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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

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2,598 Ratings
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Ratings: 2598
Reviews: 716
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%


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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dreedvol

North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Belgian ale glass. Nice golden color, solid rocky head that diminishes slowly with nice lacing. Nice sediment haze.

Aroma of fruity eaters banana, citrus, with a nice sweet malt. slightly floral hint with coriander as well. Inviting aroma.

Taste is citrus with coriander and nice biscuit malts. Nice overall spice. Milder guitar esters like banana but not as strong as the aroma would suggest. Good balanced taste.

Carbonation is champagne like with a light body and a smooth finish.

A nice take on a farmhouse saison like ale but with enough good tweaks to make this a great ale. Highly recommmended.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 02:07:45 | More by dreedvol
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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,598 ratings.