Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Cavery:
4.25/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a beer that's been given to me by a few kind BA's, and I thank them all for that. I've shared this beer more than once with people as a gateway into the saison style, but I've never really sat down and given it a proper review. Therefore, here I go.
Marked best before November 2011.
Poured into a Lost Abbey tulip.
A: Lemon jelly and flammable fall shrubberies. Lots of light farm-familiar yellows that just seem to imply the Halloween season. A very fine film of a head that looks like it could solidify into a marshmallow. Ultra fine beads of bubbles struggle for position along the sides of the glass. Yup, this one is a looker for sure.
S: Really tropical flavors in the nose. Passion fruit, a bit of thin guava, pulpy pineapple mash, definitely some pear skin, and a whole other bunch of stuff you'd probably find in some farmers market experimental marmalade. This has that super flavorful yeast character that I long for as a fan of the style. Just because it's a farmhouse ale, doesn't mean it can't pay a visit to the orchard.
T: A really clean character of pear apple that crunches in its crispness. Some really bitter character that comes through from a fading hop. Some cereal grains make for a nicely complex sweetener before hitting some lingering funk. Fruity barnyard bitterness that eases off into a green apple skin dryness. The way the flavor makes temporary visits to pineapples, green apples, and pears really makes this a performer in style; though it's the goya finish at the intersection of hops, funk, and fruitiness that puts this in that higher flavor category.The alcohol does come through a tad bit though.
M: soft lofty foam that is whip creamy in the mouth. Really great light soft foam character that keeps on giving. Light-medium body with a rewardingly soft mouth. This really makes fruit notes feel like they are blanketed in pastry dough. Apple pie mouth that I'm a fan of.
O: This is just quite simply a very good saison. I think that the flavors really pop off that yeast character, and the mouth helps give the beer pastry flavor experience. This is like a nutri-grain bar, but alcoholic and much more fulfilling. I'm a big fan of this beer, but I think it's much better fresher. I feel like the contrast is muddy due to it being a bit older than I've had it before, and the hops don't pop as much. If you want the full experience seek one fresh. Though the flavor still comes through as a consistent performer. Cheers to boulevard for this exemplar beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2011 03:48:50 | More by Cavery
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3.93/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This beer should be served at a slightly higher temprature than you would the normal lager beers. This allows the fruity flavors to come forward. There is also a slight hop aroma to this beer, and served cool, it is easier to notice. The main aroma are complex, some fruits and bananas, but also a spicy note. The taste is dry, you get some of the fruitiness. The body is very light. Easy to dring despite being 8.5 % ABV.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 20:17:17 | More by Norwegianbrewer
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,501 ratings.