Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
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
More User Reviews:
4.74/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
This is a perfect example of a Saison. The smell is like a fresh baked loaf of yeasty bread spiked with peppercorns. The head is a lofty pure white pillow and remains for most of the entire drink. The taste is what a farmhouse ale should be - smooth, you immediately taste grape fruity hops and then a peppery and very mild alcoholic finish.
Part of me loves that fact that this beer is 8.5% ABV but part of me wishes it were only half that amount so I could drink more at my favorite pub.
Serving type: on-tap
03-01-2014 02:14:40 | More by Bob_Rhoades
4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Stella Artois chalice
A: Opaque golden. An aggressive pour (big mistake) produced a huge, three inch white head that sat and sat, refusing to dissipate for quite a while. Lots of lacing. My next pour was much slower and gave a better result.
S: Citrus, floral, featuring oranges and lemon zest. Black pepper, too.
T: Smooth with Belgian yeast, oranges, lemons and pepper sliding in on a highly carbonated sleigh. Nice and easy drinking.
M: Light to medium with high carbonation.
O: Again, pour slowly for maximum taste. A great saison. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 15:53:22 | More by brewskifan55
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,490 ratings.