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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,906 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,906
Reviews: 732
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 142
Gots: 350 | FT: 12
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:
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

(Beer added by: grumpy on 06-19-2009)
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Clydesdale

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy yellow-orange color. The golden-tinted head is massive, with a very dense, frothy texture. Really stellar. Retention is excellent, and loads of lacing stick to the glass as the head gradually fades.

S: Spicy, powdery notes up front - the saison yeast is definitely working well here. Tart, fruity aromas of peach, citrus, and lychee are prominent. Some perfumey notes are also present. Some banana becomes apparent as the beer warms to room temperature.

T: Some light, faintly sweet pale maltiness up front. This is quickly subsumed by funky, tart, fruity yeast character. Waves of fruity come and go, with orchard and citrus flavors. Banana tones are also lurking in the background. Hops are surprisingly bitter for the style, although they are definitely working well here, adding some citric/grapefruit flavor.

M: Somewhat full-bodied for the style. Carbonation is aggressive, and the overall mouthfeel is a bit dry and astringent, perhaps due to its unusual hoppiness. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.

O: This is a really good, unique take on a saison. It's unabashedly hoppy, but it retains the trademarks of the style rather well. This is a beautiful beer, on par in presentation with any hazy, foam-topped Belgian or German classic. I think the hoppiness lends a somewhat brash mouthfeel, for the style at least. Regardless, this is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 02:04:34 | More by Clydesdale
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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,906 ratings.