Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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!
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2013 02:40:27 | More by BeerEngineer
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