Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Infiniteingest:
3.33/5 rDev -20%
Generally: At yet another bar which I used to tend, we sold this and I would periodically sneak one. In this particular venue, having become accustomed to drinking 'gansett for my shifty, I always found this beer to be a delicious treat. Sitting down to it now, I'm slightly less enamored, but not disappointed.
The Pour: Bright golden pour with a weak, though lingering head. Slightly hazy, consistent with the Saison stlyle.
Face in the glass: Belgian yeast, as it is a Belgian style ale. I'd like to know exactly what they used, not because I'm getting anything dynamic or new but because this is precisely the floral yeast nose that I think of when I think Belgian. Brett for sure. I need to learn more about yeast. Apple blossoms, clove, with a clean biscuity finish.
Temperature: Meant to be enjoyed in the summertime, historically, and in the absence of refrigeration, historically, tributes to the style need, I think, to be ok at roughly room temperature. 52 degrees to start, slowly warming, and all is well in Brussels.
With Regard to Taste: This is a very well made, though not stunning, tribute to the style. The active carbonation, hop bitterness, and sweet/floral yeast notes work together well to deliver a clean and crisp Saison style ale. A medley of bitter orange, mild spice, and cucumber.
Epitoma: A very nice beer. I am very fond of Saisons, but they never impress me THAT much when I'm really paying attention. Here, I feel like the yeast is a little too present, and the hops and whatever malt there is get drowned out. I think Boulevard was going for a delicate balance, and that they just missed the mark. All of that aside, it is eminently drinkable--totally unoffensive--and will remain a go-to beer for me when I see it on beer lists.
Note: I think it would pair beautifully with Alpine Cheeses, notably Pepper Racelette.
Serving type: Bottle 12 oz
10-07-2013 23:00:49 | More by Infiniteingest
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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