lot of carbonation...? I guess it all got spent on the pour, because there's not a lot of that fizziness present while drinking it. 8.5% abv?! Ummm, yeah not picking up on that at all! Super hidden.
Overall, this is a pleasant surprise for me! I like trying Saison/Farmhouse Ales, but I am usually put-off if they have large amounts of that barnyard funkiness right away. This one starts out sweeter and has a nice middle bitterness ending with a tart funk on the end. I really like the way this one is put together.
Haven't had it yet? Give it a try a real winner!

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3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pale orange leaning toward yellow with just the slightest touch of haziness. Head stands tall and firm and lingers for the majority of the beer. Heavy lacing.

S - Slight bit of funk and sourness. Otherwise fresh bread dough, grass and mild herbs.

T - Very light, with a nice undertone of subtle sweetness that compliments the bready flavors nicely. A touch of bitterness from the hops, but they are muted in flavor. I had to double check the ABV after my first sip (yep, still 8.5) because I definitely noticed some warming in the throat from the alcohol, although it was far from off putting in its intensity.

M - Feel is good, maybe a touch harsher than I was expecting and a bit thin, but fair for the style.

O - Great breweries make great beer - Boulevard is no exception in this case

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Photo of Alequine
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a straw color with dissipating lacing into a light head. Citrusy, floral, hop aromas. Maybe catch a tint of herbal. Remembering that you are drinking a Farmhouse Ale and not an IPA you are given a light hoppy, sour, tart grapefruit taste. Very fine and tingly carbonation enough to bring forward the citrus in the beer with a finish of dry hoppiness at the end which leaves you wanting more. This Farmhouse Ale is brewed with an excellent balance of hoppiness and citrus and carbonation - all in the right balance.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a pale yellow with a good, fluffy head. It has citrusy, floral hop aromas and it tastes like it has been dry hopped. The spicy hop tastes are readily apparent. When I tasted it my immediate reaction was that it had more alcohol and hops than a Saison but it also had a nice hint of malty sweetness and a crisp dry finish. In checking it with the other Saisons, however, it has a little bit more alcohol but not a lot.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass. The color is golden yellow with a bright white head and thick lacing. The smell features lemon peel, malt, and sweet, herbal spice. The taste is malty, with lemon, and a hoppy, fairly peppery, bitter finish. There is also a hint of apricot at the finish. This is a medium-bodied ale with significant carbonation. Like a good Belgian, it is nicely effervescent and you really don't notice the 8.5 ABV. Overall, this is a pleasant, tangy saison. I prefer Hennepin but this is very good.

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Photo of SSS
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Hazy golden yellow with a white head
S-The aroma is sweet and yeast and dank hops and effervescent with an herbal grass and pine note
T-This beer is quite sweet and the Belgium yeast used give it the typical banana flavour that enhances the sweetness even more. It's reminiscent of a childhood candy, sweet and innocent.
M-High level of carbonation. Medium mouthfeel, supported by the effervescent of this style of beer.
O-This is a very nice beer, I did enjoy the banana character and sweet candy like nature. I'm just not a fan of these types of Belgium yeast heavy brews.

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Photo of thierrynantes
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer bottle (33 cl.), purchased from Bières & Chopes.

Appearance : yellow color with a white foamy head.
Smell : aroma has notes of hops, straw, malt
Taste & mouthfeel : flavor is sweet with notes of lemon, leading to a bitter finish.
Overall : a nice beer in the style Farmhouse Ale.

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Photo of ludachris
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apricot sunshine is how I'd describe the colour of the body. It's hazy but still has an effervescent look. Its massive paper white head is fluffy, dense, and meringue-like. Thick sheets and chunky patches of lace are glued to the walls of the glass.

A sweet, slow, gooey tropical fruity essence oozes from the glass. I get apricot, mango, and grapefruit most. A bit grassy, a bit peppery, and lots of fresh dough are backing it. This reminds me so much of Charlevoix's Lupulus. I'm in love.

The taste is much more crisp, sharp, and concise than the nose would lead you to believe. The pepper comes in zingy and mixes with raw earthy tones, grass clippings and grapefruit rind. Its tropical apricot and mango character is equally as soft in the taste as it is in the nose. Its more of an overlay rather than a centerpiece. Its fruity quality is where the alcohol hides itself, giving it that slick, gooey feel.

Its 8.5% ABV adds weight its body but it still manages to finish of quick, dry, and clean. Medium bodied and a slightly below average level of carbonation. This isn't much of an issue because of how clean each sip finishes.

What a treat. This is my first offering from Boulevard and I'm very impressed. I'm even more impressed that I found this on the shelves of the LCBO, and fresh at that. This is one of the biggest Saison's I've had in terms of ABV and the weight of its feel and I loved it from beginning to end.

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Photo of tbeckett
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful pour. One thick finger of white head. Cloudy golden colour with good carbonation. Good lace and a film of retention.

S - Banana, candy, sweet baking spice.

T - Some booze, candy, baking spice, banana.

M - Strong carbonation, maybe too strong. Sweet candy finish with some booze and a medium body.

O/D - A nice saison. The banana and spice end up being a bit harsh after a while, but otherwise it's balanced and the classic flavours come out nicely. Good stuff.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With some of my favourites in similar style taken off the market, I am happy to have found this wonderful little perfection of a farmhouse ale.
Well done, with the right amount of carbonation and bitterness, this is something that will enlighten your summer nights. Don't let others bring you down, just because they didn't like it.
This one is a keeper!

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Photo of bmeehan
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I thought this beer looked about a thousand times better than it ended up tasting. Its beauty is in its color and head, but that's it. I instantly forgot what it tasted like because it's got nothing outstanding about it and while I would drink it again because it didn't suck, it's just not a memorable beer.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 907 ratings.