Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BeerEngineer:
4.05/5 rDev -2.6%
General - Got a 750 ml wine bottle size bottle of this beer. Allowed to chill (because it was room temp from the store) for a little while. Served it around 60 degrees F, a touch high for this beer. Drank it out of a New Belgium style tulip. Being as it's getting hot in SoCal a Saison was a nice way to go.
Appearance - SRM color is around a 7 and is very fitting for a typical Saison. Big fluffy white head on this beer, it's taken 3 pours to get a full glass. Lacing seems to last forever, even when my glass is half full there is still a one inch high ball of head in the middle of the glass. Awesome!
Aroma - Citrus and floral. Smells like someone peeled a lemon and added it to some sort of a tropical flower. Theres a slight scent of banana in the background that is really nice. A touch of sweetness like a malt but very mild. In general this is exactly how I expect a Saison to smell.
Taste - Just like the aroma there is an upfront punch of citrus with each sip. Near the back end you get that banana cutting through. Definite punch of alcohol in this beer. There is a puckering that goes along with that booze for sure. A bitterness comes in near the end also. This is a pretty strong beer for a saison, that's for sure, but it's not a bad thing. There is a spice that is in the background also, my guess is caused by the yeast used, not exactly any sort of addition. The spice is mild but noticeable if you are looking for it.
Mouthfeel - I think that the best word for this one is effervescent. This thing is packed with carbonation. There is a distinct drying of the mouth after each sip. This is very refreshing despite the slight alcohol burning that it comes with. On a hot day this would be trouble for sure, someone could quaff two or three of these and not even realize it's an 8%er.
Overall - The ABV is actually a little bit high for the BJCP guidelines which ranges up to 7.0%, this one is 8.0%. Not a bad thing but it's typical of American breweries to bolster every ale they brew. I would love this beer without the alcohol burn that it comes with but even with that, I REALLY REALLY LIKE it. Can't love it, but it's real close. This is an awesome beer for hot weather. As far as an example of the style it's acceptable but is out of parameters for ABV. I'm going to enjoy the rest of this big ole bottle and then head to bed with a quenched thirst and a spinning head!
06-13-2013 02:40:27 | More by BeerEngineer
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured into a small tulip glass an orange tinged dull light golden with a large fluffy,sticky white head that left two full rings of lace behind as it settled verly slowly into a frothy mass.Big lemony citrus notes in the nose along with bready malt and light phenolic spice.Crisp and quite dry on the palate with citric undertones to go along with light phenols.A very good American version of the style,alot of the time I stay away from the style because of the dreaded funk,this is funk subdued.Nice job here.
10-31-2012 20:17:54 | More by oberon
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
a: This beer pours a pale gold with excellent clarity. The long lasting white head settles to about a half a finger of compact bubbles leaving lacing on the glass.
s: Get your nose to the glass as soon as you pour, the aroma goes from almost a rock solid American IPA then transition in some of those saison fruit and spice aromas. That pretty well some up what I get here with citrus and piney American hops aromas with spicy, peppery and orange Belgian yeast aromas. The dominating hops and yeast aromas are well balance. There is also a soft alcohol aroma.
t: The moderately-high hops bitterness and spice dominate the flavor with moderate fruit flavors of orange and American hops. The hops are citrusy and piney while the spice is mostly pepper. There is a touch of that bubblegum brett flavor.
m: This is light and fluffy on the palate with a moderately-light body and high carbonation.
o: An awesome American interpretation of the Saison style. A World class beer!
07-26-2012 00:16:50 | More by MadScientist
4.2/5 rDev +1%
On-tap at Flying Saucer.
A-Golden-hay color with a rather rich aroma.
S- A bit funky, white pepper, cucumber, and lemon grass.
T- Taste is earthy with an added fruitiness similar to rinds and a dry finish.
D- Very enjoyable. Expect no less from the Smokestack Series.
10-05-2009 18:32:56 | More by brownbeer
4.63/5 rDev +11.3%
APPEARANCE- Lightly-hazed deep straw with big rocky white head and sticky lace. Perfect.
AROMA- light and delicate,- citrus, lemon, white pepper, low grainy aroma, aromatic and perfumey. Not a whiff of alcohol despite the ABV.
FLAVOR- Just a tiny pop of pils malt sweetness gets scrubbed off the palate by carbonation and spicy yeast with a light mango and banana esters. Some citrusy hop mid palate and a dry, peppery finish. Totally lovely. Moderate bitterness aids the peppery finish. Alcohol pushes a floral presance into the sinuses.
MOUTHFEEL- appropriately light bodied and singing with carbonation, yet still has a rich, velvety mouthfeel, lightly astringent in the finish. Alcohol is apparent.
OVERALL- I drink this all the time despite the high ABV. Responsible for many nights that went too far. Definatly the best stateside saison I've ever had. Pretty-much textbook except for the beastly ABV.
10-22-2012 03:51:00 | More by JudgeRoughneck
4.75/5 rDev +14.2%
Pour/Appearance: Thick, 3 finger, head that maintained itself through a good beginning of the pour, nice lacing as it came down, golden color.
Smell: Great floral notes and a bit of citrus at the beginning, strong grass through the remainder.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, but not overdone. You almost instantly pick-up on the floral/herb notes as well as the semi-sweet grass. There's a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Great beer, ordered a second where I'd normally rotate to try something new. The taste and smell bouquet described is _almost_ overpowering, but Boulevard got it right in balancing things out to make it an enjoyable saison ale.
09-09-2012 19:09:19 | More by Breen
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Into a tulip. Best by 12/17/11; consumed 8/28/11
A - Pours a hazy straw folks with two fingers of white head. Head has nice persistance and leaves great lacing.
S - Nice aromas of Belgian yeast and citrus, both lemon and orange. A bit of spice and a faint bubblegum aroma as well.
T - Nice bright taste with a bit of a hop bite on top of some nice Belgian yeast funk, a bit of pepper, nice citrus and very faint sweetness.
M - Medium mouthfeel with a dry, crisp spicy finish.
O - Really enjoyed this one. Nice flavor combination. Crisp and bright but with a nice depth as well.
08-28-2011 23:15:28 | More by warnerry
3.28/5 rDev -21.2%
12 oz bottle, best by 5/16/12. Pours golden with a bunch of floaties and a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet wheaty malts and some fruit and honey with a little funky yeast and some soapy floral notes.
The flavor is sweet wheaty malts and earthy yeast with a dry bitterness (big for a saison) in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with spritzy carbonation.
Overall, an OK saison. It doesn't seem well balanced to me.
08-22-2012 22:35:13 | More by Beaver13
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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