Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.
A: Pours a golden color with fairly strong yeast haze. The head is a beautiful four finger white color with a frothy texture and fantastic retention. Lacing is extremely thick and prominent. The way the carbonation rises to the top into the head is an excellent detail that adds to its aesthetic appeal.
S: Crisp apple, pears, farmhouse funk, slight hay, lemon zest, coriander, grassy hops, and even a hint of vinousness. Complex in a restrained manner, yet very satisfying.
T: Much like the smell, the flavor is light, but with several layers of complexity, amazing considering the yeast esters don't play a huge role in the progression of flavors. Opening subtleties of apple, pear, light funk, and spices roll into a solid malt backbone. The zesty, grassy hops on the finish, in particular, are what really send this one over the top, perhaps making up for the lack of a significant yeast profile. Complex enough to make one look around for varying flavor subtleties, but drinkable enough to make one gulp a bottle down in 15 minutes whilst doing the former.
M: Let's call it medium bodied - it's nowhere near as light/watery as your typical shitty macro lager, but it doesn't have the heft of some saisons I've had. It finishes dry, but this dryness is provided more from the hops rather than astringent yeast. A light accumulating bitterness does an excellent job of giving off the "must have another sip" factor.
O: Wow, what a great beer. Admittedly, as a biased IPA fanatic, I like my saisons low on yeast but high on hops, and since this fits the criteria brilliantly, I'll be hunting this one down in the near future. I, for one, welcome our new Missouri overlords to Maryland!
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2012 20:55:29 | More by ThisWangsChung
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